The ultimate cheapskate

As I was browsing my favorite website, I kept seeing amazing outfits that individuals put together. So many of these creative ensembles were put together with single items that cost no more than $20 a piece. A light bulb went off in my head!


The Challenge: For the rest of 2010 I will only buy items that cost $20 or less. I will not buy any individual item that is over that amount. I will only splurge on very special occasions. My splurging will not be able to exceed a total amount of $100 for an entire outfit.

What I will do: Whenever I buy an item, I will post it on my blog. I will either post it individually, or as an ensemble. I will put the price of the item and where I got it from.

The challenge will teach:

  • Restraint – I will learn how to shop without instant gratification. I will have to think about the price of the item before throwing it on the counter.
  • Budgeting – I will learn how to be fabulous on a very stringent, hardcore financial plan.

I really think this will be fun and educational. I’ve never really been a label whore, but I do have my share of things that I find fabulous that are pricey.

Time to go begin my journey!



Filed under $20 Dollar Challenge, Accessories, Garments, Holidays: What to wear?, Play For Less, Shoes, Sweet Deals, Updates, Work For Less

4 responses to “The ultimate cheapskate

  1. dan langendorf

    outstanding challenge. many people use their blogs in challenge ways, like losing weight. i’ve never seen one for fashion. no cheating . . .

    • I haven’t cheated, it’s actually very easy to find items that are really good looking for less than 20. I myself was surprised at the amount of items I found. It will be way easier when the spring/summer comes. Skirts,shorts, sandals, wedges, tan tops etc are typically less than jeans, boots, sweaters.

  2. dan langendorf

    what’s the quality of 20 bucks or less? how can you find clothes that are less than 20 but don’t look super cheap?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s