Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Me want

December 3, 2009

I want this lunchbox!


Orla Kiely at Target

November 19, 2009

Buyer’s remorse

November 19, 2009

From Audi at Fashion for Nerds

Shabby Apple

November 19, 2009

Shabby Apple’s maternity dresses

Spend money to save money

July 21, 2009

The more you spend, the more you save! While that may not be entirely true, I’ve found some instances in my life where I need to spend some money, even in very non-frugal ways, in order to avoid spending much more down the road.

1) Clothes shopping: If I put myself on a complete clothes-buying diet, there is eventually a point where I’m staring at my closet on the verge of tears screaming about how I have nothing to wear. Creative wardrobe remixing can help, but eventually I break down and buy a whole bunch of new clothes so that I can get out the door and go to work without a junior-high style breakdown. So spending a little along the way to keep up my closet is a worthwhile investement. If I’m constanly on the lookout for deals (anywhere from TJMaxx to yardsales to craigslist), I can snatch them up when they appear.

2) Snacks: This seems a little counter intuitve, but in order to save money on snacks, I don’t buy them in bulk or at the grocery store or make them at home. I buy them from the overpriced cafeterias or vending machines at work. This is because if I had them around in any volume at home, I’d just eat them all up as fast as I could, negating any cost savings. Hopefully this is a little better for the waistline as well. (Note: I don’t consider a carrot stick to be a snack.)