The life of a professional blogger and stylist has its benefits — access to the hottest shows and parties, legions of online followers, days spent inventing new ways to dress, and the fashion sense that comes with full-time style stalking. But there can be downsides, too. As anyone who's pursued their passion for style would know, it can be expensive to follow your bliss. That's why some of the chicest, most popular stylists and bloggers are also some of the smartest and savviest shoppers. Case in point: Aramide Esubi. Known for her beloved blog, The Sassy Peach, and her adorably wicked design sense, Chicago's Esubi has developed a couture taste on a fast-fashion budget.
But this has also taught the stylist a few tricks — like hitting T.J.Maxx for on-trend staples and statement pieces. Like her fellow style blogger, Kathleen Murillo,
Esubi is a huge fan of the store. Instead of offering up her tips on how to make the most of a trip to T.J.Maxx
, this sassy peach wanted to show us how to style the perfect fall piece three ways — right there in the aisle. She took us to her local store for an impromptu styling session, where she offered on-trend fall dressing tips, raided the accessories department, and supplied us with one of the best arguments for wearing hot colors in cool temperatures.
Click on the slideshow to enjoy the day with one of our favorite savvy, fashion-forward young women.
Photographed by Heather Talbert; Hair and Makeup by Frances Tsalas.
Photographed by Heather Talbert