I always see these thrifty shoppers in the blog world and get so gosh darn jealous (yes, I'm from the Leave it to Beaver family). You know the one's who show all the clothing and are all "Hey, I got this for 2 cents." and I'm all like "heyyyyy, get me some of that" but then I remember something I like quality over quantity.
I would rather spend the extra doe to get something that will last me than buy something cheap and it falls apart. Especially with items I wear frequently such as jeans, dress pants, and tops for work. Now, don't get me wrong I could run around H & M for awhile but I always look at the quality before buying something.
|Dress: $20 and Shoes: $80; I will wear the shoes wayyyy more that the dress.|
This even goes for household items and other things we use often. Computer: I prefer an Apple, it has long battery (so I can sit in front of the TV and blog) and it also is user friendly and well, pretty. But I had my PC for 3 years and had problems the whole time. I got an Apple for a little bit more money and haven't had a problem and I still am attracted to it (in a noncreepy way). I usually do my research too, what do other people have to say about it? And experts?
And then there is makeup/cleansers and such. I am ashamed to tell people how much I spend on my face washes and what not but let's just say I'm on to aging and want to do my best to slow down the process. Again, I do my homework. I recently got more into makeup and I am still learning so if you have tips, spread the wealth yo!
|This has nothing to do with my post other than the fact that I got it in the kids department so it was way cheaper than an adult.|
I guess the bottom line is I do a little nonscientific cost/analysis when purchasing an item. How often will I wear/use it? Do we NEED it? What are the reviews? I had to learn to be like this with household items, it is more difficulty but with jeans, well I got that mastered!