Sometimes even the most thrifty of fauxshionable people needs to splurge. What to splurge on, you ask? Jeans!
Cheap jeans always seem to wear out after about a year. So if you're going to have to replace a $50 pair of jeans each year, you might as well buy one pair that cost $150 and lasts multiple years. I recently budgeted some money from each paycheck and bought a pair of Prvcy boyfriend jeans that I am in love with. I can tell you - the price difference was obvious. From the detailed hardware to the immaculate stitching to the pocket lining, these jeans are worth it.
Let me go back to the statement I made about budgeting. My suggestion is to commit yourself to buying a good pair of jeans in 3 months. How, you say? Begin by looking at your weekly expenses and finding ways to cut back.
Cut out the expensive java. I bet your workplace has some Maxwell House you can choke down faux FREE! At around $3 a beverage each day, you'll save $180 in 3 months.
Make your own lunch. Bring a sandwich and an apple for lunch. A Subway meal costs around $5.50 each day. A loaf of bread for $3.50, lunch meat for $4 and a bag of apples for $7 will last you the whole week or more. That's $330 versus $174 in 3 months for a savings of $156.
Keep a tally of your drink expense next time you go out. Mixed drinks in the city cost anywhere from $5 to $10 a piece and up. 3 of them in a night, 2 nights a week = $120 - $240 in 3 months. Scale back to 1 or 2 at a bar and maybe try and plan a night in each weekend with friends.
(BONUS: All of my suggestions also have the potential to cut calories. You might be buying a smaller size by the time you get to 3 months.)
Now you're ready to shop! Enjoy it!
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