Suit Up!

Neil Patrick Harris

We’ve talked a bit about that “I don’t belong here” feeling, and the best way to overcome it is to look like you belong there. The way to do that is simply to dress the part. After having made several dubious fashion choices in the past (including a cordury suit *shudder*), I’ve finally learned how to do it, and I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned.

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That “I Don’t Belong Here” Feeling

Art Deco Ball

The first time you go to a black-tie affair, especially if you’re there on a freebie, because of a barter or because you did volunteer work or because you’re somebody’s guest, you may feel awkward and out of place. You’re not used to dressing up; you may be embarrassed that your car isn’t as new or upscale as the other guests; you may worry that your clothes aren’t fancy designer labels or the height of fashion. That’s normal. Don’t let it stop you.

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It Helps to be Handy

flea market

The first Sunday of the month usually finds us at our favorite flea market, but this month we took a break. We hit a lot of thrift stores during the past four weeks and found many great clothes, so I decided to spend the amount of time I would typically spend browsing and shopping a the flea market, on mending clothes and repairing jewelry.

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Theaters, Concerts and Movies

Apollo Theater

We really enjoy going out to an evening of theater or music. Some of these can get quite pricey, especially things like a major symphony orchestra or theatrical production, but it’s worth saving up to do it.

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Getting started

Welcome to our blog! We’re going to be talking about how ordinary people making an average income can enjoy things, experiences and events that most people think of as expensive luxuries. We hope you enjoy it. Comments comments

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