Baller on a Budget

Living within my means. That's what I always strive to do but at times, it gets really hard to not want it electronics, accessories, knick-knacks and most of all.. CLOTHES. And of course, before you're even done shopping for clothes, you're already thinking of what kind of shoes, bag or accessories would go with it. The next thing you know, you're racking up those bills and you're stuck having instant ramen noodles for a whole month! Oh wait, that's what happened to me. Ha!

I ain't sister and co-workers can attest to this! hahaha!

It's not a crime to want the finer things in life. The question is how to acquire them without having to live in a house made of cardboard and a stick. 

So my dear friends, here's just a few fool-proof tips that could help you save and still look supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (I know you're mumbling the word just to see if you can say the it right):

Tip #1. As much as you can, don't buy anything full price. Unless you're Mark Zuckerberg and you really really want to just throw away hundreds or even thousands of *insert currency*, it's best to wait awhile (and sometimes awhile means just a couple of weeks) for the store to mark down their current inventory to make way for the new ones. The only exception to this rule are the high-end items that NEVER go on sale.

Tip #2. Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean it's cheap. When people hear the word SALE, people automatically think that they're already getting the deal of the century. It's still best to check out other stores and canvass for prices because more often than not, you may find a better deal. Remember, every buck saved is every buck earned.

Tip #3. Don't justify your purchase because of the label/brand. I've personally committed this mistake time and time again. How many times have I said to myself Oh, this is so cheap for being a *insert high-end brand*! And then I get stuck with an ugly piece of clothing that I didn't like in the first place. Truth be told, there are a lot of so-called top brands that have sacrificed their quality all for the sake of raking in more profit.

These tips came in handy while I was shopping this weekend. And to prove to you my point, LET'S PLAY A GUESSING GAME! =) In order for you to gauge a more accurate total, here is the list of brands that I purchased:

BEBE- average prices on dresses $80 and up
COTTON ON- average on tank tops $12 and up
H&M- average on tops $20 and up
OLD NAVY- average on tops $8 and up

*I purchased a total of 15 pieces.


Please feel free to leave your guess on my comments page. I'm so excited (and I just can't hide it) to see on who gets the closest guess on the actual total!

On a different note, always remember that haters are gonna hate and potatoes are gonna potate. What?


  1. 115...btdubs...ur ramen is too classy...I can only afford the block kinda..hahaha


    1. V.V. You are too funny. I used to have those too but I gotta have some variety, you know? haha. $115 is a pretty good guess, but no =) I am challenging your skills V.V.!

  2. ahahahah I just saw " haters gonna hate and potatoes are gonna potate." HAAHAHHA i'm singing it with those words.

    Did you strut ur damn thang? cuz my next guess is free with tax hahaha

    the V-ver

    1. If it were for free, I would have taken more! Hahahaha :))

  3. Oh my, I have totally lost my marbles and forgot to post the Total of my purchase! So sorry! Anyway, the total was $104 and some change :) That was for 2 dresses, 6 tank tops, 2 long sleeve shirts, 1 skirt, 1 sleeveless blouse, 1 pair of linen pants and 2 lounge shorts. Not bad right? Considering one dress was originally $180! :)


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