No matter what your current income is, we all have a budget we
must should follow. The juggle between sticking to your budget and still treating yourself can become a bit of a challenge. However, there are lots of easy ways that every woman can save money and still be fabulous!
Things to Save On:
Skip your morning latte. I know, it’s a bit cliche. But if you really take a look at the money you’re handing over to your barista every morning, it starts to add up fast! You could save yourself $4 and 300 calories every day! To replace your morning stop, buy a pound of coffee or pack of K-cups and just brew it at home. Add a little cinnamon to get that true coffee house feel!
Skip the bar. Honestly, the reality of the bar scene is pretty overrated. Who wants to spend $10 a drink in a loud, crowded room every weekend? Change up the pace. Send an invite out to your girlfriends on facebook, do a ten minute quick drill apartment clean up, and have a wine party at your place! You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have at home (especially after your third glass).
Skip the car/taxi. If you live in Philly (which you totally should), you probably find yourself popping though various sections of the city at any given day. However, we all can relate to how horrible/expensive the maze of city parking can be. Sure, flagging a taxi can be relaxing and make you feel like Carrie Bradshaw, but $20 to give me a lift down Market St? Not so fabulous. Public Transportation is so much cheaper and easier. Or better yet, walk! Philadelphia is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Give yourself ten extra minutes and stroll down to your afternoon meeting :)
Things to Invest In:
Your shoes. Yes, you’re welcome. We all know that shoes are a girl’s best friend. However, to go deeper than that, shoes need to support you througout your whole day. A cheap shoe will leave your feet feeling sore after a long day and the cheap material will probably only last a few months. For most of us, they also need to make a good transfer from our day shoe to our night shoe. A stylish but comfortable shoe is a rare find- so invest in them when you find them! Get some good, beautiful, comfortable shoes and don’t feel guilty investing your money in them. It will be worth it!
Your bed. A good bed is worth invest in because you use it every single day! It deserves to be good quality. A good quality mattress will leave you feeling well-rested and comfortable. No more sore backs and droopy eyes! You deserve to sleep like a queen. Also, have you ever sleep on sheet of a high thread count? Do it. You won’t regret it. It’s like sleeping on a cloud of love. Your bed is one investment that you will not regret!
Your lingerie. Yeah, I know you girls saw this one coming. But it’s so true! Bargain bras just don’t make the cut. The cheap material and construction will not offer you the comfort and support that you deserve! The underwires break through and poke you, the straps can twisted and worn, the cups get wrickled… ick! We wear our lingerie everyday the same way that we use our beds everyday. Therefore, you need to invest in them!
With that being said…
You don’t necessarily have to drop big bucks to get luxury quality lingerie! We do offer several options at Hope Chest for women who are trying to save! And they are still good quality bras and high-end names!
Wacoal brand has a sub-division we carry called “b.tempt’d”. Wacoal quality products, cute designs, and here’s the kicker… They’re only $42!
Another option for you smaller chested ladies would be a bralette. They are small, light bras with no underwire and usually are made of lace. We carry bralettes from brands like Cosabella, Hanky Panky, and more. These bralettes only start around $38!
We all have to deal with budgeting our money. However, it is important to know where to make the cuts and where to invest. Stop by Hope Chest soon and we will assist you in finding your perfect lingerie! :)