So I went to the Apple Store this weekend and returned the new iPhone 4. I felt bad initially, but I had been talking to my mother while driving to the store and my call dropped 3 times in a 5 minute call. At the Apple Store, the technician said that he could ty to fix that issue for me or he would swap it for a new phone, but I am proud to say that I was firm about not paying for something that is obviously faulty. And I am now back on my iPhone 3GS and $209 was transferred back to my card.
Unfortunately the Apple Store in inside a mall. I needed a nice dressy top to wear to a work event this week and thought I would look for that, since I was in the mall anyway and stepped in New York and Company. Big mistake. I ended up buying these pants
And this top
They had some sleepwear on sale for $4.99 each and so I grabbed a few of those either. It’s a steal considering they usually retail at $25. I was tempted to pick up some “jeggings”, but I am not sure if I want to wear them and so I held off.
My next big mistake was wandering into another favorite store The Limited. I saw this cute ruffle top and wanted to buy it immediatly
Total Damage to the Wallet:
New York & Company – $95.60
Limited – $43.20
I know this looks terrible, spending almost $150 without any planning. But somehow I don’t feel so bad. Our work place has a very liberal dress code and I mostly wear just jeans/shorts (not short shorts of course) and a T shirt to work. I have very few nice pants and tops. It’s time for me to grow up and beef up my ratty wardrobe. But I don’t know how to work clothing into the budget. I don’t go shopping every month. So do I save up for clothing each month and then go on a shopping spree every few months? What do you think?