I love watching beauty videos on YouTube, because they changed my life. They taught me more about makeup, different brands like NYX, omg INEXPENSIVE and amazing! (Ulta carries it I love their powder, lip glosses, and pencil bases, havent tried their foundations yet, but I did try their liquid concealer and didnt like it)
Sometimes they make videos about different websites, and one of them is a second hand shop selling brands like Urban Outfitters and Banana Republic. Ahem….. I have no problems with buying second hand stuff, I have heard of people walking into second hand shops and coming out with a brand new Gucci sweater with the damn tags still on (gotta love Beverly Hills) but Banana Republic? No, thanks. There is this magical store called MARSHALS!!!! I have purchased Express, Banana Republic, Juicy Couture (when people gave a fuck about it) Ralph Lauren, BCBG and The Limited clothing all at Marshals, brand new and most of the time on sale, because I hardly buy anything full price.
Another tip is buy stuff at the end of the season when its all on sale, because items like blazers, jeans, black slacks etc are timeless, so you dont have to worry about them becoming outdated. I remember one time I bought black slacks at The Limited for $15!