7.07.2014

I Sock, You Sock, We all Sock: Making the Most of a Tiny Budget.

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Some of you out there are in the sweltering heat of summer and cannot imagine why I would be posting a photo of socks and boots this time of year.  Luckily, I live in Southern California, the place where Uggs and mini skirts first wed in fashion matrimony.  Californians like our feet warm and our legs bare.  

Getting rid of debt comes with its joys and struggles...

Mostly struggles. 

For one, I have to make a budget and stick to it.  As Dave Ramsey, the king of money straight talk, says, "Tell your money what to do so (the lack of ) it doesn't tell you what to do." 

It's well-documented that my area of greatest spending weakness is clothing.  Going into this debtbusting season I considered going on another hiatus from shopping, but I concluded it would be much more fun to give myself a tiny budget each month and see what I can do with it.  (Plus, I would avoid having to ask myself, "Am I allowed to buy underwear? Is it a need, or will I be cheating?"*)

This month my clothing budget is a whopping $20.**
It's a laughable amount, I know, but that's part of the challenge.

I've found myself obsessed with socks lately.
Socks with boots, socks with sandals, socks with socks.  
At only $2-$6 a pair, it's an inexpensive way to make an outfit look freshity-fresh. Take a look at six socks I bought for a grand total of less than $20.  

*One of life's great moral dilemmas.  
**cha-chinggggg.  I'm in the $$$.
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Penny loafers: the official shoe of debtbusting, shown here with neon argyle from The Gap.
  "A penny saved is a penny earned." -Benjamin Franklin  
"How many pennies could a penny loafer loaf if a penny loafer could loaf pennies?"
 -Trishawna Quincy
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Peep show...marled $ocks from Target.  
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Good as gold...metallic stripes from The Gap.
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 Party worthy...subtle metallic from Topshop.
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The only thing better than alphabet soup is an alphabet sock.
Delicious & nutritious $ocks by Forever 21.
How 'bout we all agree...I sock, you sock, we all sock.
With a few more months of tight budgets, that will be a pact I can take to the bank.
Triangle $ocks from Forever 21.

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