Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Money Tree

I'm usually very strict about my spending. Operating on an annual salary of less than $30K, I have to be creative with my budget each month. Apparently I've spent the past two weeks ignoring that and have shopped like a fool. I'm going to be the only person in the world who goes into debt bargain hunting. Here's a breakdown of my loot...

1. BCBG brown, embellished cocktail dress.
Retail price: $235
Polka Dots & Protein Bars price: $22
2. Trina Turk bright, graphic vintage dress.
Retail price: $302
Polka Dots & Protein Bars price: $31
3. Nine West oversized gray, crocodile, patent leather bag
Retail price: $120
Polka Dots & Protein Bars price: $50
4. Lotus lace tiered pink party dress
Retail price: $116
Polka Dots & Protein Bars price: $29
5. Lotus white draped embellished tunic dress
Retail price: $116
Polka Dots & Protein Bars price: $29

Total Spent: $161
Total Saved: $728

We'll just called it Polkanomics.

24 comments:

THE Stephanie said...

Love your logic. :)

Miss HoneyDew said...

WHERE did you find these fab deals?!

Brittney said...

Very cute post! I know how it is living on a tight budget, girl! I have banned shopping until further notice.

carrie1 said...

Maybe you should become a personal shopper??? I'd hire you! =)

Peppermint Bee said...

That sounds like a great way to spend $161!

Kell said...

i might have to introduce some polkanomics into my life here pretty soon!

Colin's Mom said...

Isn't it the greatest feeling in the world to add up the original prices and then compare that to what you actually paid? I love it - such a sense of accomplishment!

sarah m said...

You are so funny!!! I am sooo the same way. I always tell my husband, "you wont' believe how much money i saved!" but he doesn't quite appreciate it. :) Awesome deals...I'm jealous!! :)

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

teach me. teach me.

USCEmily said...

Can you please tell us where you found these AWESOME deals?!?

Jill said...

OMGosh... what great deals! Where do you find these good deals?

I just got the apron! THANK YOU! It is just precious and perfect. I'm going to blog about it tonight or tomorrow.

Lexilooo said...

Polkanomics sounds good to me! Also, I know how you feel...when I first moved to DC, my salary was less than $25K working on the Hill!

QueenBeeSwain said...

polkanomics- you kill me dear!

kHm

Annie said...

amazing!!!
you are my kinda gal! i love good deals!
where did you find such awesome deals?!?

Blackeyed_Susan said...

I am loving polkanomics! Sign me up!!!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I look at it the same way: I saved soooo much money, it was totally worth it!

Kristin said...

Where oh where did you score this loot?

Rachel H. said...

Wow! That's some great savings! I'm jealous of your great deals!

kels said...

you cannot, SHOULD not feel bad about ANY of that!! i am IMPRESSED! those are some phenomenal deals! way to go, c!!! :)

Christina said...

WOW!!! Amazing savings.

Kelli said...

i need to know where you found these deals and also i need PICS! that bag sounds heavenly!

Heather said...

I am with the other commentators -- where did you find these great deals, and can we see pictures? What fun!

The Pink Chick said...

Wow! What great deals!!!

DSS said...

And....where did these polkanomics take place?!?! I want some :)