Sticking to a budget and being a responsible human being? Sometimes difficult—especially when you work in fashion and spend a not-so-insignificant portion of your workday scanning your favorite retailers' new-in sections in search of (often fabulously extravagant) pieces from emerging brands that are about to blow up.
You can start the day with the best of intentions (and even ask your co-workers to hide your credit cards from you—true story), but by 3:37 p.m., after one too many cups of (likely Postmated) coffee, you find yourself crafting a really well-reasoned argument as to why that wildly impractical It bag you've got in your cart is the definition of a solid investment that will definitely, definitely be worth the credit card bill you're about to run up.
If that's you (I mean, obviously I'm not speaking from personal experience here), I implore you to A) take a deep breath, B) visit our sister site MyDomaine for plenty of budgeting advice, and C) bookmark this story for a less guilt-inducing experience next time the shopping bug begins to eat at you. Below, I've rounded up 27 picks that ring in under $15 (which seems like a reasonable total, unless you go wild and add too many to cart).