Once again, another confession.
I'm a stingy snob.
I have absolutely NO problem buying discount items. I love Wal-Mart and Target. I get great finds at teeny-bopper stores for my fun "trendy" clothes. I shout it from the rooftops, even. Like those pants I picked up from the Old Navy clearance rack for $7.00... I love sharing a good buy.
Just the other day, I went to this terribly tacky store at the mall, who has clothes designed for and marketed to high school girls. I have found some of the cutest sundresses and tops there for very little money.
On Wednesday, I found two perfect sundresses for my upcoming trip to Mexico. One cost $17.99 and the other was $18.99.
The thing is, I love fashion. I love shopping and browsing and taking my time and trying on lots of clothes. I adore Neiman Marcus and Betsey Johnson and Nordstrom. I love expensive brands. I love quality.
But I hate letting go of my money. Especially for things that I consider frivolous. Sure, that Betsey Johnson sundress is fabulous and would be perfect for a beach setting. But the day I pay $400+ dollars for a dress that will be out of fashion the instant I wear it once is the day you might as well shoot me. So if I can find something cute and trendy and cheap, then I'm totally IN.
Here's where the snob factor comes in... Shoes and purses are my downfall... I cannot bring myself to buy "cheap" purses or shoes most of the time (the exception would be sandals/flip flops). I tried to buy this cute and bright little clutch at Target the other day and I could not bring myself to put it in my cart. I couldn't stand the way the non-leather felt in my hand. It skeeved me out, to tell you the truth. I really wanted this purse, but I simply could NOT make my hand drop it into my cart. It's like there was a short in my nervous system or something.
So there you have it. I'm stingy and snobby all at the same time.