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The ultimate cheapskate

As I was browsing my favorite website chictopia.com, 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!

WHY NOT CHALLENGE MYSELF TO DO DO THE SAME?

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!

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Will you be my Valentine?

Do you know what you’re wearing?

Are you ready to try something new, but not quite sure what direction to go in? How about trying something a little edgy, yet classic. A dash of red to set the Valentine mood, with a hint of black to add that classic tone. This outfit will hardly put a dent in your pockets. Forever 21 is the place to be to create such a look.

$34.80

$5.80
$11.80
$32.80

Paired with a sleek black pair of leggings and show stoppin’ heels, you’ll be set for a night out on the town. But don’t stop there, options for a clutch and some chic jewelry are available as well. The price tag on the outfit so far. 79.40.This leaves room for accessories (don’t forget to add that dreaded tax!) Add a pair of cute earrings and you’re set!

TOTAL COST FOR THIS VALENTINE SHOW STOPPA: $85.20 (w/o tax)

Have fun this valentine’s day even if you are shopping on a budget.


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