NY&CO Floral Scarf
Gold Stacked Ring
Retail Rehab: #50DollarChallenge Lesson: USE COUPONS!!
My shopping this month has been slow and sporadic. My #50DollarChallenge has started off great but I am learning so much about my shopping and spending habits. I have been the "See, Like, Buy" shopper for so long that it's been really hard saying no and walking away. New York and Company is one of my weaknesses so I have avoided all temptation by not even going into the store since before the Christmas holiday (I still go online 2-3 times a week). I found a $10 Rewards coupon while cleaning that expired soon so I decided to stop in for a quick lunch trip. With $20 left in my January shopping budget and only 30 minutes to spare I didn't have time to try anything on, so I already knew I would be looking at accessories only. The scarf was regular price $19.95, but blue is my favorite color and I had so many ideas for it I decided to go for it. While waiting in line, I spotted an entire rack of accessories marked down to $1.99 and $2.99, so I grabbed a couple of must-haves. The only catch with the Rewards coupon is that I had to use my NY&CO Card. But I immediately paid the $15.54 I charged with cash to avoid overspending for the rest of the month. Now next month is going to be tough with spring items hitting the stores and so many bright colors to choose from, but I think I'm up for the challenge!