I thought I was the Queen of returns … Every year I ask Tim if he wants to go Christmas Shopping with me and he says, “The first time or the second time?” Because I return everything and start over :)
Tell Me What Do You Splurge On?May 15, 2014
As I was doing laundry tonight I laughed at myself because I cut my dryer sheets in half. Yes you read that right. I mean dryer sheets are right up there with detergent, why are they so dang expensive?? Whenever I go home I
steal my mother stocks me up with laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Swiffer cleaners. Mark rolls his eyes every time and tells me I’m a grown woman with a job and I should not be plundering my parent’s house like a pirate.
My mother is totally on my side she always tells him it’s because I have “storage issues” in my house aka my condo is the size of your kitchen probably. Anyways, it got me to thinking about the total ironic nature of the situation. Especially now that I have reigned in any frivolous spending so I can turn around and write soul crushing checks to Wedding vendors over the next year.
For example. I cut my dryer sheets in half to save on the box but I will buy $80 workout pants and not bat an eyelash. I mean it hurts when I see my credit card statement but I ration it that they are for work and I will really use them. On the flip side, ones from Target would get the job done but they don’t have the cute extra fabric that pull over my feet now do they?
I refuse to spend over $30 dollars for casual dresses and tops because with stores like F21, ASOS, and Target who make such affordable and trendy pieces. I can’t fathom dropping randomly $200 on a shift dress. In case you missed it here were my affordable Spring & Summer Dress posts here and here.
With that said I will spend $200 (on sale) on Designer ballet flats because I am on my feet all day seeing patients and I might as well do it in cute comfortable shoes.
Also, if shoes hurt. Nope. Never again. I am getting too dang old to suffer in anything but comfort for my feet. Like these Toms Ballet flats.
So comfortable and way cuter than the originals if you ask me. I have put serious miles on mine walking around various cities and never one blister or pinched toe. You would not regret these I promise I pretty much live in them.
I use to think that the only bathing suit line that existed was Vix. I mean C’Mon there is not even enough fabric to justify that price! I can buy like 10 Target ones for the price of that one and be set for the entire season!
If something isn’t on sale at my grocery store Publix or if it’s not BOGO (buy one get one free) yup that purchase can wait.
I’m not going to lie sometimes after a big purchase I immediately get buyers remorse/guilt.
With that said, I am the Queen of returns and selling things on Ebay. Oh you didn’t like those chips from Costco…take them back! That foundation from Sephora that who knows where the receipt is….store credit??? Fine by me! Once a month I round up things I haven’t worn, worn enough of, or didn’t like and do a massive return day.
$300 booties not a chance
However, $100 spin shoes….I mean I need the shoes that clip in to get the best workout!
Sometimes I just say screw it.
I work ridiculously hard and I can’t be buried with it. So buy those sunglasses rock them like you are a celebrity dodging that paparazzi.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not promoting like this kind of behavior
but isn’t this really the truth?
It all really boils down to want vs need. I don’t need anything like seriously but wanting is a whole different story! How do you cope with the wants vs needs?
I mean the list could go on and on. So my question for you is what do you save on and what do you splurge on? I’m so interested to know about all the deals out there and what you drop the big bucks on! Time to spill!!
Don’t forget to link up with me tomorrow for the Friday Favorites! Tell me about all your favorite musings from the week! xoxoxo