I recently engaged in a bit of an experiment when it comes to my spending. I tallied up everything I spent in one category, clothing, over the past two months, and how many items I spent that money on.
Moving can be wildly expensive, from having to rent a moving truck to the down payments and upfront costs of staking out a new space.
You’ve seen pieces on how to wear designer clothes on a budget and you’re probably no stranger to the T.J. Maxx and Marshall, but finding Stuart Weitzman heels for less than $100 still eludes you.
Sample sales are one way to access your favorite designer brands for less. It’s also my favorite way to collect interesting garments that I would have never been able to afford at full price (a $2,000 coat, even with a 90% discount, is still $200).
At She Spends, we frequently discuss how women make 80 cents on the white man’s dollar. This month, we’re focusing on black women in honor of Black History Month. Did you know they only make 63 cents to every white man’s dollar?
When I was growing up, my mom and I spent a lot of time trawling thrift stores for diamonds in the rough. My family had a year or two when money was tight, and part of cutting back was shopping at Goodwill for new clothes. I distinctly remember finding a pair of jean shorts from Abercrombie at the local Salvation Army. That was the moment that taught me the magic of thrifting.
Nothing gets the She Spends team more up-in-arms than seeing the term “girlboss” or any of its sister terms, including “boss babe,” “boss bitch” or “mompreneur.” So when Alicia saw this Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda on Sephora’s website, we almost exploded. Here’s proof in the form of a Slack conversation Amanda, Jemma and Alicia had the day she spotted the abomination.
But like that cup of coffee personal finance blogs have been warning you will add up to a sizable sum eventually, dry cleaning does make a dent in your budget. A more sustainable choice is to hand wash your clothes instead.
Thinking about hitting up Whole Foods for some of those sweet Amazon deals? Not so fast, She Spends fam.