Affordable Fashion Part 1

ūüôā So today I figured I would keep it short and sweet.

Being a girl, I feel like wanting to have pretty things and shopping is just in our DNA. ( maybe not for all of us but most. Although I do think that all girls do love these things some just don’t know where to start or find what speaks to them.)

Maybe that explains my excessive online shopping habit and Sephora addiction.

For the past week I’ve been scouting around trying to find the perfect pair of Plus Size Boots that actually fit and some cute staple pieces for work. ( Stay tuned for that Haul Post! )

& I personally have so many favorite stores I love to check out and that got me thinking about what other majestical stores I don’t even know exist! So I thought I would share some of my personal Go to stores!

1. My personal favorite . Forever21¬†.// Not Only do they have stuff for almost everyone! Young, Male, Female, Plus! But they actually have a lot of affordable ¬†stuff ( I’m usually a clearance shopper ) It’s a Win win in my eyes!!

& the accessories department is one of my favorites! ( especially the rings & hair clips! )

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2. It’s Growing on me, Torrid..// I usually come here to look at .s h o e s. and ¬†.a c c e s s o r i e s. ¬†During Holidays I find that they have the best options for Plus Size Costumes and Accessories. I will say shoes wise, order a half-size up! ** They have the best clearance sales so always keep a look out for discount codes before making any final purchases.

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( Current Sale Discount Code : ” BOGO50CLR” )

3. New on my exploring list; Modcloth ! They have clothes for everyone as well & lots of cool random stuff ( imagine Target meets vintage cool shit. )! They are modern with a hint of vintage , so you’ll have fun exploring around their site. Make sure to click around. & I just read an article that they are getting more designers for Plus Sizes as well so keep a look out for that! ** Comment or Tweet me and I can send you a 15$ off coupon for your purchase. ( yay free money )¬†Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 3.11.49 PM

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4. My Secret Place, 599Fashion. Here’s the thing, Everything in here is 5.99 OR LESS. Yes you read that right, five dollars and ninety nine cents OR LESS. I like to keep this place in my arsenal, It’s VERY affordable but definitely hit & miss quality wise and style choice wise. I’ve gotten a lot of amazing pieces from this place, lots of my go to cardigans or cute work shirts, great quality. But every now ¬†and then you may get a dud; not so average piece . Think along the lines of D.E.B quality.

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**Beware: Clothes go fast on here, so if you see it.. GET IT. If you like it a lot; get two! Learn from my mistakes. They don’t restock! Once It’s gone, no chance!¬†

-Liv

Have any recommendations for me? Tell me your go to places! I’d love to check them out!

.// Comment below & let me know! 

( + 2 majestic points for unintentional rhyming ! )

Motivation; Carpe that fucking Diem.

Let me just tell you Today was the first day I’ve been to the gym in two weeks. As shitty as that is to admit to myself because I was doing so good; It’s time to face the truth. ¬†But I went and I worked out. Had my delicious spark ( which makes life so much easier )

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& Here I am ¬†multitasking ¬†by blogging and cooking. So I’m pretty much a badass. Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker are pretty jealous of my skills. Maybe I’ll share a food blog later.

So back to the point.// Motivation. It’s there! You have it! Everyone has a reason they need to just stick with it.

I hate when people say ¬†” O screw it! I already ate something bad today; might as well just eat whatever else I want now!”

{ NO! DO NOT do that! Just because you slip up and accidentally use ranch dressing or whatever it may be doesn’t mean your whole day is ruined ; just keep sticking to it. It’s a lot easier to burn off the calories from an accidental pop than it is from a whole day of eating shit. /endrant }

Find your motivation and focus on it, focus on it even more in-depth. Make it bigger and use it to your advantage; think of all the possibilities!

1. Find it . 2. Give it all you have. 3. Give yourself a deadline or goal. 4. Never stop. 5.Repeat.

For me my motivation mentally is happiness and contentment but physically my motivation is the Caribbean. You read that right , I’m going to the C a r r i b b e a n. ¬†In November , ¬†126 days to be exact. ¬†For a destination wedding!!! ( no not mine silly )¬†

It will be my first adult trip/vacation by myself. I was pretty nervous about it but I’ll worry about that when the time comes. ¬†Applying for my passport was pretty easy in fact. Ugh. ¬†Here I go again getting sidetracked . So YES Caribbean = motivation.

I want to look and feel fucking fabulous, have confidence. Not worry about how I’m looking in a swimsuit with a t-shirt over it to hide myself. I want to live in the moment and experience everything around me! This might be my only time that ill be in the Dominican Republic! I want to carpe that fucking diem ¬†to the fullest extent! & maybe meet an adorable local to talk to me in a foreign language and fall in love with for 5 majestical days ( HA ) .

So I will use this at my motivation for the next 126 days and own that shit. ( Post pics along the way )

Use it to my advantage, when you have motivation you want that ‘thing’ so bad! Make it yours! Go after it & never stop!

But most importantly remember that you are not alone, ever.

Just because you can’t find resources sometimes and it may not be the easiest doesn’t mean they do not exist. And if by chance they really don’t, make them yourself. Remember that you control your life, no one else does. No one is going to give you the life you want ( if that was the case I’d be a immortal 22-year-old with a dancer’s body married to Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling would be my side boyfriend & Ellen DeGeneres and I would be sipping margaritas in her backyard every weekend.)

You have to MAKE the life you want.It took me a long time to figure that out. I’m finally here though on my journey of life and I don’t plan on quitting till I get to my destination.

**This isn’t just motivation words for weight-loss . I’m speaking in every aspect of life; work,health,dreams,goals.

As my wise mentor Miley once said ” We can’t stop, we won’t stop

– Liv

Question of the day:  What is YOUR Motivation? and for what?