Frugal Friday: $30 challengeJune 4th, 2010 | 14 comments
Runway show and frantic last-minute shopping …just another Friday at the office!
Stemming from a conversation of frugal finds, the $30 challenge was born. The rules were as follows:
- Budget of $30 before tax for a complete look.
- Must be separates. Top, bottom AND shoes. No dresses allowed.
- No gifts allowed. Must be purchased from a store.
- And most importantly, must be wearable in public!
Though I’m always on the hunt for bargains, it wasn’t easy to find a complete look for $30. I was done by Wednesday and spent most of Thursday trash talking since everyone else was still completing their look. Some had yet to even buy any items! I told them heifers they might as well stay home since I was pretty confident… until Friday rolled around and I saw that I had some stiff competition.
Here’s a couple pics from the walk off that went down last Friday. Strutting our stuff on our makeshift runway, we tried to convince the judges and woo the audience with our $30 point of view.
I tried to win them over with enthusiasm as you can see by my crazy expression.
Rose was the only person to attempt pants but alas, she went over budget. However, we let her walk the runway with her shoes.
Aileen wowed the judges with a demo. The top went from halter to tube top. No extra points if a boob popped out during the demo though. It’s not that kind of competition.
Jeanette showed off her price tags since she was “strongly advised” to participate and planned to return her purchases after the competition. We talked her into keeping the items (and I scored the flip flops off of her!)
Sandra, who was also forced into participating, surprised us with taking the time to add extra flair by adding a blue ribbon onto the hat herself to up the ante!
Here’s the breakdown.
HILARY: Double-sun-casual: Two looks, one day.
Without the sweater to catch some rays or with the
sweater for a quick lunch on the patio with girlfriends.
ME: Sassy in the city: Shoulder comes out after 5pm!
ROSE: Joe Fresh casual day look
AILEEN: Lunch at the Golf Club
JEANETTE: “My flip flops don’t match my outfit, but they were only $2!”
SANDRA: Sandy (at the) Beach
After much deliberation… the judges came back with their descision. And the winner is….
Sandra wins honorable mention.
Total cost for 6 Fabulous & Frugal outfits: $166.98
Having a runway show in the middle of a workday: Priceless.
Thanks for the fun ladies!!!
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