Wednesday, July 7, 2010

$10 Shopping Restriction: Week 1

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.

8 comments:

  1. You did great with the $10 challenge! And just think - we get a new $10 starting tomorrow!

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  2. I like the fact that you made it your own.

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  3. This dress is so cute. I love the pop of color under it. You did a great job.

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  4. Thanks! I think I've learned my lesson this week: Keep my eyes peeled for deals all week long. That way, I won't get down to the wire and feel desperate to spend those $10.

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  5. I love finding a bargain!! Looks great!!

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  6. Great score! Maybe I need to try t find something new...

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  7. I'm dying for cute little dresses like this! Also I love that you can throw a top on underneath to change up the color scheme.

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