It is no secret to my clients, friends and family that I love a deal. I don’t just love saving money, I also can find a way to save money for clothes and accessories that make even the seasoned sales people gasp with envy and admiration.
I can’t stop myself, as it is in my genes. My mother was a master at stretching a dollar, and I learned not just how to save money but also get higher value merchandise for lower prices.
Since I started paying for my own clothes at the age of 16, I have had plenty of time and experience to hone my money saving skills and I love doing the same for my clients when I take them shopping.
No matter what my client’ s budget may be, I feel there is no need to pay more than necessary so I hit the sales racks first and look for style and quality as opposed to the name on the label.
Recently I was hired by a loving and generous gentleman, for me to to create an outfit for a very important job interview for his sister. He thought perhaps I could find a few other pieces to give her some other options. He gave me a budget to work with and here is what she left the store with:
1 leather handbag
2 pairs jeans
1 pair black pants
Based on the budget I was working with, I took her to Macy’s and had their coupons in hand.
So guess how much the total was?
Place your guess in the comment’s box below, be sure to select Notify me of follow-up comments by email so you will see what the total dollars spent really was when I post the answer in the comments box after 48 hours of sending out this post.
“I highly recommend hiring Scarlett! She helped me purge the out-of-date and unattractive clothes from my closet, showed me new ways to wear my existing clothes & accessories to highlight my face and figure, and emailed me almost 50 pictures that evening of all of the outfits she put together. In addition, Scarlett made a list of the items I needed to purchase and can be hired to shop with me to make sure I make the best decisions. No more wasting time and money buying the wrong clothing items. She was a pleasure to work with and I had a great time in the process.” —Denise Baliotti The Finished Room
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