When I bought these army-green pants last Spring, I had no idea how much I'd wear them. I just needed a casual pair of pants that would be nice enough to wear to work. They do serve their purpose, but I've had the most fun dressing these pants up. I love the casual fit and style paired with heels and feminine blouses, and I'm surprised to find that the color seems to pair nicely with just about anything. I love a good bargain, but what I love even more is when I really get my money's worth (whether it's $5 or $50) out of an item.
Shopping on a budget can be difficult, but I find that it makes me more aware of what I own, and therefore more careful about what I buy. Usually, I make a list of what I want each month, and then, based on my budget, narrow that list down (sometimes way down). I don't always stick to my list, but I like having some sort of guideline, otherwise I'll make too many impulse buys that either I don't need or don't fit in to my wardrobe.
Do you have a shopping strategy? How do you update your closet without breaking your budget?
Tank: Mossimo, Target; pants: Gap; earrings: Charlotte Russe; necklace: H&M; belt: Gap; shoes: Attention, K-Mart
Song: Army by Ben Folds Five