How Do You Invest?

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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.

Miss BB

*Brought to you by Alexander Lewis

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  1. Becky
    13 May, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    A classic Chanel bag is a good investment, it will never go out of style and it will always be worth a lot of money if you fall on hard times. Yes it’s just a bag but it’s a bag that many are willing to pay a lot of money for. You’d never get nearly as much back for a second hand pair of shoes.

  2. 13 May, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I so know what you mean! I would LOVE a Gucci Craft tote and once had the money ready but panicked at the last minute too.
    I now have a little boy and mortgage so cannot justify such a lavish purchase – but I still dream about that bag 🙂

  3. 13 May, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    Hello, Miss BB! I totally understand this whole saving-for-something-awesome struggle. I am a poor college student and my parents advise against working during the school year so once the summer comes, I try to work at least 40 hours a week to save up. I am trying to decide on one big ticket item that I will save up for this summer, since I put the rest of my money in savings. I am thinking of a trip to NYC to visit a friend. Last year it was a Clarisonic!

    SimplySkinDeepBeauty.blogspot.com

  4. 13 May, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Totally agree why do we work just to pay bills and get nothing in return? I’m heading to London for the first time next month and I’m planning on getting myself a nice little purchase (: x

  5. 13 May, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    I’m the same, I find it hard to justify expensive selfish purchases, but I saved up and bought the Neverfull GM in 2011 and it was probably the best thing I did. Surprisingly even full the straps are comfy and using it around 4 days a week it’s still in perfect condition. If you save again I’d definitely say go for it because it will last you forever! I’ve lost count of the amount of primark bags I’ve chucked since buying it because they’ve broken.
    Sam x

  6. 14 May, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    I am afraid I don’t have the budget to splurge on designer items. Yet 😉 I hope that one day I will be able to invest in designer pieces.

  7. Tina
    14 May, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Regarding those things we long to have,try to save for and still never get to buy.I have had a wish list for yonks.The black large flap chanel handbag.Alexander MQueen skull scarf. (I have the loubotin shoes).A classic designer never dates mackintosh.And many more I cant mention here.
    I feel guilty being so greedy, and end up buying my partner something from Boss lol.

  8. Ella
    15 May, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    On the rare occasion that I do actually splurge on something, I’m definitely a bags girl! I actually only own a couple of bags, which is why I’d prefer to splash cash on something I’ll wear most days.

  9. 18 May, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    I felt exactly the same just before I bought my iMac. I’d been saving up for it for ages, then chickened out at the last moment as I just couldn’t justify the cost. But then a couple of months ago I really started thinking about it again and realised I might as well enjoy some of the money I work so hard for! I still had most of the money in my savings account and decided to bite the bullet. I’m so glad I did! Sometimes you just have to treat yourself 🙂

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