Hold on wait a minute? Yall thought I was finished?
I’m backkk. Now I had to take a quick little hiatus on you guys (Yes I had a legitimate reason – that I will share when the time is right)
But just know I’m back and here to stay.. Plus I’ve brought out the faux fur to make the comeback official.
If you know me you know I LOVE me some faux fur (never real because Mel loves the animals) But what I love even more is proving that you can slay on a budget.
I don’t know about you guys but I consider myself a hard worker. I have a full time job, part time job, my own small business in the works and of course melbae.com – All this makes me want to spoil myself alot.
BUT I rather spoil myself with experiences. This includes trying new foods at different restaurants, doing a random activities I’ve never done before and of course traveling. Why consistently pay $500+ for pairs of shoes clothes etc.. when that money could literally be a roundtrip ticket to a random country I’ve never been to?
And this mindset is exactly why I try to always slay on a budget.
Check out the deets on this affordable slay:
Vintage Hi Rise Two Tone Jeans -$54.95 – American Eagle
577 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
These jeans were love at first sight. Storytime: I’ve seen these jeans online and thought to myself NEED but wanted to see how they were in person before ordering. Sadly there weren’t any in stock at the American Eagle location closest to me so I just decided to put getting them to the side. But a couple weeks later while taking photos for an event at Don’t Ask Why NY. I accidentally knocked a whole rack of jeans down and to my surprise it was this exact pair! Tried them on and now they’re officially one of my favorite pair of jeans.
Rib Triangle Top Sofia Bodysuit $36.00- American Apparel
Every girl needs a staple black body suit and this right here is it. Super comfy and easy to dress up or down.
Bucco Gold Accent Boots – $100.00 – My Mom’s Closet
I’m thankful for alot of things in life. One of those things are me and my mother sharing the same shoe size. One day I was looking for some cool black boots I could just throw on to give my outfit a rocker vibe. Tired of my own shoe collection I did what I always do.. see what options are in mom’s closet and now they’re officially mine. Thanks Mom! Not available online but purchased at Nordstrom Rack.
And for the key piece:
THAT FUR THOUGH
Faux Fur Short Jacket – Forever 21
Forever 21 is a must go for all my faux fur lovers. They have a great selection to choose from and yes, they actually last – not one faux fur I have bought from them has shedded or tangled. And this little piece right here was purchased when I myself was working at Forever 21 part time during college. Hands down one of my favorite faux fur coats ever. Perfect for when I’m feeling like a liar.. a scammer.