As I’ve mentioned before, I have been keeping a shopping log of every clothing/accessory I buy in 2014. So far I’ve kept up with it & its amazing to see where your money is going . The other day I was updating the log & went through previous months, marking which items I only wore once. I was interested to see which pieces got a lot of use, and which shouldn’t have been purchased.
Heres what I found:
– Items that I bought on super sale or clearance, just because they were cheap, either got worn once or not at all. Its hard to pass up jeans that are $10, but wouldn’t that $10 be better if it goes toward a $40 sweater you wear once a week?
– Items that I bought impulsively tended to not get as much wear as others
Since instating my $125 a month budget, I have been way more discriminating when it comes to purchasing clothes. Because I am limiting myself, I want to make sure each piece I buy fulfills my need. For example, I have been hunting for a white summer skirt for about 2 months now. I have tried about 10 on and still haven’t found exactly what I want. Because of the budget, I am waiting until I find the perfect skirt for me, so I don’t waste money I could be spending on something else!
My advice to you – before buying, ask yourself a few questions:
– Why am I buying this (because its on sale or because I want it?)
– Have I looked around for similar items?
-Can I make at least 3 different outfits with this piece and what I already own?
-Is this an impulse buy?
This way you can make sure you are going to get your money’s worth out of the item & not waste money on clothes you don’t really like!
Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend!
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