Hi Divas! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been dreaming about having a glow up in the New Year, and we say 2018 is the year to do it. After all, those caviar moments shouldn’t be just for millionaires and the celebs. Of course, we know you need a game plan to get started – and we got one for you! With some small changes – and major life goals – you can rev up your plan to live the lavish life you’ve always dreamed of.
Expand Your Wardrobe. Looking lavish can make you feel like a million bucks – and you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. The first step is figuring out what really flatters your figure, and the best way to do that is with a professional stylist. Romio is a new New York City-based app that recommends the best local services from experts (like our own Divalicious EIC Delaina Dixon). Once you know your best looks, fill your wardrobe with great pieces from one of our favorite online stores, Shein.com, which offers trendy styles at super low prices. If you live in Chicago, you can rent pieces from other fashionistas through designershare.com, which allows women to lend their own clothing to others for a small fee. And there are plenty of clothing rental apps like LeTote and Rent The Runway that makes your designer wardrobe limitless… at a set monthly fee.
Revamp Your Home. If you really want to feel like you’ve got the glow up – then you got to get your home on point! Making your space a haven that you love to spend time in will inspire and motivate you to live your best life yet. While you may not be able to change the architectural structure of your dwelling (this is not the time to pull a This Is Us and knock down walls!), you can make some easy design changes that can really transform a room. Using paint is a big way – check out our story on Glidden paint and learn how to pick the right color. Check out our full “Small Apartment Makeover” series for inspiration on how to redecorate – on a budget!
Travel More. One of the biggest ways to live out your lavish dreams is to travel. There’s nothing more exciting than experiencing a new location. And while you may have to save up to take a vacation to a foreign locale, why not start some mini-weekend getaways and staycations that are only a few hours (by car or by plane) from home. Homewood Suites by Hilton have locations all across the country that offer full kitchens, free breakfasts and complimentary evening socials at budget-friendly prices, which means you can invest more of your hard-earned dollar into enjoying the experience outside your hotel door. If you travel with the new Uber credit card, you can get 4 percent rewards rate on restaurants and UberEATS charges.
Start A Business. Now we know you may be scratching your head on this one. But Divas, we’re here to tell you that there’s nothing more liberating than being your own boss. And yes, while getting any business venture off the ground is a ton of hard work that can become your life around the clock, you are the one setting up when and how those hours are in play, and nothing is more lavish than controlling your own time. You can start researching ways to launch a business with little to no money.
So now you know that the glow up you’ve always wanted isn’t too far away!