I’ve had the privilege at certain times to be able to splurge on some fun things, and I have been given some pretty nice things as well, mostly by my husband. And when I say he has given them to me, I mean I email him exactly what I want and he gets it and I act all surprised when I get it. It’s the key to marriage happiness, I think. That and separate bathrooms(!)
For most things I have to say I almost always enjoy finding the cheaper item. Trendier items that I know will be out of style in a season are on that cheaper list, as is anything I can get at Target. I find I can almost always find something for less at a cheap chic chain store and I enjoy the hunt, so to speak. I’m rarely disappointed if I buy a $5 boyfriend tee (in XL for the slouch factor), because inevitably I’ll spill something on it and have to buy a new one. I would feel way too guilty if it cost more than $20 or so, because the odds of me ruining it are pretty good.
Then there are certain times of the year, say my birthday and Christmas, where I get to pick out something sort of extravagant for myself. I tend to pick out great bags, because I think you can never go wrong with an investment bag. I also really enjoy a nice watch, as they look great on and I don’t typically wear a trendier watch. Give me a large, bare faced, boyfriend style watch and I will wear it to death. The same can be said for my Hunter rain boots, Chinese Laundry black flats, and Sam Edelman ankle boots. I find these styles above go with everything and make all outfits better, so why not splurge?
One last thing that I really love to save on are faux diamond rings. I have a real diamond wedding set, but I rarely wear it because I really like to play around with my rings. (Some people find this weird, is it?) I have a ton of different sets from QVC that I mix and match a lot and it’s pretty fun. This black and white one is my current favorite. It’s the right amount of flashy and edgy, in my opinion.
Tell me, what kinds of things to you like to splurge and save on?
P.S. Speaking of splurging, I’m thinking of saving my blog income and buying the Madewell Transport Tote for Summer. Thoughts?
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