SHOP: Save or Splurge?

With an upcoming trip looming around the corners, I was forced to face a horrid fact:  my closet is falling apart.  And it’s not just the actual closet as in the house of my clothes; this includes clothing selection as well.  My closet and wardrobe badly need an upgrade.

I call it horrid because an upgrade means one more thing:  money.  Let’s face it — I don’t have much left.  This year being my travel year has really pushed the boundaries of my financial planning skills.  Plane fares, pocket money, luggage requirements (that are yet to be fulfilled), all on top of monthly dues and graduate school tuition fee, you can definitely call my pocket tired.

This spend/save guide from Cardigan Empire really puts a lot of things into perspective.  Normally, I would trot to the next weekend sale and just shop everything at half off (if not more), but knowing that some clothing items are more delicate than others, this is worth a look:

When to Save, When to Splurge

When to Save, When to Splurge

Don’t forget to click on the photo (or here) to read the detailed explanation as to how this chart came about.

This could not have come at a much better time!  So shall we shop then? :)