We are all trying to stretch our budget these days. Save where we can, cut out things, and just get smarter with our money. Since doing this blog, I like to think I’ve saved us money by learning to use my closet better. I used to get frustrated that I had “nothing to wear”, go out and spend a ton on a whole new batch of clothes, only to feel the same way a few months later.
Now, I’m still buying new things, but they are purposeful purchases. Items I don’t have, need to replace, or that fill a gap. While I’m more mindful of my shopping now, I’m also more mindful of what I have.
One little cheap trick I’ve found is to simply roll my pants.
Please excuse the pictures. We were trapped at home the other day with no car, and the lighting in my complex is about as good as the dressing rooms at Goodwill
Far from an Earth shattering revelation, but I’ve found this little trick has saved me from buying both full length and capri versions of pants. Maybe I can get away with this because I’m midget, but if pants are shortened to full length with flats, I can simply cuff them a bit and I have instant capris!
Pants: Old Navy, Sweater/Tank: Gap, Shoes: Guess via TJMaxx, Bag: Steve Madden via TJMaxx, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: c/o Chippy Chip Dovey
I’ve found this trick only works with straight or skinny pants, but who wants flared capris anyways?
Not an amazing revelation, but one that saved me enough money to get these killer new shoes and bag….until my momma wouldn’t let me pay. THANKS LIL’ MOMMY!
BTW, I’m DYING over my amazing new bright green bag! It was a steal at TJMaxx, and they had tons of great ones. It’s all about brights for Spring. How you are planning on rocking brights this Spring???