Don’t Give Up What You Love

Don’t Give Up What You Love


I have a confession to make. I am a girl who wears designer jeans. No, not just one pair. At the moment, I own 9 pairs.

When I was a girl in debt it was because I thought there was only one way to shop. With a credit card in my hand at a boutique.

Now, I am older and wiser and frugal-er. One pair of my jeans was $10.26 on ebay. Another pair was $17 on ebay. Two of them were $5 at Goodwill. I never used to consider alternative ways to indulge my love of fashion, but now I do.

My frugal life has taught me a lot of ways to save where I never considered it before. Frugal gets criticism because it often makes people feel like it means they have to live without things that they love. In a way, it does, because you can’t have everything all the time. But you can compromise, set priorities and keep things (frivolous as they may be) in your life that make you happy. So I have a stash of designer jeans and love lattes. I don’t have cable tv, car payments, and I regularly save for tomorrow.  For me, it’s all about balance to find ways to live in and enjoy today while still being responsible for tomorrow. And wearing designer jeans while I do it.

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  1. An easy way to buy jeans on ebay is to know your actual measurements and buy according to that instead of by size. It also helps if you have a store you can try them on to know what style, cut, color you want before buying online.

  2. Thanks for this tip! I’ve never thought (don’t really know why) about buying jeans on ebay! I’ll have to check it out. Have a great weekend.

  3. Every single pair of my designer jeans is from Goodwill or the local thrift shop! You can’t beat $4.99 for a pair of Sevens. Just last week I found a pair for myself and my best friend!

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