Shop the look: Chloe Mini Faye Purse dupe: $48.99, American Apparel T-shirt: $8.51, Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99, High Heel Strap Sandal: $12.99 - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET


Despite the fact that I’m determined to chew up and spit out 2017, I won’t lie and say that I’m not intimidated by the things that lie ahead waiting for me. There’s this saying that’s well known: If your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough. In my case, I’m quite terrified.

Making the decision to jump into blogging as a full-time job instead of finding another 9-5 job after my layoff was the scariest decision I’ve ever made. In fact, I still frequently wonder if I should revert to doing this part-time and finding a job in the meantime.

Shop the look: Chloe Mini Faye Purse dupe: $48.99, American Apparel T-shirt: $8.51, Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99, High Heel Strap Sandal: $12.99 - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

Then the idea of hopping back into the exercise wheel like a rat gives me even more anxiety and pushes me to pour 110% of my efforts into this blog more than anything. I’ve never been a happy person when it came to working for someone else, not because I don’t like following directions from someone else but simply because I feel trapped in a cage. I love the freedom of taking direction and I love being able to try new things, whether it be marketing strategies, photography or even writing. What kills me are limitations. I’ve always had a very unhealthy self-esteem, but if there’s anything I know I’m good at, I know that I’m an unstoppable force when I’m doing something I love to do.

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Doubt frequently crawls into my head and tells me I should slow down and find a job soon because my financial reserves are running out. But I’ve covered so much ground within the past 2 months and the end results makes me believe I can only do so much more in the time to come. So why should I stop down now, self? Is it the fear of failure that’s making you hesitant to continue, or is it the absence of money you’re afraid about?

Shop the look: Chloe Mini Faye Purse dupe: $48.99, American Apparel T-shirt: $8.51, Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99, High Heel Strap Sandal: $12.99 - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

Deep thoughts aside, if there was anything I could redo to this outfit, I’d probably scrap the purse altogether or replace it with a better one. I actually didn’t intend to switch into my Superstars later on during this day, but since I wound up doing a lot of walking around the city it was inevitable. That said, I was running errands and needed my cash and cards on me.

The purse I’m using in this outfit was a small $10-or-less item I got at Forever 21 at the clearance section. It’s virtually useless in my honest opinion because I can only slide in a few cards and some wads of cash before it explodes and refuses to button shut.

Shop the look: Chloe Mini Faye Purse dupe: $48.99, American Apparel T-shirt: $8.51, Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99, High Heel Strap Sandal: $12.99 - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

I still want a grey crossbody purse, but in the future I want to get a dupe of Chloé’s mini Faye purse. The designer brand purse is a whopping $795 (for yet another purse that may just allow you to hold 4 credit cards and some cash!), but I found this really accurate and gorgeous Chloé Faye dupe on Amazon for $48.99 with free Prime shipping. It’s genuine leather too, so I’d rather invest in a quality dupe before an ultra-cheap synthetic one that won’t last very long.


Shop the look: Chloe Mini Faye Purse dupe: $48.99, American Apparel T-shirt: $8.51, Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99, High Heel Strap Sandal: $12.99 - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

Get the look (top to bottom):



American Apparel Fine Jersey Classic T-Shirt: $8.51 on Amazon
TheMogan Basic Stretch Cotton Mini Skirt: $5.99 – $9.99 on Amazon
Lacattura Women’s Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag: $48.99 on Amazon
ZriEy Double Strap High Heel Sandal: $12.99 on Amazon
Qupid Grammy-01 Dress Sandal: $29.50 on Amazon
Anne Michelle Enzo-01N High Heel Dress Sandal: $31.99 on Amazon
adidas Originals Women’s Superstar Sneaker: $69.74 on Amazon, $70 on Sneakersnstuff

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