I have to admit that I'm finding the challenge of spending $10/week on clothes/makeup/jewelry/accessories much more challenging than May's complete spending freeze. When I told myself that I couldn't spend any money, I completely shut off my shopping instinct. Avoided it completely and focused my attention elsewhere. This $10 challenge? Has made me even more of a shopping nutball!
Tina, Kimberly and lots of our readers have found a lot of great items - and have really stretched their $10! I felt pressured to get as much as possible for my $10 this week. And I completely stressed about it. Until I realized, knee-deep in a bunch of clothes in an Old Navy dressing room, that I don't need to buy as many pieces as possible for $10. For me, I need to find something (one thing!) that I really really love and would spend $50 on. And I'm so excited to reveal my purchase:
This is my "I love this cute dress pose:"
I found this navy blue linen blend dress at Old Navy for $10.49. I spotted it on the clearance rack and wasn't sure if I liked it - the dress featured some really cheesy looking tie-backs, and was a little shapeless. But I thought it might work with a belt; yep , it did! I rushed home and started pulling accessories and separates to wear with this dress - it's really versatile. I decided to debut it with a yellow and white striped tank, a brown belt and brown gladiator sandals.
Are you taking part in the $10/week shopping challenge? If so, I'd love to see what you score. Share your finds on my Facebook Fan Page, and we'll all be inspired by one another.