Greetings and thank you for visiting! I am currently working on a $50.00 Simple Wedding Gown Challenge. My goal is to stay at or under $50.00 (before taxes) and assuming people have the basic supplies – scissor, sewing machine, thread/needle, glue gun/glue sticks, iron, and a measuring tape. However, my true goal is to inspire you to get creative. Below is the tentative budget breakdown:
$10.00 Hair Adornment/Jewelry
$25.00 Dress (not including undergarments:)
The budget breakdown may change but the goal is to stay at or under $50.00 for the Greek-inspired Wedding Attire.
Well, this past Saturday I took a Faith Finances class through our Marriage Ministry Program (Thank you to my dear friends Hang D. for the opportunity and Dr. Jerri V for introducing me to all this:) Ever since my husband went back to school, I have taken a more active role in our Family Finances and it has become a BIG interest of mine. Hopefully, if God-willing, I can one day help Newly Engaged Couples and the Newlyweds on Family Finances. Sorry for the little side track, but how does that tie into the $50.00 Wedding Gown Challenge you may ask? Well first off, in between the class sessions, I went shoe shopping and second, it is about budgeting. So……feel free to join me
In between my class sessions and after the class, I visited a few big box stores where the chances of finding a pair of $15.00 shoes were high. Because I had a fixed time frame between class sessions, I was determined not to get sidetracked like I normally would:) ok I admit it, I did get side tracked a few times….but that is what happens when I walk into a Target or Walmart:) lol! But in all seriousness, almost every store I visited had shoes for sale under $15.00. I believe the sales are due to retail shops preparing for the fall/winter season so they are trying to get rid of their spring/summer items. Ladies, I hit all the CLEARANCE shoe sections.
When shoe shopping, I wanted something with a heel, something comfortable, and something I can refashion if needed. So here is the adventure…
Target…nothing. So I scanned the home decor section and sauntered by the office supplies and then the jewelry department…focus Ann!
Kohl’s…I don’t usually shop here but I was glad I walked in that day. I asked a worker where the shoes were and walked straight to the clearance section. Because I am short, I stood on my tippy toes to briskly scan the shoes on the higher rack. Finally, I spotted something decent.
The shoe had a heel. It had a soft padding in the shoe for comfort. It was re-fashionable. It had a subtle metallic gold to it. And the exciting part…it was $12.99! I was smiling all the way to the register because I found decent shoes in the price range I was looking for:)
And if that wasn’t enough to smile about, when I got to the register, the Sales Associate told me there was an additional 25% off sale that day….AND on top of that, she gave me a Friends and Family Discount. WHAT?!?! I was elated and full of giddiness. I told her that I had to take a picture of the register screen so you can see. The Sales Associate laughed at me but that’s okay, I was beaming with happiness and and having so much fun:) Now I am really excited for this project and how it is slowly turning out. Guys, the deals are out there!!!! I guess I never thought it would be like this but it’s out there!!!!
So here are the shoes ready to be restyled when the time comes. I am still working on the Hair Adornment Tutorial.
$7.79 before taxes for shoes. Wow, now that’s what I call a deal! Well, stay tuned for more of the challenge:) Do you have any tips for shoe shopping and getting great deals? Feel free to share:)
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Thanks for visiting!