One of my all time favorite movies is Reality Bites with Winona Ryder & Ethan Hawke, and one of many quotable scenes is the “You and me and five bucks“. Of course, in that scene, the characters were referring to being able to have a good time on a coffee & cigarette budget. Granted nowadays a coffee may run you 5 bucks, but in fashion there can be such a thing as having a good time and looking great on a budget. So just because (like me) you can’t buy those $400 Miu Miu sunglasses doesn’t mean that there aren’t some affordable knock-offs to be had.
On my recent family visit to San Diego, I found this hole-in-the-wall shop at the mall with quite reasonable prices, including a pair of sunglasses for only 5 bucks, that are ringers for the brand name ones I’ve been eyeing lately. I was super ecstatic, nabbed them right away, and walked away feeling like true fashionista winner, hahaha.
So remember just because you can’t drop down big cash on a pair of sunglasses, doesn’t meant that you can’t look and feel like a million bucks. Shop your local boutique shop or go to downtown, and you will find that $5 treasure, I promise!
You and Me and 5 Bucks, Baby!