A recent development at work has revealed I’m going to need to pinch even more pennies than I’d originally anticipated. When I took this job in January, I knew it would mean shopping less and saving more, but I was looking forward to splurging a little come summertime.
Well, friends, summer is here, and it looks like I won’t be treating myself to much. I am going on a three-week Hawaiian [family] vacation next month, and I would rather spend on luaus and new experiences than party frocks and accessories. I know my memories will last longer than this season’s trends.
Still, it’s unrealistic for me to promise I won’t buy anything, so I want to allot a tiny amount of money for the occasional bargain find. I usually go wild at the end-of-summer sales, but this year I’ll have to exercise some self control. What’s a reasonable amount to set aside? $100? Too much, too little? What can I even buy for a hundred bucks?! Not even a seat at a luau, I’ll bet. Somebodies, give me some guidance on how to make it through summer on a really tight budget.
Maybe it won’t be as hard as I’m thinking it will be. I reached into my closet last weekend and found this dress, which was purchased at least two years ago, and the tags hadn’t even been removed yet. What other long forgotten items are hiding in that black hole? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.
June 25, 2011: American Eagle Outfitters green striped dress, Charlotte Russe black quilted circle bag, Nine West white wedge sandals, H&M faux pink leather bow cuff, pink glitter bangles (a gift from India from my cousin), Skagen watch, Tiffany silver ribbon heart necklace, New York & Company aviator glasses.