Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Girlynomics Part deux

images from the wonderful Delicious Industries


In fact girlynomics is guilt free as long as you are in credit. Credit, therein lies the but. When there is a shift in income and expenditure your buying power is reduced. If your mortgage or rent is increased, if food costs more and petrol prices remain high; you need to make some changes or revisions. Something has to give. This calls for harnessing the power of girlynomics with a dash of good old fashioned make do and mend. Make do and mend is another ingredient in the girlynomics monetary bible. It gives you an opportunity to make savings to gain treats. The difference between girlynomics make do and mend and frugulism is, although you might have to be creative and you might have to make an effort with your money; you don’t have to deny yourself.

Take a small example, a £7.99 pair of faux leopard peep toe flats in H&M. You want these, well revise your lunchtime budget or coffee habit and you free up the money to buy the flats. Alternatively you can walk away and still save the money to add to your pot towards a bigger slice of fashion fun!

Three times this week I've tried something on and got the fab feeling but have stepped away every time as I'm saving my money for the Autumn. You can look at the blogosphere to get inspiration and try out a similar look with your own items. Being creative saves pennies(cents) which creates pounds(dollars).

Come on add your tips to encourage a girlynomics mindset.


  1. Hi there-Well, you know my tip Kate-THRIFTING!!

  2. I agree - charity shops are the way formward! you can shop to your heart's content without breaking the bank.

    Psychologically, I also class charity shopping as donating the charity rather than spending money on clothes - so it makes me feel doubly good - I have a clothes budget approachinbg zero most months (meaning I can splurge when I do buy new) and I'm making the world a better place.

  3. It's like you crawled inside my brain and scooped up all the internal shopping-bargaining I do with myself, Kate.

    If only I could think more big picture and pass up those flats for something really valuable.

  4. Bonjour ! first time i come across your blog, and im gonna visit it now :)
    well if you wanna be inspired by my collages/Scrapbook, come and take a cup of inspiration tea on Boubouteatime :)
    a bientot!
    Boubouteatime xx

  5. For this reason, I don;t own ANY credit cards (anymore....).


  6. Kate you're back and I didn't even notice! VERY glad to read your words of wisdom again!


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