It is not easy being a diva who wants to look fly, fabulous and fierce when you are on a budget. A budget is a great way for you to learn how to get more bang for your buck even when you are on a limited income. If you are like me being on a budget has taught me to shop for the best for less. When I decided to separate from the military five years ago it devastated my pockets because my income changed drastically.
The reality hit me when I found myself unemployed with a restricted income.If you can identify with this feeling you will understand no woman likes to be restricted when it comes to her shopping moments. However, the last couple of years have challenged me in my spending habits and forced me to be wise in my financial matters.
My financial shift taught me to create a lifestyle of spending money wisely. I had to become financially savvy at spending; giving up luxuries and replacing them with what I needed over what I desired. As a woman it is a necessity for us to pamper ourselves and feel good about it, but it needs to be within reason.
Retail therapy is the best therapy that every woman has become accustomed to exercising when needed. When we choose to exercise our shopping muscle we have to realize there is no need to go broke. Shopping is not the ultimate cure for our life woes but we can shop, smile, and still save money.
I realized I can still have shopping sprees, but the big difference is when I choose the right seasons to splurge. If you are a diva who is on a budget do not feel hopeless about your shopping nature. Below I have provided a few tips on how you can become a diva on a budget.
Tips For Being A Diva On A Budget
Every month set aside a shopping budget for yourself
Do an Internet search on all the thrift stores, good wills, and consignment shops in your area (you get the best deals at thrift stores and consignment shops)
Focus on one area you want to build in your wardrobe such as dress pants, casual shirts, summer dresses etc.
Make a list of what items you plan to get so you will not go over your budget
Try out new items that you may not normally buy and try to create your own style
Buy your fashion magazines at your local library (most of the time they may sell old magazine issues)
Look in your closet and reinvent a new outfit (put a scarf, vest, or cardigan over a shirt to make a whole new outfit)
Always shop off-season; buy your winter clothes in the summer and you summer clothes in the fall or winter season
- Never shop on impulse wait a week before you buy something you think you want that moment
By Stylicia Bowden| www.styliciabowden.com | www.theinspirationalcorner.blogspot.com