Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Break: Clothing Haul

My friend Lizette and I spent pretty much the entire Spring Break together. We met up in L.A and then drove to Las Vegas with her sister, her sister's boyfriend, and her cousin, in order to celebrate her birthday. We were in Las Vegas for the weekend and then drove back to LA. The next day, we took a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico (her sister, her, and I were the only ones that went on this little day adventure). We spent the rest of the break in L.A and then I flew to N.Y and then headed back to school. A lot of folks have wanted to hear about how each trip went, but also how I was able to afford it all. So I have decided to break it down here on my blog so that folks can get a better look at how I travel and do so affordably.

This blogpost, as you can tell from the title, will basically be a haul of what clothes we purchased for the trip. Being that I do not own much, in terms of summer clothing, Lizette and I went shopping. However, now that I think about it, she didn't really wear much of what she bought while we were on Spring Break, so I think it's safe to say that I benefitted most from the shopping trip (haha).

To start: nothing I purchased was over $10. I only shopped for what I needed and I only really needed a couple of casual dresses. I guess I can be described as being quite frugal; when it comes to shopping, I always try to spend as little as possible. If something is cute but not within my budget, it usually stays on the shelf . From my experience with traveling, the most expensive thing is usually my plane tickets (unless I purchase them way in advance, which is rare).

Liz and I ended up going to the Holyoke Mall; we woke up extra early on what I believe was a Saturday morning because she had work later that afternoon.

We went into stores such as: Forever21, H&M, JCPenny, and Guess, but ended up buying the majority of what we purchased from the Burlington Coat Factory (hence why everything I purchased was $10 or less). Don't sleep on Burlington, y'all.

First dress I purchased: $8.99- BCF
Liz: $8.99 from the BCF
We did a mini haul on SnapChat
(hence the photo captions).
Btw, if you don't already,
you should follow me on the Snap

BCF: $10

Babydoll Dress: BCF for $7.99
I ended up selling this dress because I didn't
really like it, but I got it for $10 at the BCF
Same dress Liz was wearing in her
look #3
I was tired of taking photos
so I just started acting silly (haha)

We purchased the same dress: BCF $10
I'm wearing it above (look #3)

Liz purchased this from a random store at the mall
I believe it was $19.99

After selling the dress I didn't quite like,
I ended up purchasing this dress
from a girl on my campus who was selling it for $10

                                                                           Bonus Buys:
While in L.A, I needed a pair of cute sandals.
I found these when Liz and I went to a swap meet.
Got em for only $5
I also purchased a bathing suit top from JCPenny with a gift card that I'd had for like 5 years. The top was like 24 bucks, but honestly, I just wanted to finally get rid of the card. I received the gift card in my senior prom gift bag from high school, so yeah, mad long ago. So as it turns out, I actually did purchase something that was over ten bucks, but I would consider this to be more of a gift. 

If you have questions about anything spoken about here, in part one, please feel free to leave a comment below. Also, stay tuned because there is more to come. There is a lot to cover so please bare with me.


  1. This is right up my alley, I love a shopping haul post :-)