Save the dollar

One dollar, image©gunjanvirk

One dollar, image©gunjanvirk

It makes me feel really good to get the maximum use out of a purchase especially because I try to keep a shopping budget and remain within my purse (gosh, have I changed!). It can be very tempting to buy for eg. the Michaela Taffeta silk skirt from Ralph Lauren but wearing it only once does not justify the purchase unless I am making a red-carpet appearance which hasn't happened in this life till now! I would rather save up and buy an expensive Burberry Trench which I consider a good investment as I can wear it forever! For outfits which I may wear only once, I would get something more affordable from Zara or Landsend. Even then I would try to buy something multi-purpose that I can take from formal evening wear to work and anything in between! Over a period of time one matures and realizes the value of shopping wisely-if I really can't wear an outfit more than once or can't use the same outfit for different occasions, I would really think many times before buying it! :)