Just returned from a fabulous long weekend visiting a good friend and her fiance in L.A. I was worried about maintaining my Discountess-ness while there, and it turns out I was right to stress. Here’s my current state of affairs:
1. Shopping budget – blown. Even with the money I saved from not heating or ACing my house this month, it’s all gone.
2. Food and Drink Budget – teetering on the brink. I have about $60 left, which anyone in DC will tell you is about 3 glasses of wine until the end of the month. Sad.
3. Transportation budget – blown. That included a $40 parking stint at Dulles airport, which was the cheapest option I might add!
The good news is that I had an awesome time. My friends and I cruised Manhattan Beach and saw all the surfers. I scored this awesome pair of earrings at a local boutique called BLVD. See below.
We also went to this adorable bookstore (like, the old-fashioned kind that has real books and is not hosted online). And, my life will be forever changed by the discount fish tacos at this place!
I’m deeming this a cultural/vacation success, but a budgetary failure. I have 6 more days in the month, but they include a visiting friend this weekend, a Halloween party (costume needed!), and two outings for drinks with friends. We’ll see if my bank account makes it.
Here is where you need to go for FREE costume ideas. http://theglitterguide.com/2012/10/11/5-easy-diy-halloween-costumes/
Good thoughts! I love the idea of shopping in my closet for halloween.