So this week, I had $40 in free money left, plus $15 for this week in ban money.  I didn’t do too much shopping since it was right before the holidays, but I had some good finds on Ebay.  I’ve mentioned before that free money is money without restrictions, while ban money can only be spent on second-hand, handmade or vintage.  Here’s what I did with my free money this week:

Tsubo Acreas  $35 on Ebay

I love it when a pair of shoes that I have been coveting suddenly shows up at an awesome price on Ebay.  I’ve been craving some Acreas for awhile now, and I’ve also been wanting to fill the gap of a nice pair of red pumps in my shoe wardrobe.  These babies fulfill both, and they still leave me with $5 in free money left.  I used that $5 to buy a leather belt that accepts interchangable buckles.  Why did I buy that?  Because I won this:

That’s right, a John Fluevog belt buckle.  Village Shoes was having a contest on their blog, and I won!  I got this belt buckle, some shoe goodies, alpaca gloves (which I unfortunately can’t wear since I’m allergic.  Look for a giveaway soon.)  Oh, and this scarf.  In super awesome soft cashmere.  Thanks Village Shoes!

As far as ban money goes, I bought a slightly used teal American Apparel tank top on Ebay for $9.  It’s in the wash right now, so I haven’t had a change to take pictures.  I’ve got $6 left in ban money for this week, and no free money left.  I’ll leave you with some lovely Christmas goodies I got yesterday:

A gift card to Fossil from the fam, and an adorable crane game/ toy grabber/ teddy picker necklace from Etsy.  My boyfriend got me that one, because he knows how much I love to play crane games :)

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4 Comments

  1. Posted December 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Oooh! Great Tsubo and Fluevog finds! I’m envious!

  2. Posted December 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    tsubo for $35 on ebay — how cool is that?!!! congrats on your prizes, diana. :)

  3. Denise
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Yay for Village Shoes in Ashland!

  4. Posted December 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I am so loving that belt buckle! The shoes are beautiful too.