Those who know me well know I am always on the lookout for a good deal. I have been known to buy things not because they were needed, but rather because I could get them cheaply. I am the person who immediately heads to the back of the store to the sale racks. I know where all my local stores keep their clearance items. I even know the days the grocery stores are most likely to have discounted items. I have been known to call friends in my excitement at a good deal.
I like to say I'm frugal. That sounds so much better than "cheap," but the truth is I am at times... cheap. When I am complimented on an outfit, I can't just take the compliment and say thanks. I have to divulge every little detail about how I came about such a good deal and comment on how "frugal" I am. A good deal is often more important to me than style. This really hit home when a few weeks ago a very, very dear friend was shocked that I bought a pair of dress pants for, believe it or not, full price. They were the right color, they fit well, and I have worn said pair of pants probably 12 times this month. Sometimes it is worth it not to be... cheap.
That said, yesterday my daughters were decked out in new stripy shirts. I got them for a song on the clearance rack at Target (love that store's clearance racks). Every compliment I received about these cute shirts was met with, "You wouldn't believe the deal I got for them." So you can tell me how cute my little girls are, or compliment my frugality. Both will make my day.