I love luxury. But hate paying for it. When shopping for clothes, I try and grab designer fashion from sample sales, or discount racks, then blend them out with a jacket from Target. As long as people start thinking you the type to pay for designer crap, when you feature a K-Mart couture shirt, they'll wonder in amazement, "Where'd you get that?"
When I eat out, I don't like to pay the full price for designer meals. I make my own. But when I'm sick of looking at the dirty dishes in the sink I click onto Restaurant.com. You can search your zip code, then check out its 1000's of haute cuisine spots. AND you'll buy discounted gift certificates. For example:
Get into it. You can get a $100 dinner for $40. And you get gift certificate so you won't have to drop a coupon
and get accused of being a cheapskate. You'll simply look like you were
VERY good for Christmas this year.