Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Because My Name is Not Kate
Well..I know some people scramble to buy anything and everything that has a "logo". I just have never really been into that. One reason..well..I am poor..haha..well..not poor..but all my money..as I have stated before... is tied up in either education or my business.
I know some people who buy this stuff just b/c so and so has it.. or for whatever reason it makes them feel better.
I tend to be in the middle on this. I CAN NOT bring myself to go to Walmart and buy clothing..but I will go to Target all day long. My favorite shop is J.Crew for clothes and Anthropology for all the fun linens and house trinkets. I could do serious damage in both of these stores. I love nice shoes and bags...like the rest of the female population.. I have a nice watch..and I am usually put together..however I buy cheap sun glasses...and have never bought a purse that costs over $200.00 for myself. I love a good bargain but am not cheap..my purchases do not define me.
When I was single I use to buy more for myself. I sometimes wonder why that was..maybe nobody was asking me what I bought and why. My nails were ALWAYS done.. I think it was me who changed...I had more goals..like saving for "our" house..or paying off my student loan. I don't know.
I undersand quality and have been "burned" on the occational "looks to good to be true" two for one. You know the..that "feels like cotton" shirt I had to have. But on the reverse..I have been in J.Crew and thought..friggin..$350 for a wool bag..are you kidding me..you know..or the designer label that washed up and feel apart.
I think I am saying part of me really turned practical..b/c at the end of the day my white Lacoste shirt went into the wash with all the towels..I made a mental note of it..and then come time for the dryer cycle to begin..the kids are fussing..the phone is ringing..and in goes the $80 shirt and it is now a 5T..and looks great on my daughter. Life changes.