About Rich Little Poor Girl – Rich Little Poor Girl is where you come to find beautiful lifestyle inspiration and high end looks that you can actually afford to shop right off the page. Chic outfits without outlandish price tags, stunning beauty tutorials that won’t bankrupt you and amazing experiences that you can conceive of going on. Living in style doesn’t have to mean throwing thousands of pounds around. You can still live fabulously on a budget. It’s not about where you shop, it’s about how you shop.
Growing up I’ve always had an appreciation for beautiful clothes, fine food and exciting travel. My family worked (and still work) incredibly hard and didn’t have a lot of disposable income but with the little bit that we did have, my parents always made sure that we had special experiences and looked impeccable. Frilly-ankle-socks-and-carrying-a-briefcase-to-primary-school impeccable. (Yes, I was basically Will from the Inbetweeners – thank you mum).
Anyway, over the years I’ve learnt from them how to stretch my money and choose well, scoping out those little-known brands which offer high quality at amazing prices. Now, as a 20-something freelancer living in London, I’ve made it my mission to find beautifully made products and incredible experiences that add a little sparkle to our lives without breaking the bank.
I first fell in love with blogging when I was a student. I loved reading about the styles of other women. How they each put outfits together differently and shared their individual tastes. Over time though with success, of course, came money for these women and so their shopping habits shifted from H&M to Hermes… Suddenly I couldn’t relate so much.
I was still in awe of the beautiful clothes that they wore and inspired by what they had achieved but saddened by how I no longer felt that I could join in. I could no longer ‘shop the looks’, I could no longer ‘steal her style’. Instead of being bitter though, I decided to channel my energy into something positive.
Why couldn’t I recreate a retro, Clueless-style outfit just because my tweed blazer is from Zara and not Chanel? Who could really tell? So what if my new wedding outfit was in fact not the £400 Self Portrait purchase other guests guessed it was? Yay for me! I realised I could step forward to show others that you can’t put a price on style. Thus, Rich Little Poor Girl was born.
Between my posts here on Mondays and Fridays, you can also find me on my YouTube channel every Tuesday and Saturday and on Twitter, Instagram and all of the social media buttons to the right every day. Follow me to know more about Rich Little Poor Girl and my day-to-day secrets to living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget.
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I am PR friendly AND always happy to introduce my readers to cool new things but please note about Rich Little Poor Girl that I will only feature quality products and experiences which fit into my ‘living stylishly for less’ ethos. In short – if it’s crappy quality, thank you but no thank you! If you’d still like to get in touch feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliate links, sponsorship and ads
Occasionally, a link to something I share here on Rich Little Poor Girl may make the use of an affiliate link. For instance, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is where I could make a very small commission – usually 2-10% on each sale that I generate through my blog. For instance, if you saw me wearing a £10 lipstick in a post, thought, ‘that looks great, I want it!’ and clicked the link I shared to it, the shop would give me a small percentage of that sale – say 50p – because I helped to generate it. It doesn’t cost you, the buyer, anything extra and it certainly doesn’t sell your information, show me your purchase information or do anything to dodgy to threaten you or your data protection. I wouldn’t do that. It’s simply a little ‘thank you’ from that brand to me for helping you to find that product and of course I only like to products that I truly love (and most likely own) myself.
Similarly, some brands may wish to send me free products and services to share or even pay aka ‘sponsor’ me to share them. I’m under no obligation to only speak positively about these products – I would never agree to that – and I would never recommend a product that I don’t think is great and wouldn’t spend my own hard-earned money on; after all value for money is what Rich Little Poor Girl is all about!