Magenta Vintage Vera Silk Scarf = $8 at local antique shop
(it’s much more vibrant than the image lets on)
Well, one thing I’ve learned is that it’s a lot easier to stick to a shopping ban when you are broke. When my bank account is extremely low, I don’t really feel any temptation to shop and over-spend. Rather, I feel more like staying home and working with what I already have – fixing items that need alteration, working on sewing projects, etc.
However, I have noticed that when I am out and about and need to kill time before an appointment, I will usually go into a store and browse. Sometimes this will get me into trouble with impulse buys. This week it wasn’t too bad though.
I decided to kill some time this week by browsing in a local antique shop. I find these particularly fun to browse, because while I love looking at antiques, I will rarely buy anything. I checked out the jewelry section first, but most of it was way out of my price range (including a gorgeous $39 jade necklace). Then I proceded to look at the rest of the shop. I figured I wouldn’t get anything, but then I had to stop and check out the 50% off section, because a beautiful burst of magenta caught my eye. That magenta happened to be a gorgeous silk Vera scarf, on sale for a mere $8. While money was quite tight this week, I could handle $8. I’ve been wanting to add a greater variety of colors to my wardrobe, and magenta is one I particularly like. The size and shape of the scarf are perfect too. It’s versatile enough to be worn as a headband, around the neck or on a purse. I also really love the fact that it’s a solid color, because most of my scarves are patterned.
This was all I bought this week, and I had $11.50 to spend. This means that $3.50 will carry over to next week. Woo-hoo!