5 Days for 50 Dollars | A Week in Review
I made it! Five days of outfits for (less than) $50: $41 to be (almost) exact.
I asked you if you thought re-wearing items during my $50 week and you responded that it was not. Newlyfrugal says:
“I wear staples which I double up all the time in one week. No one knows. As long as the clothes are clean and ironed, you can mix and match as you please. I invested in expensive clothes when I got into my profession. The clothes are well made, last longer, wash well, and retain their shapes. I have not needed to buy new clothes in many years and I still look and feel good when wearing my “older” clothes. Not buying new clothes has freed up my closet space.”
I agree that having clean, pressed clothes goes a long way in presenting a professional appearance. Sue agrees that doubling up outfits is fine, but she brings up another point:
“no I do not believe you are cheating by doubling up however your shoes are not included, and I believe proper shoes are a very important part of dress attire.”
She is on to me! Sue, who knows me personally, and longtime readers know(s) that I give myself permission to splurge on shoes.
Here’s a breakdown of the week’s accessories:
- Chunky pearl necklace, ~$15
- Mary-Jane heels, $3
- Gray faux pearls ~$1
- Gray Banana Republic peep toe pumps $25
- Olive beaded necklace ~$1
- Olive bangle ~$1
- Old Navy Flats $3
- Long pearl necklace, my grandmother’s
- Dansko Mary-Jane clogs, $110
- Gap tights ~$10
- Boots, $30
My accessories total for the week is $199.
Sue is keeping me honest, and she will honestly love Dansko footwear just as much as I do as she completes her nursing clinicals :)!
I am going to stand behind my choice to wear (ridiculously) expensive footwear. Taking my $110 shoes into account, along with my other accessories, my new total is $240, or $48 each day. I cannot get out of The Gap with a single pair of dress pants for that much, so I am comfortable with my final total. I am also very comfortable standing all day in my super shoes.