I was thrilled when Morgan, a fashion enthusiast from www.graygabbana.com (it's her brand new blog:) reached out to me about doing a guest post on Beau Vie! Morgan knows everyone loves finding ways to mimic celebrity fashion or obtain looks for less-and on a larger scale, there are a lot of everyday expenses that we overlook when it comes to affordability! Morgan's passion for chic fashion comes from her inner style and inspiration she gathers from everything around her. She would love to inspire the community that has inspired her so much throughout the years. I thought this was a perfect opportunity and place for her to start! Check out her post below and be sure and check out her new blog too!
~Affordable Living: Discounts for What You Want in Life~
Acquiring the things you want and need in life can be expensive. Savvy women of fashion, however, can easily save money in several ways by following a few affordable-living tips.
Good news! You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great-looking pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses. At Warby Parker, you can find designer styles without breaking the bank! Online shopping can be scary! What if it doesn’t look the same or fit the way you would have wished? Warby Parker even offers a Home Try on Program at absolutely no cost to you, so you can save time and money by making sure the product you absolutely love on your monitor is going to be the same one you love in person.
Other fashion accessories can also cost a pretty penny. For instance, have you ever been tempted to spend your entire paycheck on a couple gorgeous pieces of jewelry? Fortunately, there are several affordable ways to acquire these must-have accessories. With vintage looks back in style this year, raid your grandmothers costume jewelry or check out sites like Etsy for handmade signature pieces!
Women spend millions each year on beauty products including makeup and skincare products. Some expenses are great investments, but other purchases are simply wastes of money. Consider the money saving programs that your favorite cosmetic companies offer.
If you love Sephora, you definitely need to sign up for their Beauty Insider program. This free program provides free birthday gifts to participants as well as savings year round.
If you use MAC cosmetics, take advantage of their recycling program. Send any empty plastic container from MAC Cosmetics back to them and receive a free lipstick of your choice from their collection in return. This is a great way to save money while maintaining environmental awareness.
Of course, fashion and beauty aren’t the only two categories in which we all spend money regularly. Make the most of every penny you spend by finding great deals on the things you use every day.
At RetailMeNot, you can find savings on many daily items. Get coupon codes for shopping online as well as for retail purchases.
Think ahead to make savvy choices. Do you love fashion magazines? Resist the urge to purchase them from the newsstand or at the grocery store checkout. Instead, save money by getting your own subscription.
While life can get expensive, there are always ways to save. Start by using some of the above tips. Then have some fun going on a scavenger hunt to find your own money-saving tricks. You’ll be thrilled with the extra things you can suddenly afford.
Thank you Morgan for these GREAT tips!