Mondays are always tough for me and this morning is no exception. After a weekend "bootcamp" including, but not limited to, painting, cleaning, and a first stab at whipping my personal finances into shape, I am dawg tired.
But it's that last activity that weighs most heavily on my mind. Given that the odds of me deep-sixing my shopping habits is slim, I've become more in tune with stretching my dollar stylishly yet sensibly.
This morning I got an email from Couture Candy announcing 70% off deals through Label Spree. Take a look at this tiny sample that leaped out at me:
These pieces are all cashmere which means that you'll be able to wear them into Fall easily. They are still expensive but wise investments that pump up your wardrobe with high quality pieces. When it gets super cold you can layer; come Spring wear them as is -- you get the idea. Price and versatility = a bargain.
That doesn't mean I am suggesting that you tackle every 70% off sale that comes your way - and with this economy there are many.
Here's an example of a JUST. DON'T. DO. IT.:
When I came across these last week I shrieked with laughter. Of course, they're marked down a bajillion percent but even at the bargain basement price of $9.99 they're absolutely ridiculous, serve no purpose, and scream fashion victim.
I won't reveal the brand to protect the innocent but my point is this: be smart about your spending. Buy season-less pieces of higher quality that will last. My motto has always been quality not quantity but after taking a personal inventory I've found it to be only partially true. I don't want to get all preachy on your ass first thing on a Monday morning, and I think the topic merits further discussion so I will hold off until a later date.
So back to this great sale...have fun scoping out these 70% off deals!