Not long ago, I challenged you to put together an outfit that cost less than $50. Today I am going to go through the process I used to buy an outfit with my $50 birthday gift card.
- Went to Ross to look for a dress
- Tried on about 40 dresses
- Tried on dresses in my size and one size up and one size down
- Did not look at the price tag before I tried on..most Ross dresses are less than $20
- 35 dresses were a definite NO
- 5 dresses were maybes
- 1 dress was clearly better than all the rest, so kept that one
- Paid $11.00 for my dress (On Tuesdays Ross offers 10% off to ages 55 and above)
- Went next door to Famous Footwear
- Started in the clearance section
- Found the perfect pair of heels to go with the dress. Price tag said $25
- Went to check out…actually on sale for $17.00
- So far, have spent only a little more than half of my budget, so still have some left for accessories and purse
- Went to Cato to look for a necklace
- Found one for $6.00
- Received a purse I had ordered earlier. Cost: $6.00
- Bought a stack of bracelets for $10.00 at Glitzy Chiks
- TOTAL: $50.00
- Made it! Right on the nose!
Now of course, you know I had to try a sweater with my dress. I always love to add a little color and cover my arms and midsection. This made the outfit more expensive because the purse was $18.00 and the sweater was $16.00. So this version of the outfit cost a total of $78.00. But if you take into account that these two items were already in my closet, I only spent $44.00. No wonder my husband has a hard time with my accounting practices. LOL
Bottom line…it is possible to find inexpensive clothing if you are willing to do a little work.
You still have a few days to enter the shopping challenge! Don’t forget that the winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Here are the details of the challenge:
How did you like my outfits? Which one do you like better? Constructive criticism welcomed! If you hate them, I will have a good excuse to go shopping again. HAHA
As always, thanks for reading and come back soon!