If you suffer from status anxiety, you care more what others think about you than you think about yourself, then it is time to change the way you think if you want to be happy. We are all feeling the pinch right now, even those shopaholics still bashing the credit card for the instant feel good fix,
Venus Cow says, "Get a grip. Nothing you buy will change who you are."
Getting yourself a Chanel suit is fantastic if you truly desire it and can afford it but for those who know that is pie in the sky until you win the lotto, get savvy and find one recycled.
Venus Cow hates to sound repetitive but, "Buy new and the jokes on you."
In this vast aspirational jungle, rich women today send their cast off designer treasures to the local hospice or charity shop, doing good by helping someone else look good.
For the best look for less budget lifestyle top tip, forget your status anxiety, and pick up a piece of couture for a fraction of the price secondhand. You can always say you got it in Paris. Get yourself off to the local more affluent neighbourhoods, areas where the residents have more money than sense and check out the charity shops. In the UK try Beaconsfield, Hertfordshire, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Saffron Walden, Essex and absolute favorites, the best charity shops in London, Highgate, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Maida Vale, Primrose Hill and St Johns Wood are all close together, easy to park and great for a day out without having to go into central London.
If you are in LA I love the Salvation Army on Hawthorne Boulevard in the South Bay, Redondo Beach, and Return Style in Riveria Village. When I was forced to sell all my treasures In Los Angeles they went to Trove in Westwood.
In 2020 I launched my own website Rescue Luxury featuring my designer treasures. The purpose to share my bargain finds with everyone and help anyone struggling to make a comeback in great style.
Venus Cow says, "Good Luck."
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