1. Big Spender
Refinery29 interviews women about their splurges and what the most expensive piece of clothing they’ve purchased has been, and what they normally spend in fashion.
My most expensive splurge: $2984 for a vintage Chanel flap bag
What I could spend on clothing:
- Clothing: $400 max; but I did buy a skirt ONCE at almost $600 which was a ridiculous buy and never to be repeated again
- Jeans: $200 max (secondhand)
- Shoes: $400 max not just for designer heels, but for boots as well
- Coat: $2000 max because really nice coats aren’t cheap
- Jewellery: $400 max
These days I spend WAY under $500 for pieces, but I try not to even reach that (once it kisses $300 I am really hesitant). I am around the $20 – $100 range, and strictly secondhand pieces, which I find special and/or are designer. You can see all the things I’ve purchased here: What I bought.
I want this dress. I want this DRESS. It’s one shoulder, white, stunning, draped…. Someone stop me! Okay I will stop myself, but … I may buy it if there is an occasion I can come up with to wear it. It’s not work appropriate, nor for running errands… I need a cocktail or a wedding *side eye*
Inside Dita von Teese’s home.… Love peeks into people’s homes. I secretly covet her vintage/retro wardrobe because they’re so BEAUTIFUL and ridiculously expensive pieces (I would know, I have tried to search out the same pieces and got sticker shock, even secondhand).
I bit the bullet, and splurged on these strappy leather Satira sandals from one of my favourite sandal brands Ancient Greek Sandals and I am in love. Pure. Love. I spent, but I am very happy.
Love these articles – Women share how much money they have in the bank. I am SUPER voyeuristic on what people have in terms of assets, by age, etc. Obviously am obsessed about it because I am into money, and I like seeing where people think they should put their money as well.
If you’re curious about my current numbers, I do budget roundups monthly here.
This wide, stitched belt is on my list for the next style of belt to buy. I love a sleek corset belt that isn’t a real corset! They go fantastically well over high-waisted, gorgeous skirts like this one.
I never NOT return something because I am lazy, so this article about not returning items, sort of boggles my mind.
I may not return something and may keep it because the cost to ship it back is prohibitive versus just keeping it, reselling it, etc. But if I work out the cost, and think: $14 to ship back something to get back $36, means I still get back $22 in my pocket and I don’t have this bulky item sitting around I won’t use… I’ll do it. Even if I am out $14 at the end of the transactions.
But free returns? Bye bye Item.
I love All Saints sweaters, and this wrap is no different.. AND ON SALE!