Building a Budget Friendly Wardrobe
- Created on 16 April 2013
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I’m going to let you in on a little secret: probably 85% of my wardrobe was purchased at a thrift shop: Goodwill, Salvation Army or a local consignment shop. I buy undergarments and shoes new. Almost everything else comes from a thrift shop. It supports my ecological, environmental or “green” goals of keeping things from landfills, and it saves me buckets of money.
It’s possible to look professional and stylish without spending a fortune. But like anything worth having, you have to be creative, understand what it is you hope to achieve and build upon a strong foundation.
What the What!
- Created on 12 April 2013
When did articles of clothing become investment pieces?
Full disclosure: I should have been asleep hours earlier. I was up well into the bewitching hour nursing a fanatical obsession with last minute tweaks to our upcoming eBook, Give Yourself a Raise in 21 Days, and matching wits with a one-year-old practicing civil disobedience by refusing to lie down.
My son, much like his mom, can fall soundly asleep to the banter of late night talk shows. While flipping channels and rocking him, a final segment of the Wendy Williams’ Show caught my attention: Audience Eye Candy. For the uninitiated, she selects a member of the audience to stand and broadcast the details of their outfit. Whether the audience member voluntarily offers price tags or has been instructed to do so is beyond me. The young lady mentioned the designers and proudly exclaims that her shirt was originally $200, but she bought it for $100. Hmmmm… Her (plain) white jeans were $80. Next field trip, try Old Navy. The icing on the cake: she referred to her shoes as an investment piece. They were $800. What the what!!!
Money Smart Week 2013
- Created on 09 April 2013
Once again, the Debt Free Divas have partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank to host events for Money Smart Week. This week offers a plethora of FREE events April 20 – 27, 2013. Check their calendar to find an event in your area.
If you live in the Chicago area, hang out with the Debt Free Divas at our after work mixer or workshop at the Rockford Public Library. If you can't make either event, register for our free webinar. We'll come to you!