Guest Editor Shine By Three: Hello!

Welcoming out wonderful guest editor Margaret from Shine By Three who will be giving us all her top tips on savvy style for January (plus a sneak peek at New York!). 

Why hello there, blog-loving BWA-readers!

It’s my absolute pleasure to be guest-editing for the entirety of this month. After discussing at length what the overarching theme should be for this January’s mischief, we settled on the area of (shall we call it) ‘savvy’ style.

What I’m really saying is that I’m a full-time student with limited income and an upbringing that says no to buying anything that I don’t absolutely need to continue breathing – though Dion Lee does sometimes make me feel a bit like that… and life goes on.

As much as I would like to be roaming the globe with Louis Vuitton monogramed chests (don’t worry – I don’t actually), I do just end up handing that dress back to the salesperson, lying that I’ll come back because <insert excuse that makes you sound super wealthy> and dreaming about said dress for the next month and a half.

This was fine when I was a lot more into conspicuous vintage, girly florals, easy frocks with the same belt. Every. Day. But over the past year, the local industry has educated me in fabrics, in cuts, and it’s impossibly difficult to find beautifully tailored pieces that won’t bust my lunch-budget for the remainder of the year.

And so, here I am. To share my best tips with you all, so that next time someone complains about not being able to afford to be stylish, you can have a giggle and walk away.

Looking forward to it, pretties!

Love,

Marg.

P.S. There was actually a point to that photo of me in a ridiculous number of sequins – i.e. that the dress only costed something like $30 from In Love With Fashion 

P.P.S. later in January I’ll be headed to NYC, so I can’t wait to share sneaky shopping skills with you from there!
Photo credit: Tim Jones Photography

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39 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 2nd March, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Cool!

  • Reply kymheaton Saturday 21st January, 2012 at 9:01 am

    so good

  • Reply KNY Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Look very forward to reading your budget friendly blogs

  • Reply candicelee22 Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Welcome 🙂

  • Reply traanster Monday 9th January, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Hello Margaret :3

  • Reply lynn Monday 9th January, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    youre the best Marg!!

  • Reply xoxoMayy Monday 9th January, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    hello!

  • Reply whatsupmonkey Monday 9th January, 2012 at 8:03 am

    That is an amazing dress.

  • Reply ethereal Monday 9th January, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Really looking forward to your blogs! 🙂

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hi! can’t wait 😀

  • Reply bwa1 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    great!

  • Reply chocolatelace Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    beautiful!

  • Reply teekendall Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 9:42 am

    love it!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Welcome-I will be reading your updates as soon as they come in

  • Reply verity Friday 6th January, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I love Margaret Zhang! 🙂 Can’t wait for more!!

  • Reply dapperdolly Friday 6th January, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Sounds like you will have some very interesting tips.

  • Reply tessarella Friday 6th January, 2012 at 10:13 am

    great article, cant wait for more!

  • Reply Tashie Friday 6th January, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Very funny and love the dress!!

  • Reply thugsy Friday 6th January, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hi

  • Reply jarjar Friday 6th January, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hi Margaret

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 9:24 am

    love a great guest editor!

  • Reply shell0606 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Pretty

  • Reply medeirose Friday 6th January, 2012 at 8:30 am

    looking forward to your updates!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Friday 6th January, 2012 at 8:05 am

    thanks for the link!

  • Reply juliew Friday 6th January, 2012 at 7:10 am

    looks good

  • Reply chris Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:28 am

    the month is off to good start

  • Reply lieuloves Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    you gorgeous girl! love your blog!

  • Reply sappheire Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    shine is amazing

  • Reply Claireo Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Can’t wait 🙂

  • Reply ichigolove01 Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Can’t wait for your sneaky shopping tips!

  • Bones
    Reply Bones Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Sounds like BWA has chosen yet another engaging, interesting guest editor! Excited for what’s to come

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    excited!

  • Reply piccolanippy Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Can’t wait for your tips 🙂

  • Reply bardie Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    can’t wait

  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Love Marg’s article! So fun to read! Can’t wait for more.

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Monday 30th January, 2012 at 8:56 am

      ditto!

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Welcome looking forward in reading your updates

  • Reply pearl06 Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hello

  • Reply lizzie77 Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    looking forward to your updates!

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