Why A Strict Budget Improves My Wardrobe [Part 2]

If you want to read part 1 of this post, you can find it here.  But now we must move on to reason #2.

2. Needing to wait to make a purchase can save you money in the end.

            This is by far one of my favorite things about budgeting.  I will illustrate this point with a story.

            A few weeks ago I went to Target and took a gander in their plus size women’s section (which is relatively small, but usually has refreshingly clothes).  I saw a dress that I absolutely loved but it was $30.  I had just bought a couple of pairs of shoes that I needed for work earlier that day so I only had $10 left to spend.  Because I’m a genius and can do simple math, I realized that I would not be able to purchase this dress that day.

            Fast forward to yesterday.  3 weeks had gone by.  I now had money to spend & since I was going to Target to find a few other things, the dress crossed my mind.  I decided that I was going to go get it.  When I got to Target, I was upset because the dress wasn’t there anymore.  I decided to look around the clearance rack before I left to see if I could find something I liked so I wouldn’t have just wasted gas and there it was!  The dress that I came prepared to pay $30 for was now on clearance for $8.98!

            I also remembered that this dress came in other patterns so I thought I would go to a different nearby Target to see if they had any of the other patterns there in my size.  They didn’t, but they did have another absolutely adorable dress for $6.26 there!  So I ended up paying $15 for 2 dresses instead of paying $30 for one 3 weeks ago.

            What a rush….

I will let you guess which dress I had my heart set on in the first place.  In my opinion, it doesn’t even matter…


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