When I asked a week or so ago what kind of content you guys were interested in, I heard a lot of you talk about more budget-friendly pieces. I HEAR YOU. To be very frank, I don’t like to buy super cheap clothes if I know they won’t last a while, but I also am not the kind of girl who can just drop $1,000 on a pair of shoes. (In case you’re wondering, the most expensive shoes I’ll buy are Stubbs and Wootton because I think they’re immaculately made, and they feel like they were specially made for my feet. I’d happily splurge on a pair of their loafers.)
I have gone shopping with friends before where my jaw dropped at how much they spent in a single store. I spend more than the average person because technically clothes are part of my job, but I do feel like I keep a balanced approach to spending. I’m not cheap, but I am prioritizing saving money for retirement, houses, my future family.
I am going to try to be better about including various price points in my outfits (i.e., pointing towards similar styles at lower prices) so I hope you find it helpful if you’re trying to save money. And honestly? If you are worried about making rent, paying a student loan, and trying to put away a sliver of your paycheck towards savings… I recommend just not buying the cute dress. Not worth it at the end of the day. I am 100% of the belief that saving money (and meeting your basic financial needs independently) is more important.
With all that said, I think I’m going to make Saturdays reserved for price-conscious posts. Today everything is under $100, but I have a feeling I’ll have fun with this and challenge myself to keep the post’s “budget” limit even lower in the future.
I just bought this crossbody bag in camel. I was reorganizing my purses looking for a small brown handbag, but I didn’t have one! Only a larger tote. Can’t wait for it to arrive. I also bought this sweater from J. Crew. It’s only $32?!?! (I actually asked the guy helping me if there was something wrong with it that I should know about because the price seemed too good to be true.)
Below are a few cute things, all under $100!