I am a bargain hunter. Upon entering any store, I head straight to the back, to the clearance rack, towards the sale signs, often with coupons in hand. I rarely spend more than $40 on any one item, and my favorite number is 10. I think ten dollars is the perfect amount to pay for almost any article of clothing.
This philosophy does not, however, mean that I buy only cheap crap from Wal*Mart (or as I prefer, The-Store-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named) Nor do I refrain from the occasional splurge on an item that is worth every cent. I'm just very conscious of what I buy, from where, and when.
Because I love clothes, and I love fashion, and I love shopping - and I don't want to go broke because of that!