On Being Bougie

May 17, 2021 in


Happy New Week, Mes Amies! Did you all have a nice weekend?

I've been on a month's long journey of going through all of my belongings and ridding myself of at least half of it.

I don't DARE to even attempt to calculate out how much money I had spent on the items that I have donated, given away, sold.  #lessonlearned 

What I have noticed though is that there is a definite pattern as to what I do not get rid of. The things that I continue use, love and reach for again and again are ALWAYS my higher end items. 

What always gets the ax are the inexpensive impulse purchases.  Bags upon bags of clothes from "mall stores" have made their way to the donation bin. However, the little luxury items that I have saved up for, remain beloved and front and center in my closet.

The older I get , the more I am reminded that quality always trumps quantity.

I used to be of the mindset that said "I cannot spend that kind of money on a bag, shoes, sunglasses, etc".

Yet, I'd think nothing of spending a few hundred dollars at Target, Old Navy, etc. every month or so.

Now, I have less clutter and what I do have, I really love.
Take for instance take These Christian Louboutin Pumps I recently bought them. I LOVE them. They are all the nude pump I'll ever want or need.  The 8 other pairs of various nude pumps I had went off to the donation center and freed up lots of room in my closet. Aside from that, those red bottoms just seem so special. I'm excited when I put them on.

While I never have parted way with any of my luxury purchases , if I ever decided to these things all have a very high resale value. I could easily get most of my money back. The same thing cannot be said for most of the other things I've bought.

 Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying every purchase should be high-end. I'm not saying even 10% of purchases should be high-end.
Would I pay $200 for a basic white tee? Hell to the no. My tee shirts come in a 3 pack from the Target boy's section, they are prefect.
I'm just saying, don't be so quick to rule out saving for one night thing here and there. You might just be surprised at how much better you like 



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