If you are like me, you shop more for shoe bargains than you do for food. As women it is important to rationalize our budgets and ensure we are preparing for our future financially.
Never rely on a man, a family member or one savings account. We have to set ourselves up to be financially free and out of debt before we reach 30 or 40. It can be done. With that being said we have to start being smart with what we are spending our money on. Do we really need another pair of shoes, or do we really need to buy that new lipstick from Mac? The answer is no, but of course we do it anyway.
Christina Parisien from coinconsciouscutie.com shared some amazing insights with us on how to save on the things we love. It is okay to want to look your best but just do it in a way that you are not breaking the bank.
Now let's hand it over to Christina!
Hey guys it's me Christina founder of coinconsciouscutie.com. When I was asked to give some tips on finding some chic affordable pieces to help unleash that inner bawse I jumped at the chance. Now if it's one thing your girl knows how to do, it's shop. Not only do I have a love for being the ultimate consumer but I am completely here for bargain shopping!
I am a big advocate for looking your best but honestly you can be runway ready without breaking the bank.
I myself have been going to multiple interviews and most of them require you to dress professionally. Many people hear that and instantly think boring button up and slacks. Well I am here to say NOOO.
Look, first impressions are everything and honestly your not just being judged by your resume, they are checking that fit. The more well dressed you are the better you feel and the more confident you are. Employers love confidence. They want to know that you can get the job done!
Now I'm not saying you can't wear a button up and some slacks but it's all about making sure it fits properly and making sure you are choosing the right colors. You should try and wear neutral colors. Blacks whites grays. If you wear a skirt make sure it falls under your knees and that it's not too fitted. Your pants should also fit well and depending on the style should fall accordingly.
The best places to get in style pieces for a great cost are H&M , Forever 21, and New York & company. Most of their items range from $15-35 dollars and they ALWAYS have a sale. (Like always). You can find blouses pants, pant suits, skirts, & shoes all at these stores.
Ladies remember if you're wearing makeup keep it really cute and simple. I usually like to wear foundation, a thin eyeliner, and some mascara. My fav product for my face right now is the Maybelline Fit Me foundation. It gives great coverage, lasts long, and is only 7 bucks guys. I also live for my Benefit Their Real mascara and eyeliner because it really gives you the illusion of falsies without being to glam. To save my coins I always get the travel size and it comes together in a pack for only $18.
I always wear a nude lippie. Pinks and Browns are your friends this season. Colourpop cosmetics has some nice matte lippies for 6 bucks and NYX has creamy matte glosses for the same price; ultimate win!
Lastly it's always important to get your mind right for any interview or any business related venture. I enjoy reading so here are some books, ( might I add under 40 bucks) that will help you mentally get that inner bawse ready.
Girl boss by Sophia Amoruso is an amazing read. Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big by Julia Pimsluer is great, and lastly to really break out of that shell and into your future C.E.O; How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes. Those really dope books are a fool proof way to get you slaying and becoming the ultimate Girl Boss.
"Coin Conscious Cutie is for the average working girl with champagne taste and a less than exquisite wallet. So let’s chase these dreams and most importantly coins people! "
After graduating in May 2015 with a never ending love for writing and an even bigger love for being on camera, Christina Parisien set out to live out her dreams while maintaining financial stability. Through that journey #CoinConsciousCutie was born. Christina's never ending love for social media and engaging with others through the many outlets allowed her to be the social media maven she is today. On her site she speaks about the journey of life and self growth as well as sharing affordable beauty finds with her many viewers.
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