So, I give myself a clothing budget every month. I’m not supposed to spend more than $100, although I’ve been a bit more lax with myself lately since fall is starting and I need/want some new clothes.
I have been looking at this Express dress for nearly a month now. Every time I look at it, I want it. (By the way, did we all know the Express has an online store now?) This is the inspiration for my inaugural “How To Spend Your Clothing Budget” post, hopefully more to come.
1. Express Dress, $79.50 – Go to www.retailmenot.com and find a code that will let you save $30 on a $75 purchase (I’ve seen them!)
2. Express Diamond tights, $16.50 – They don’t have to be from Express, I just didn’t feel like surfing to another site. I’m loving that the patterned tights trend has remained for this year! I have an extensive collection, but now I need more dresses to show them off!
3. Ann Talor Loft Shoes, $29.50 – They’re on sale! If you see something else you like while you’re there, retailmenot.com has a code for $25 off $50!
Total cost: $125.50, or with $30 off coupon, $95.50! Not including tax &/or shipping.
I think that this outfit could work at the office OR for a nice night out. The flats are practical for running around the office, or for trekking to a bunch of different bars. Questions about why you’re so dressed up are your problem, though.
What do you guys think? A decent way to spend $100, or do you just think I have awful taste?
ETA: I know Get Rich slowly already posted this, but for those who haven’t seen it, Ramit posted a video and is answering questions on his blog. The video is a really good one; I know some people were feeling panicky, and I think he does a good job of bringing the focus back to our money as opposed to Lehman Brothers or AIG’s money. Highly recommended.