I love to shop...and really shop, as I look around quite a bit before I buy. Knowing what you want and sticking to whatever your budget allows is an art form that I feel I've perfected over the years. How about you? Thrifty truly can look elegant and I feel that if I've mastered anything (besides photography:-) that might be my calling.
A great way to save on seasonal items is to shop for them after the season is over and the stores mark down inventory in hopes of a sell out.