How To Look Expensive When You're Utterly Insolvent

The industry I work in revolves around appearances. Not many people can drop a grand on some sandals, but everyone looks like they can. And this is how you can, too.

Dec 12, 2012 at 11:30am | Leave a comment

I’m appallingly bad with money. Money and financial instability come up a lot on xoJane and I get riddled with guilt about my impulse purchasing and how much I struggle to prioritise the things that I need to buy over the things that I want.

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This Stella McCartney is totally not mine.

My relationship with money has always been easy come, easy go -– I’ve never had any problem working out ways and means to get it, which I think is fairly common amongst people with addiction problems. We’re resourceful when it comes to working out how to keep our habits alive.

But I don’t have a trust fund, I don’t do anything shady these days, and I still want to look expensive in that chic, composed way that seems to be expected of you when you work in fashion.

When I was at The MiuMiu London pop-up club the other day (basically the nicest place I've ever been), lusting after some limited edition shoes, one of the girls who works there said, "I wish I could afford things like that." Me, too, sister. Not many people can drop a grand on some sandals, but everyone looks like they can. And this is how you can, too.

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Why can't I have these? WHY?

Firstly, you need some sort of chill aura. I know I keep harping on about it, but Aromatherapy Associates is the best bath oil I have ever found and if you don’t have a bath, you can just rub it all over yourself before you shower. Their Support Equilibrium oil is a delicious combo of rose, geranium and frankincense and is like instant serenity. Not in a sleepy way, but in a grown up, soothing, supportive way. Everyone’s getting it for Christmas.

This article originally appeared on xoJane.co.uk. Read the rest here!

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