Monday, August 23, 2010

Well I Thought About the Army

When I bought these army-green pants last Spring, I had no idea how much I'd wear them. I just needed a casual pair of pants that would be nice enough to wear to work. They do serve their purpose, but I've had the most fun dressing these pants up. I love the casual fit and style paired with heels and feminine blouses, and I'm surprised to find that the color seems to pair nicely with just about anything. I love a good bargain, but what I love even more is when I really get my money's worth (whether it's $5 or $50) out of an item. 

Shopping on a budget can be difficult, but I find that it makes me more aware of what I own, and therefore more careful about what I buy. Usually, I make a list of what I want each month, and then, based on my budget, narrow that list down (sometimes way down). I don't always stick to my list, but I like having some sort of guideline, otherwise I'll make too many impulse buys that either I don't need or don't fit in to my wardrobe. 

Do you have a shopping strategy? How do you update your closet without breaking your budget? 


Tank: Mossimo, Target; pants: Gap; earrings: Charlotte Russe; necklace: H&M; belt: Gap; shoes: Attention, K-Mart


Song: Army by Ben Folds Five

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6 comments:

  1. great pants! i can see why you wear them so much!

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  2. Cute outfit! My strategy is to almost always only shop sales, except at stores that are fairly cheap already. I'll never pay full price at Loft or Banana Republic, etc.

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  3. I do the same thing with the list! I take my shopping very seriously. :)

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  4. I really like the complete outfit. The black in the tank emphasized by the shoes, terrific. The pants are great, too.
    As for a shopping plan, like you, I had a list. I am fanatic about going through my closet every 3 months. It gives me a good idea of what I have and what I needed. Of course, now that I'm not shopping for a year, I will live through all of you. Shop on!

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  5. You look great!!! Those shoes are really gorgeous too....compliments the entire outfit perfectly....as far as shopping....I dont really make a list, Im usually browsing at the Mall every weekend for one thing or another and if I see something that catches my eye...I grab it up:)

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  6. The pants are super cute and totally perfect right now! As for how I shop, well I don't at the moment - LOL! Until our house sells, I finish with school (hello career change) and then find a job, I'm on a super strict budget every month. It stinks, but it does force you to get creative.

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