Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A few tips for those of you that are starting to B.Y.O.Lunches:
-Make a list. Inventory your fridge and pantry and decide what you need to add. Write it down.
-Sign up for store emails. Just like retail stores, grocery stores have promotions too. Jewel Osco (or Albertsons, depending on where you live) has their weekly ad online. You can drag and drop the items you want onto a virtual shopping list and print it out to bring with you.
-Coupons. You might feel like an old lady clipping coups, but they are your ticket to more clothes! I once saved $15 with coupons in a single trip.
-Preferred cards, Fresh Value cards, etc. Store savings clubs are KEY. They're free and save you major dough.
-Don't discount generics. Did you know that most generics are the same products as brand-name but with a different labels? Ryan Seacrest isn't going to ask who made your soup at the lunch table. ("It's Campbell's!")
-Think outside grocery stores. I rely on Target for condiments like salad dressing and pasta sauce. They tend to be about $2 cheaper there. Crackers and cereal are more affordable too. I also buy my produce from a local veggie wholesaler in Chicago. I normally walk out with a full bag of goodies for around $4.
Okay so I guess I should make this post a little more about fauxshion... I've found that my local Jewel is a great place to test out new outfits. You wouldn't believe how many people will notice and comment!
Happy (grocery) shopping!
Want even more budget friendly advice? Hop over to mscareergirl.com for her "Don't Go Over in October" challenge!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Oh la la lemon!
DSW gets new stuff every week, so check them out often. I always hit the clearance first for even better discounts. Did I also mention their amazing website?
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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.
If you try the plan, email me and let me know how it goes: email@example.com
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wedding fauxshion! A guest at a recent wedding wears chic brights for under $100 - $91.59, to be exact.
Dress ($27.80) and earrings ($4.80) Forever 21; Shoes ($39.99) Nine West at DSW; Purse ($19.00) Clearance, circa 2006, at Banana Republic
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
You already know it implies fashion free from debt - but what else does it mean?
- A unique perspective on attire
- Living within your means but dressing above them
- Only looking like you paid a lot
With each post I will show you how to wear the latest trends, purchase investment pieces, and how to put together outfits for any occasion - all on a budget. Bonus: you'll get some free financial advice too.
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