Now you know I am a budget queen when it comes to beauty and fashion but we all love a splurge now and then. I am frugal because I do not have the disposable income to justify a designer purchase.. if I did I know just what I would buy… my wishlist has been solid for some years. A pair of classic Louboutins, a Chanel bag and a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. A couple of years ago I managed to save the cash for the LV, I had it in my hands but when push came to shove I just couldn’t do it. It’s a totally selfish purchase and given that I was just about to go on maternity leave I had no idea when I would be able to save that money again. To this day I wish I’d bought the bag, I have no idea what I did with the savings and whatever it was I have nothing to show for it now where I could have had one of my ‘dream items’. I’m never one to encourage overspending (total lie) but I say if there’s something you really want and you can save for it then you get it.. we spend so much time at work earning that money why not buy something that will make you happy? It’s frivolous and entirely materialistic to say a designer bag could give you joy but I know how it would make me feel every time I wore it and my guess is I’m not alone. So where do you ‘invest’ your money? We just finished saving for a car and are allowing ourselves a few months ‘off’ before we start saving for a holiday.. I’m thinking in that time I might make a little purchase for myself.
Those of you who buy designer, do you invest in clothing like this gorgeous woven skirt from Alexander Lewis? Or accessories like the Chanel or the famous red soles? I think what put me off the Neverfull in the end was that it was such a lot of money for a canvas bag.. it’s not leather, I could tell that it would hurt my shoulder with the tiny straps but godammit I still want one and it hurts that it was once so close to being mine! Maybe I’ll never be able to justify a huge purchase just for me.. but then I probably spend thousands on lipsticks.
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