Everyone knows I love a good deal. I’m talking any sort of discount whatsoever… $1 off, throw in a free gift, some sort of upgrade… it makes me giddy inside. There’s a constant battle of splurging vs. saving in my head and I probably think about my purchases (both past and future) every 5 minutes. I knew I had it bad when I once saw a sign while passing Old Navy at age 13 for .34 cent shirts. I swear to you I remember nothing – like a total black out. I came to, hours later, in my closet sifting through about 15 of the same exact shirt in every color they had. I mean, I cleared out the racks. Upside? I still only spent about $6. Low? The shirt was horrible… like, really, really ugly.
There’s something about a deal that condones the purchase. It’s a trap. But, I’ve realized at the time it was so I’d have something to back up my argument when my Dad would get my Visa Buxx card statement (a pre-set limit debit card made for teenagers to teach them how to manage money which I BEGGED my parents for). Being able to say, “YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This was a once and a lifetime opportunity! It would have been stupid NOT to have bought it!!” was just so much easier than flat out breaking the ‘no more clothes’ rule. It got so bad that I used to buy things, hide the bags at my friends houses and then smuggle them into my house days later when my parents weren’t home… but that’s another story for another day.
In all reality, I’m still using the sale signs as a crutch for my chronic buyer’s remorse and the proof is that I wanted a really expensive pair of jeans last year so I flagged the website to let me know if any discounts/savings were happening. A week later I got an email from them saying, “Free Shipping Until Midnight”. Deal was done. I saved $5. Problem.
Summer Dresses Under $100 (Better Than The Alternative!):
Zara Linear Dress $79.90
Velvet Keenan Dress $68.60
Zara Lace Print Dress $89.90
Zara Printed Dress $79.90
Asos Knitted Shift Dress $52.20