Tuesday, January 22, 2008

You Look Marvelous

OK folks, Bankrupt Betty is here to tell you, It's OK to spend some money on personal care and clothes. Reading a number of blogs the past couple days I have this sense that those of us in the PF blog sphere are feeling less than marvelous this month. Dare I say we are feeling a bit Frumpy? But you are afraid that by purchasing some new clothes or treating yourself to a decent haircut, your budget will be blown to bits or your goals set back months, no years, gasp horror!

And you want to replace parts of your outdated, outgrown, shabby wardrobe and you don't want to shop at Goodwill. I don't want to get cranky with you all, but if your jeans are too small or threadbare and your undergarments have lost all elastic, PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME NEW CLOTHES, GET A DECENT HAIRCUT**

Folks, it's ok to want a new pair of pants, get a decent haircut, get some new shoes.-GO SHOPPING * I'm giving you permission to buy a new pair of pants or shirt or two. It's really OK, you will look better and then you will feel better.

To quote Billy Crystal as Fernando, "It's not how you feel, it's how you look". Enjoy the Video.

*Just do it in moderation :), there are some decent sales on at the shops and you can find good stuff at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Macy's.

** A good haircut can make you feel like a millon bucks


Ms. M&P said...

I agree. I try to spend something on myself every month. I get a haircut, or a piece of makeup, or some clothes--but never the same all in one month!

CindyS said...

I was just telling my friend the other day that I felt so guilty for getting a haircut. It's amazing how conscious you get of the little things.

Thanks for your comments and support on my own financial crisis. It's good to know there is life afterwards.

I don't think that CCCC would do me much good. Part of the problem with negotiating with the credit card company is that I am not bringing home enough money right now to pay the essentials... home, heat, groceries and gas to go to work. There is nothing left over to send to anyone. Hopefully that will change but I don't think it's going to change in time.

I will check into it though.

On My Way said...

Thanks for the reminder. This is an area I sometimes forget about, or just plain feel guilty about. How can I justify spending money on a hair cut or new clothes for work (or ones that fit for play!) when I am struggling financially. But the reality is, when I slack on my appearance, I feel worse about things and even my work goes downhill. Can't afford to lose the job!