Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The 20-Something Dilemma

Prepare for a rant.

I know I am not the only 20-something year old woman who has this problem. I know I have champagne taste and a beer budget. However, where can a young woman shop for clothes that look:
  1. Stylish
  2. Chic
  3. Fabulous
  4. Professional
I have the most difficult time finding stylish, yet professional clothing that doesn't require me to get a second job just to pay the bill. Seriously. I would love to shop at places like J Crew and The Limited, but let's get real. I can't even afford the clearance section of J Crew.

Most of my time is spent at work, which means if I'm buying something, I better be able to make it work as a 'professional look'. I'm done with Old Navy. It's a little too plain jane for me and I'm ready to step up my apparel game.

The problem is, I get sticker shock. I see $50 for a sweater and I freak. Truth is, I know the $50 sweater from The Limited will last much longer than the $15 sweater from Forever 21. I'm 26 years old, it's about time I stop shopping at XXI.

I'm starting to put together a warbrobe 'mood board' for this fall/winter. My mission is to buy pieces that will last and are versatile.

I'm also taking applications for a personal shopper. I'll pay you in baked goodies.

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