Today I bought something that I don’t need, but I’ve wanted it for a really, really long time.
Today I bought a pair of Hunter rain boots and a pair of black cable cuffed welly socks to go with them.
Total damage? $173.25
Worth it? Totally.
I have been coveting a pair of Hunter boots since I saw them all over the streets of NYC two years ago. I just haven’t been able to bring myself to pull the trigger until today. But I planned for it. I knew that this would be the month for me to order a pair of these beauties and I’m ready to make sacrifices for the rest of the month to accommodate them.
I could have purchased a pair of cheap Target knock-offs (I am so not disparaging Target – I buy clothes there all the time) but in this case I wanted the real thing, and I knew that nothing would satisfy except the real thing.
And herein lies the beauty of personal finance – it’s ok to want things, and it’s ok to buy the things you want, even if there’s a cheaper alternative. The key is to set priorities then scrimp in some areas to afford the things you really want. I’m already planning to skip my usual Friday dinner out this week to offset some of the cost of this purchase, as well as move my Saturday movie night to Sunday afternoon (matinee prices, what’s up?!!) – and I’m happy to do so. (It also doesn’t hurt that I made some chili that is the BOMB that I can eat tomorrow night…but that’s another story 🙂
What I’m saying is, this was a splurge, but I’m not regretting it at all. What have you splurged on recently?