Lea Michele: 'I Still Always Look for Half-Price Sales'

08/21/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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It’s obvious that Rachel Berry doesn’t influence Lea Michele‘s personal style, but something else does — and it’s not another fashionista.

“New York City really does,” Michelle tells PEOPLE. “I think growing up in New York, and seeing the effortless style and the street style [that it’s known for] has modeled my style.”

Since Glee primarily shoots on the West Coast, the star brings a piece of home with her when she returns to set. “I wear lots of black in L.A.,” she jokes.

Recently, Michele has upped her fashion game, stepping out on the red carpet in Pucci, Versace and Zac Posen, but her personal shopping habits aren’t as glamorous. “I’m not a big spender,” she admits.”I still always look for the half-price sales.”

But like most women, she does splurge every so often. “Every six months or so, I will do the one nice bag, or the one nice pair of shoes, or the one nice piece of jewelry,” Michele says.

The actress’s latest big purchase? Bling. “I decided to buy a nice necklace, ring and earrings so that I have a set to wear every single day.” Tell us: What’s the last item you splurged on?

–Jennifer Cress


FILED UNDER: Fashion , Glee , Lea Michele , Shopping
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Kim on

Love her casual style and love that she is do daring on the red carpet.

Dagmar on

Doesn’t one actuadally have to start some thing before they can techadniadcally quit? Sarah being Sarah is a suradprisea0how?This all reidmns me of a friend that anounced a while back that he thought he might retire. Another good friend apon hearading that asked quite seriadously “Earl, don’t you have to have had an actual job some where along the way before you can, you know retire froma0that job?” Now in all honadesty Earl has been the odd job king ever since he got out of the Army some 40a0years ago but I just don’t rememadber him ever doing any thing for very long. So in that way Sarah is out but I seriadously doubt she was ever in. So Sarah will now try to conadtinue to be a highly paid politadiadcal gadadfly come mediocre comadmenadtaadtor. In her mind she just retired from some thing she never was just like my good friend Earl.Ok boys and girls with Sarah pulading the plug any guesses on just how long it will take Faux to lose interadest? I’m guessading a matadter of weeks if not days. Oh and Sarah if the phone aint ringading it is probadaadbly Faux. Maybe next year this time we will be watchading Sarah try to one up her daughadter and stay in the pubadlic eye on dances with the whom evers. I wonadder if she can wink and dance at the samea0time?

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