Monday, May 19, 2008

Confession

I have a confession to make. I spent some of my stimulus check even though it was ear-marked for debt reduction. I couldn't even make it through the weekend with it in my bank account. Now that is a shame. I tell you what, managing money and working on a budget is no easy task.

As my birthday is approaching, my mother decided to take me clothes shopping. I am badly in need of work clothes since I will be starting a new job in August and the attire is more dressy. Being only 5'0 tall I can hardly ever find clothes in my size that do not need altered. Well, once you add the price of alteration on clothes, they are almost not worth buying. This weekend was a little bit different. I found four suits in a 4 Petite. It was wonderful. Being a Petite, they will not need to be altered. Needless to say, I couldn't pass them up. So my wonderful mother bought two and I used part of my stimulus check to buy the other two. I don't think it was frivolous spending and I am very happy with my purchases. Thus, in the end, I think it was money well spent.

3 comments:

change is a good thing said...

Coming from another petite woman, you definitely spent your money wisely! Thankfully I have my grandma who is a wonderful seamstress and very willing to alter things for me, but if I had to pay for alterations, I know exactly what you mean! Glad you found some great stuff and don't feel guilty about it. :)

Sallie's Niece said...

Clothes bought to begin a new career are often tax deductible up to $250 I think. You might want to save those receipts!

Also I found your blog and I love that there's another PF blogger with law school debt as much as mine. I look forward to reading it!

Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

I can so relate to giving in to clothing purchases because you actually find something that fits! I am petite too! I need to really learn how to sew one of these days I end up spending so much on alterations...