Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Things First...

Good evening sweet angels!

So I've been trying to figure out what to make my first post... and after circulating about a million ideas, I decided that an explanation of the name of the blog slash a mini-introduction of myself would be a great place to start!

First thing's first - my name is Sam, nice to meet you/thank you for reading! I'm a college freshman in the Carolinas, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I've been browsing around the fashion/beauty blog scene for a little while now, and thought it would be fun to try my hand at one of my own! So we'll just see how this plays out...

Now how about the title - Off 5th Avenue. It started off as my Tumblr page, and I thought it was a cute name, after the Saks Fifth Avenue outlet stores, but I realized it had much more meaning after a while. Originally from a big(ish) city, living in a small college town is a whole new experience. I love my school to death and truly believe I'm in the best place for me, it's different than my normal environment.

If you've ever spoken to a college kid around the end of the month (or, realistically, any time in the semester), chances are they'll mention how much they hate spending money. At least, I do! Off 5th Avenue means working with the resources you have, shopping around your own closet, and being as creative as you can be with a limited budget when you have a taste for the elaborate! It's still a learning process for me, but I think it'll be a good idea to document what works (and what doesn't) for my own use. Hopefully, y'all can enjoy this as much as I hope to!

All my love,