If there is one tag I have to do it’s this one! It is no secret that I like to shop and so this tag was made for me. Let’s dive into the questions shall we?
1. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?
Yes definitely. However, not shopaholic in the sense where you shop and have no money to do anything else. I always put my bills first and have a fixed budget that I can spend shopping which I stick to. It’s not like in the book/ movie of said name that I get myself head over heels in debt just to shop. In fact, I put at least double the amount I spend on shopping onto my savings account each month.
2. How would you classify your style?
Very simple: I don’t have one. I can wear skinny jeans and knee high boots one day and a polka dot dress with heels the next. I go from indie street style to classy, from preppy to grungy all in the same week. It’s the first thing students notice about me and often they comment on it: wow miss, you really don’t have one particular style do you? I simply dress according to the purpose of the day and my mood. I tend to dress up more for work than anywhere else though.
3. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?
H&M or Kruidvat (Dutch drugstore). H&M because I can always find something there that I want to pick up. Kruidvat simply has a great line of cheap make up and beauty products so it usually only costs a few bucks. It’s very easy to just buy a nail polish or pick up a pair of socks at either one of these stores.
4. Where do you find the best deals?
Always in sale season. Usually at Mango, H&M or ZARA. Although I also like scavenging shoe stores come sale time.
5. What designer are you willing to splurge for?
None. I don’t do designer items. Although I’d love to get myself a Louis Vuitton bag or a pair of Christian Louboutins. However, that will have a wait a few years. First, I have to save up so I can get a bigger place :-).
6. Do you have a go to shopping outfit?
No because I can shop any time, any place, any where. Since I’m busy and work a lot I do tend to shop online mostly unless I have a vacation. It’s not that I don’t set foot in regular stores when I’m working, it’s just more of a hassle.
7. What is your guilty pleasure? (Not including makeup)
Shoes? Yeah, let’s go with shoes. I really don’t need any of them, yet I always find an excuse to buy more. It simple: there are always more styles to try and patterns and colors that you don’t have. I have told myself that I should throw out a pair of shoes when I buy a new pair.
8. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?
Black opaque tights. Because they keep me warm in winter and isolated and cool in summer. Plus they make my legs looks longer when I pair them with black shoes. Win/ win situation.
9. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?
Button down shirts. I simply love button down shirts. And skater dresses because those simply fit my body type best.
10. What trend did you love that passed way too quickly?
The problem with trends is that once it becomes a trend everyone and their mother starts doing it and wearing it. So I am not too fond of trends. Yes, I will stick to the trends in a way since that’s what you can buy in stores, but I don’t necessarily embrace trends only to find them having gone out of style the next minute. I just wear what I like. I don’t really care whether it’s a trend or not.
11. Who is your fashion icon?
No one. I read fashion magazines and fashion blogs and I watch fashion videos but I take bits and pieces from all that input and turn it into something I like to wear. By now I know pretty well what fits and suits me so I just run with that.
I hope you enjoyed this tag. Feel free to do it if you’d like.