And only a bit guilt inducing. Here is my tale of splurging. Note to guys – they were fairly girly splurges, so this may not interest you.
The first splurge was a pedicure. Now, I went for the basic pedicure instead of the spa one, but it still ran me 35.00 dollars. I know there are plenty of Wagjag, Groupon, etc options for these, but I ended up booking it on rather short notice. A friend of mine who lives far away was only in town for a few days, and she really wanted to get a pedicure and catch up. So, I just booked it at the spa by me, and didn’t worry too much about trying to hunt around to get a deal. It was more important to me to go somewhere I liked and knew we could chat (they have 2 pedicure chairs, side by side), than save some money. And now my toe nails are lovely purply pink, with just a touch of sparkle to them.
The second splurge was a dress. I did try several second hand shops while looking for dresses, but I only managed to find one. So I hit Winners last week and found this awesome blue dress. It wasn’t crazy expensive, but it wasn’t bargain bin either. And I’ll have to pay to have it tailored because it doesn’t fit right across the shoulders. However – it makes me feel like I stepped out of Mad Men. And that makes it *so* worth it.
I don’t spend a lot on clothes, but I’m still trying to justify the cost to myself. However, I’ve already taken it in to get it tailored, so it’s not like I can take it back now.
What do you splurge on? Do you feel guilty when you splurge? Even if you actually needed the item?