Being in my third year of college, I feel as though I have learned some
of the "insider" tips to dressing for class and dressing for night. One
of these tips I feel as though every girl in college should know before
they end up ruining any of their nice things! I have learned to buy
shoes, clothing, handbags, etc. in doubles. It sounds a bit ridiculous,
but I promise you I am not kidding. When I buy doubles, I usually buy a
well made, nice quality item, and then the double I usually buy in
knockoff form or get a really good deal. Why do I do something so silly?
Well, after realizing that friends like to borrow things, I am clumsy
at times and lose things, and that "social gatherings" are not just wine
and cheese, buying in twos has become common sense. Here are things
that I buy in twos:
Spend and Save by summerwind41490 featuring flats shoes
I have a pair of classic patent black pumps. One pair I bought at Payless and one pair I bought at Aldo and spent a good bit of money on. The Payless pair have a name. They are called my frat shoes because whenever I go to any party, whether it be at a fraternity or any other party, the floor is gross and I certainly do not want to ruin nice shoes. Another thing is pearl studs and diamond studs. I have real pearls and real diamonds and I have never worn them out to any function at school. I reserve them for nice occasions or everyday wear. For nighttime at school, I have an ever present supply of faux pearl studs and faux diamond studs. The same goes for a lot of other jewelry in my collection. I also have a nice, large, leather wallet, but also have a small coach one that I use for everyday while at school. I use the small wallet because I drag it everywhere and it quickly wears out and gets dirty and I wouldn't want that to happen to my nice wallet! I also have several Longchamp bags. One is my "going out" bag and I use it at all times when going out. It definitely looks a bit worn, but it is perfect for that purpose. The other Longchamps I never take out so they stay nice for a lot longer. Same thing goes for boots, it's nice to have a pair of inexpensive boots that you don't mind if something minor happens to them. Then you can also have your nice boots that you appreciate and wouldn't want to ruin. I do this for north face/patagonia/columbia jackets too. I pick my older one and choose that one to bring out on cold nights and reserve the others to keep nice! Does any other college student do this? I don't think I'm alone on this one, a lot of my friends do it too! Have a fabulous day!