Cash in hand = ?
In addition to my ETSY shop and some craigslist selling, I nanny the sweetest 3 month old girl. She is adorable and I love watching her. However, with this job comes temptation: a steady paycheck.
You see, when I first started working out of college, I had a motto: Two week paycheck = cash in the hand of a store clerk = the cutest X (fill in clothes, shoes, decor) for me. I didn’t say it was the catchiest motto, but I was sure it was a motto to stick by. Paychecks were like oranges to me – they were meant to be squeezed for every last drop of change until my bank account ran dry. I never ran into debt but I wouldn’t call myself responsible
Well, since getting married, I’ve felt this thing called adulthood creeping up on me. With adulthood comes responsibility. I now think of spending money in terms of losing square footage on a future apartment we’d like to buy one day. My new motto is: For every $100 spent, I lose 1/8 of a square foot of property. It doesn’t help we plan to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world: San Francisco. Free babysitting is not looking like such a money saver anymore (thanks in advance Mom, Glynnis and Brian)…and no, I’m not pregnant.
My point being, I’m very careful when I choose to indulge in a little something, something for myself so I must be calculated in my decision process. I have a dilemma brewing… I don’t have black boots and this Chicago winter won’t go away – I absolutely need black boots. Sometimes I just want to wear all black and all I have are my completely adorable Coach Brown Riding Boots (thanks, Mom!). On the other hand, I’ve been dreaming about this lattice print rug that is at a crazy low price – $85. What’s a girl to do? Fashion or decor? I can’t do both – I mean I am talking 1/8 of a square foot of an apartment years down the road.
Frye Riding Boot: Zappos
Franco Sarto Telluride: Zappos
These boots are pricey for my budget but super cute. And here is the rug…
While looking for other rug deals, I went into my favorite Chicago Decor Store: Jayson Home and Garden and I found these clutches…
Image Info: Jayson Home and Garden Clutch $150. Cruelness, I tell you!! Can the world please stop selling beautiful things until I can afford them? What do you think I should go with?
All this being said, please continue shopping at my ETSY shop. 🙂