Friday, June 4, 2010
When I first read this article saying that the average woman wears over $1400 in clothes a day, I did not believe it. There's no way I'm wearing over a grand! I'm cheap! Whenever I read fashion magazines and they say what a good deal a $130 blouse is, I flinch. I'm an Idaho girl. I value quality, but I'm also pretty frugal.
But breaking down my daily wardrobe, I guess the $1400 is fairly close.
This is what am wearing today:
$8 tee shirt
$1000-$6000 in jewelry depending on which rings I wear.
Total: $1207 - $7207
Obviously, the bulk of the expense is in jewelry. I have two very lovely diamond rings. I wear at least one of them every day. They will be the rings I wear for my entire life. So they will always be the thing that pushes my daily outfit into that staggering figure.
When I look at the figures provided, my clothing average is less. I've never owned a $150 hand bag. But that's not to say I never will. I've learned that $15 purses don't last six months, and if an $150 purse would last several years, that would be worth it. I'm not totally cheap. :) Just usually : P
So how much are you wearing today?
P.S. Before you think my taste in gold and diamonds is disgustingly extravagant, I must say that I obtained all my jewelry with the exception of my enagagement and wedding rings when I worked at a jewelry store during college and got everything for at least half price. I quoted their retail value above, but I didn't pay that much.