Meet Frugal Shopaholic Brandi Mishonna

Brandi Mishonna

Where are you from? 
I am originally from a small town in South Carolina. I consider Charlotte, NC home (home is where the heart is). But currently reside in a small city right out of Atlanta, GA.

Explain your blog or Instagram name? 
My blog name is “pretty girl, Smarter Woman.” When I first joined social media I remember trying to come up with this cool and catchy bio in like 140 characters. So I came up with “she’s a pretty girl but an even smarter woman”. Over the years I shorted it to pretty girl, Smarter Woman and it seemed like the perfect name for a blog targeting women. As much as I am addicted to all things fashion, beauty, and hair I think it’s 100 times more important for my focus to be on my education and intelligence. Basically, it’s my way of saying ‘beauty and brains”. But if I had to choose it’s definitely brains over beauty.

My social media name is the same on every platform. Brandi Mishonna. And that’s my real first and middle name. I have always loved my name so it made it easy when it was time to choose a name for social media. 
Describe your personal style? 
I am so tempted to describe my style as Zara. I wear whatever Zara sells. I like all things trendy, affordable, feminine. I like to find pieces that grab attention and stand out without looking like I am trying to hard or putting a lot of effort in my look. 

Where are your favorite places to shop? 
Zara hands down, Old Navy for jeans,  Boohoo and occasionally Nordstrom.

What does being a “Frugal Shopaholic” mean to you?
Being a frugal shopaholic means that you understand that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress well. You can be fashionable and frugal at the same time. It’s okay to not spend a lot of money, especially if it’s not in the budget, buying expensive or designer pieces. I get the best fashion inspiration from every day, regular girls who are shopping at Zara and Target.

What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that can share with our readers?
Shop out of season. Right now Zara has a big sale going on and most of the pieces I purchased are for fall. I was able to grab long sleeve tops and dresses for as low as $12.99

Join your favorites email lists. They usually send out deals to those who subscribe to their mail list. Shop during the holidays (even the smaller holidays). Most retailers offer some deal or savings during the holidays. Download apps like RetailMeNot, Cartwheel (Target) for coupons and deals.

How can we keep in touch with you? 
 Instagram and Twitter- @brandimishonna 
You can also hang out with me in my Facebook group-

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