Saturday, March 14, 2015

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Lately I've been saving up for a car which means no more "splurging" on a dress that I only wore once. I've developed a system that I use whenever I shop for non-necessities. Obviously I am no spending expert but it has save me quite a few bucks so I figured I'd share.

My mental checklist...
Do I love it? How often will I use it? Will I still wear it in a month? In a year? Or is it just a trend that I'll end up throwing out after wearing it once? 
Does it fit? This may sound like a stupid question but many people buy clothes because they like them or because it's a good deal. But if you're clothes don't truly fit you then you'll probably end up not reaching for that piece as often, therefore wasting money. (Something I am definitely guilty of!) Lastly, whenever I find an item I like, without looking at the price (which sometimes can't be avoided) I set myself a price limit. For example, I see a cute pair of flats in my size, I decide that if they are less than $30 will buy them. This keeps me from overspending on things I don't need.
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