A penny saved is a penny earned and lately, with the excessive expenses that seem to come along with being 26, I'm pinching all of mine. Though I haven't been shopping much lately, I've noticed a pattern when I do. Much of what I'm buying is under $20!
My dad and I ventured out to the suburbs on Saturday and stumbled upon a Yankee candle store. I can't remember the last time, if ever, I've been in one. I was immediately drawn to the Fall scents - it's always been my favorite part about the season because they can be enjoyed in any weather (ahem, Florida). It's damn near impossible to choose - they're all so delicious. I decided to get two, which didn't make it that much easier. Finally, with some help from Pops, I settled on Farmer's Market and Maple Pancakes. I got the small jars, which are $10.99 each. In thinking about it, I can't believe I haven't ever given these as gifts. Who wouldn't love to receive this?
Did anyone else know that Yankee Candle makes lip balm? I sure didn't, and it was a sweet surprise upon taking my candles to checkout. Cinnamon & Sugar is one of my favorite combinations on earth, right up there with Pink & Green, Snoopy & Woodstock. I'm now regretting not grabbing an armful because this flavor isn't available on their website and I worry it's discontinued. For $3.99, my lips are in heaven.
I love green and have been wanting a dressy dress in this hue for quite some time. I did extensive research online and at various department stores, but ultimately decided that I'm not in a place to spend hundreds of dollars on a colored frock that doesn't serve a specific purpose (IE, bridesmaid dress). I ordered this one from Forever 21 for the fair price of $19.80. I figure it'll look great with nude or gold pumps and if it's too small or unflattering on me, I can pass it along to a pal or my little sis without feeling like I invested too much.
Though I think the one thing that's kept my spirits high for a small price is a good ol' Pumpkin Spice Latte. Tall, decaf, nonfat, no whip.