Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just curious...

Ok, so we all know that am cheap. I've said it over and over again. Cheap, frugal, whatever you want to call it, I just don't like spending too much money on anything. Ever. Sometimes spending more than 100 dollars in a day can give me a tiny bit of a heart attack. Seriously. And I know it's stupid. You know what's even more stupid? If I spend 100 dollars today, that is bad. But if I spend 50 dollars today and 50 dollars tomorrow that is ok. How that logic works is beyond me. I know it makes no sense, but it's really how my little brain works. Anyway, I'm veering off of what I wanted to ask in the first place...
I read a lot of blogs. A lot. Most of them are moms, scrapbookers or crafters. And what I keep seeing over and over is these ladies talking about the dress they bought at J. Crew or the jeans they got at Anthropology. And then they link to said items and the dress was $198 ON SALE and the jeans were $250 bucks. And I mean, I see this all. the. time. These ladies that are stay at home moms and have 2 or more kids.
Am I really the only one that does not shop at these stores? Or really...Am I the only one that has never and probably will never buy a pair of jeans for two hundred dollars? Actually, $75 is probably my limit and that is like the tippy top of my limit.
I know I'm not the most fashion forward person. I mean, I call myself The Queen of Casual. Name brand for me, sadly, is Gap or *gasp* Old Navy. I know. I know.
So how many of you shop regularly at these 'higher end' stores?
What is your limit on jeans? Shoes? Handbag?
Am I really THAT cheap? Is it normal to drop 150 on jeans? Am I that out of the loop?


Kimberly White said...

I paid $150 for maternity jeans and they were half off ... I have NEVER paid that much for jeans ever (and wouldn't have but I had a gift certificate and it was one of the only things I thought I'd actually wear enough to justify buying it -- even though it was a birthday present!) I usually buy Silver jeans and actually usually those are birthday or Christmas presents too ... the funny thing is that I can justify buying clothes for the boys and fabric and crafty stuff but not usually clothes (until all I have are so out of date and threadbear I have to buy a whole bunch of clothes.) Hope you have a great day Corey!

Kelly DaCosta said...

I never pay more than $30 or $40 for a single item of clothes for myself. However, I love buying for my boys. I cannot help myself. I always look for a deal and every once in awhile I will pay full price for those special Christmas outfits. The rest of my money sadly goes to scrapbooking materials and activities for the boys.

samport said...

I know what you're talking about! Either their husbands have great jobs or...they're in debt. I own one Anthropologie shirt and it came off the clearance rack.

I do browse the higher end stores, but if I buy, it has to be a super deal.

Jeans, my limit is probably about $40. Shoes...I never buy shoes. If I do, they're on sale. Handbag? I haven't bought a purse in years! And those I get from somewhere like TJ Maxx.

So, I don't think you're out of the loop. Or if you are out of the loop, than I am too.


Melissa said...

I have often wondered the same thing. I agree with Chrissy, they have to be in debt or have husbands who bring in tons of money and they know how to spend it.

I can't remember the last time I even bought clothes for myself that didn't come for Target. Lately, I've been getting workout clothes from Walmart. $5 for a workout tank is a deal in my book.

I have spent $100 on running shoes, but they are ONLY for running so they will last longer. I am wearing flip flops from at least 2 years ago.

I buy Vera Bradley purses, but not on a regular basis. And even then, they are under $100. I like them because I can WASH them up :)

The last time I was in a JCrew store was while in college with a friend who could afford it. Been in Anthropologie a couple times but can't afford it.

So no, you are not out of the loop. You are probably like most people in the USA.

:) Being frugal is perfectly fine..

The Klentzmans said...

One word: goodwill.

Jude said...

don't beleive everything you read... i think some people post stuff like that because they think it is cool. it one thing to say, hey look at this Jcrew dress, i love it and want it. It is another to actually buy that $250 dress. I think the latter rarely happens. I have no clue who you are talking about either, all my blog friends are cheap as heck... HAHAHA JUST KIDDING!
Did you see my last post though... $4 shoes baby, that is this SAHM's reality!! And I ♥ the GAP!!!
(and besides... she whispers, while i love the J Crew look, it is so overpriced anyway!)

nicole said...

so agree with everyone on this one -
and yes I consider myself to be cheap too - all my clothes are from target, old navy or sometimes the gap - even have a hard time spending on their prices as well sometimes - jeff even gives me a hard time about being so cheap sometimes - but as I remind him would you rather have a wife that is smart with our money and knows how to say no - or to be in debt up to our eyeballs - which is the case with so many of those people that can't say no....

(and my purses come from target...and i've had the same shoes for 4 years :)