Does this necklace make my hips look big?

Well, I hate to admit it, but I have completely failed at my budget attempt. I just started, and was going OK, but had a few things come up that I didn’t have a chance to save up for, and had to take out of this and that, and it all went downhill from there. Maybe I should just post about the sweet deals I find online.

Hi. My name is Melissa, and I am an accessory lover. If I can buy the cheap knock-offs, even better. Now, do I ever wear them? Not really. Mainly because I have a job where I wear t-shirts and shorts and dressing up is silly because it’s 100 degrees in our building. I do have a/c in my office, which is where I try to stay, but it doesn’t always get to happen. After I start my new job and start dressing less like a hobo and more like a professional, I will have all the accessories I need! Well, not ALL of them. There is always room for more.

Something I came across online.. I do not own this, I would kill it. And it’s weird.7-living-plant-accessories

I think I like accessories over clothes because as I stated in a previous post, I’m not exactly loving my body. You don’t have to try on accessories. You don’t feel too short in accessories, or too wide or too stumpy. You don’t have to worry about them making your hips look big. Then of course I always get in a bind where I buy something oh so cute, and have nothing to wear with it, so I am forced to buy a top or dress to compliment the accessory… I think I might have a shopping problem. Well, I wouldn’t call it a problem. I can say no, I can quit anytime. I just like stuff. I like new stuff. But I refuse to pay ridiculous prices for something I can get for half the price without a name brand. One of my favorite sites is simpleaddiction. They are always changing inventory and have the CUTEST stuff! The hardest decision I have is, what color do I buy??? White, pink, blue, coral, green, one of each? And my inability to make decisions doens’t help at all. I can’t even decide what to cook for supper.

From Simple Addiction…. LOVE!

See… told ya they had cute stuff.

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A Budget Savvy Sister??? Maybe…

It has been quite a while since I posted last, and for a lot of reasons. There have been terrible storms in Oklahoma the last two weeks and it almost felt insane to post things about my day, which is never really as bad as I think it is, or my latest shopping adventure. It is a sad time, but I know God will push us all through this time and Oklahoma will be whole again. All we can do is continue to pray for those effected by the storms, flooding, and tornadoes. The other reasons are personal, but to sum it up, I havent felt like it. Cut and dry.

My boyfriend and I have discussed our spending habits lately, and decided to start individual budgets. I have no doubt in my mind that he will be able to conquer and overcome this new venture… He is a strong-willed man who has no problem reaching his goals. Me on the other hand, my strong wills are more like, “I strongly believe that this necklace goes perfectly with my new dress! It isn’t in the budget, but its ok.” Believe it or not there is no category for “I want it so bad I MUST have it”….. I may need to revise my budget.

Along with cutting back on impulse shopping, I have also had to find other ways to spoil myself. Manicures are one of my favorite things! Luckily, I read on a friends post that there are new press on nails! They are called imPRESS. AMAZING! no glue, just peel off the back and they stick. But they really stick! I wore mine for over a week, and at $5 a pop you can afford to change them out a couple times a month. The only reason I took them off was because I was carelessly working with Acetone and had no choice. Check out dressesforjulie. This particular link is where she talks about the nails. She has an interesting way of writing that always seems to make my day a little brighter.

My budget includes utilities, car payment, and that’s about it… I’m not sure how I have made it this long on so little. I am a paycheck to paycheck person, and I hate it, but it works. Somehow. So I am trying to figure out where all of my money goes. I know that Starbucks will miss me, along with online shopping, and those cute little boutiques where I find the most unnecessary items.

Anyways, I am going to try to post a little more often, and at least have a little tid bit of how my budgeting is going, maybe cheaper ways I have found to do things. Hopefully I can get on track with it and really be a budget savvy sister instead of just a savvy sister… We will see.