My favorites stores around Gainesville and on the Web:

1. Sandy Savvy Chic Resale Boutique :

Located on 2906 Northwest 13th St. in Gainesville, the store sells used clothing, shoes and accessories. The stores has a vast amount of dresses, and the quality of shoes are great. The prices ranged from a $20 dress to a $10 pair of shoes.

2. Forever 21:

The store is heaven for a girl on the budget. Located at the Oaks Mall, I always shop for the latest trends without having to try so hard. The black wedges, red cardigan and stripped tank tops were purchased at Forever. All of the items cost less than $50 added together.

3. Urban Outfitters :

By far the best place to look for deals. I don't bother with the non-sale items because they can get super expensive, but the sale section has all the half-priced goodies. While we don't have a UO in Gainesville, you can shop online and get extra discounts.

Looking for inspiration? The two websites you need to know… has all picture archives of designers, models and actresses. Literally, the fashion bible of the Web. The website has thousand of pictures of collections. It also has great articles on new trends, beauty advices, and fashion icons.

And The Sartorialist. In a sea of fashion blogs, this blog is the mother of all. The blog shows daily pictures of regular people with tasteful styles. This blog is one of the most influential in the fashion industry.