I went shopping at a huge mall in Pensacola the other week (and got some really cute stuff), and it was a really enjoyable trip. I went with a younger cousin of mine, but we’re both pretty laid-back shoppers, and we both roll with the flow. The mall also had a really clean food court, which is unusual for indoor malls, so I was impressed!
We all can get a little shop-happy, though. Sometimes, you can go a little overboard and spend too much money. If you keep your head and remember a few key points, it’s easy to save money and stay within your budget. Keep reading for my personal tips on making your next shopping trip the best!
- If you can make it, skip it – I went into Express today and they were having an amazing sale! I picked up a couple of t-shirts that were about six dollars, but they were these dip-dye ombre shirts. They were extremely cute, but I could’ve made them myself. If you want to make one yourself, grab a bucket, some water, and some dye. Dip half of the shirt in the dye, and voila! Six bucks saved. Plus, making things for yourself feels amazing! If you can find a DIY way to do it, go ahead!
- Get jewelry for discount prices – Places like Forever21 and Charlotte Russe have cute jewelry for less – and it looks like what you’d find in a more expensive store! If you’re on a budget, purchase clothing at the most expensive stores on your list, and save your jewelry shopping for discount stores.
- Wait for the sales – If you love shopping at stores like Express and Modcloth, but are on a Forever21 budget (like me!), it can be hard to have the things you want and still have the cash you need for other things, too. However, waiting for a sale to roll around is a great way to get really good deals on quality clothes. For example: I love Victoria’s Secret, but their bras and panties are really expensive! So I usually wait until the semi-annual sale to stock up. In the meantime, I buy pieces from less expensive stores. It’s a great way to get what you want and get quality pieces as well.
Shopping is a temptation for all of us, and sometimes we go a little overboard. But if you follow the above tips, you should be able to save a lot of money! I sincerely hope you’re able to purchase the things you want, so you can feel great about yourself.
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