Pittsburgh girls have style and they do it on a budget! Whether they are still living in the city or bringing their style to another place, Pittsburgh girls know how to bargain hunt and look fabulous! Mandy, a 25-year-old nanny from Allison Park who also works in retail talks about her style, her best bargain, and that dream purchase!
What is one word to describe your style?
This was a tough one for me to answer. I don’t feel like I have a certain style..classic, trendy, preppy, boho chic.. I kind of mix them all. I believe that a girl should wear what makes her feel good. She shouldn’t have to stick to one style. So I guess my one word would be “Me.”
What are your wardrobe staples?
Skinny jeans, boots, dresses, opaque tights, comfy sweaters, and jewelry.
What is one piece of fashion you could never pull off?
High-waisted pants. I’ve got curves and I feel like the high waist pants accentuate those curves in the wrong way.
What is your favorite clothing season (fall, winter, spring, summer)?
I love fall…. Boots, sweaters, and scarves.. all adorable and comfy.
What stores do you regularly shop in?
I will shop anywhere if I have a coupon…. J. Crew, H&M, Urban Outfitters, TJMaxx, Banana Republic…they all have really good deals if you hit them at the right time. Working in retail I know that people get annoyed when the sales associate asks for their email address, but honestly the minute it takes to give it to them will save you in the long run. Your email address is a way for the store to keep track of how often you shop there and how much you spend. The more you spend the bigger rewards you can get from them. Stores also send out coupons daily with really good deals that they don’t always post on their online stores. Outlet stores also always have great sales!
What was the best deal you ever found?
TJMaxx has the most amazing deals on designer purses! I recently found a beautiful leather Emma Fox purse hidden in the back of the purse rack. Her purses normally run between $300-$400, I paid $99 for mine. I was really excited to find it at such a good price.
If you were given $1000 and could splurge on one item of clothing/shoes/purses/jewelry, what would you buy?
Probably anything from Rachel Zoe’s collection. Her clothes are so adorable and I would love to own on of her purses or ponchos.