I’ve never been inside Barney’s in my life, but I decided to use a gift certificate I’d received to this store as an excuse to update my style. I mean, I can’t wear Forever 21 outfits for the rest of my life!
I took my time browsing through all the different designers’ items, feeling like a kid playing dress up with her grandmother’s most expensive jewels—I was afraid to touch anything! That is, until I found one dress that I really, really loved and looked at the price tag: A hefty $2,800. Who was I kidding? Even if I were the richest woman in the world, I’d never fork over that much cash for a single piece of clothing.
So I high-tailed it over to H&M, dove into the racks, and walked out with the cutest forest green mini dress only $29 poorer—and feeling no guilt.