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When I first relocated back to Washington, D.C., I was gung ho about being a frugalista.
And I’ve got to admit, making the transition from a fashion-loving full-time employee to a penny-pinching grad student has been an adventure–and then some!
As I reach my one-year anniversary of living in the nation’s capital, here are five frugal shopping habits that got me through the past twelve months.
I plan to do things very differently this year, especially when it comes to fashion.
As I journey through the next 363 days of the year, I resolve to be more careful, disciplined and creative with my style decisions.
Why? Well, because I need to–for my sanity and my financial health. Essentially, I’m making the transition from die-hard fashionista to frugalista.
So here is my public declaration of how I plan to enjoy fashion responsibly in 2013.
In short, there will be no more overspending and definitely no more overstocking!
Hoping and praying I can keep this up for the next 12 months! Wish me well.
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When you’re a die-hard fashion fan, managing finances could be a problem.
How do I turn a blind eye to all the new trends I want to try? Can I really walk away from the best sales of the season?
When you’re shopping for clothes, don’t buy something just because it is on sale. Make sure it works with your wardrobe or you’ll end up with a closet full of odds and ends that represent wasted cash. – Clarky Davis, The Debt Diva
Let’s face it, times are hard; but a girl never wants to sacrifice her style just because penny pinching has become a necessity these days. – Elayne Fluker / Looks for About $100 / iVillage.com