It’s a sickness.
(the desire never ends)
(the desire never ends)
Thank you, and yes. I can definitely recognise the purchases I might regret so I'm fairly restrained for most part. I think I'm not too worried as the resell value of LV is pretty good so you're not going to be left with things you can't ever sell, should you really need to get funds for other important things. I'm a collector and novelty seeker at heart so I've accepted that this is how I am but it's good to know I'm not aloneIt's not WRONG but if you're buying out of boredom, impulse, "might as well," etc you may come to regret it later. I find this to be especially true if I buy a bunch of same-brand or similar style things in one go... you feel the frenzy in the moment but a year later you might be onto something else and wish you had just spent that money elsewhere instead. Just my thoughts.
Thanks! I so want to be happy with what I've got, but I know I can be equally happy with what I've got *and* new acquisitions! I'm hoping the obsession settles down this year lolI'm trying to be happy with what I've got. I love my collection, but I do sometimes go through periods of wanting more! The rational side of me knows that I have more than enough, and that sometimes I don't even use a lot of my items as often as I should (realistically, I could majorly downsize and keep just my most used pieces) but I do love everything in my current collection. The not so rational, LV-obsessed and collector side of me says "you can never have too much". It's a constant battle!
Yes I think I'm good with the large/medium bag now as I've finally found the ones I love and find useful. I can't see myself wanting a new bigger bag for a while, as long as we're not likely to travel for a while. It's now the smaller, casual bags that I can't seem to stop at one. Having said that, there's nothing wrong with having a few to select from and I'm fairly sure the mad buying will ease later this year lolI try to only add one bag a year because I do have more than I can use, especially working from home now.
Absolutely, and not preachy at all! I'm super grateful for everything that is good and well in my world but I think that's a great thing to keep in mind the next time I get the urge to spend. I also think you're spot on in that my love of luxe is an outlet. I've had some anxious moments over the last year and having something fun and happy to focus has been invaluable. Just finding that moderation I guess with anythingI think practicing gratitude aids us in managing our consumption habits. While that isn't to say that you do not practice gratitude, it is so easy to get caught up in the hunt instead of recognizing how lucky we are to even be able to discuss purchasing more luxury items while people are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the pandemic. I saw a provincially-based survey and 52 percent of people said that if they had $200 less in their accounts they wouldn't be able to pay their bills. When I look at my items, I feel an immense sense of pride for the work that I've done and how blessed I am to have these gorgeous, frivilous items in my home. I hope I didn't come off as preachy but these are important issues to stress.
It isn't bad to want more luxury items - in fact, I hope that you are able to continue to purchase them as they make you happy. Our happiness is # 1.
Yes to this. I think moving forwards I'll be treating myself to a major purchase for special occasions. At the moment I feel like I'm playing catch up in a way so buying whatever I want without much though. I should mention though that the majority of my purchases are second-hand items so not exactly on my way to being a Very Important Client at my local LV quite yet. Here's to travelling again!I think luxury items - whatever they may be - should tie into some special occasion/moment in your life and not just purchasing for the whim or current trends. I do hope to pass on some stuff to my kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews in the future (First born grandson is going to get a lovely Tiffany engagement ring )
Yay so glad to hear you have found some purse peace, for now!! Japan was my last big trip in 2018. I so miss traveling! Make sure you go outside of Tokyo to Kyoto and/or Osaka as well. I found the hustle and bustle of Tokyo was a little too much for me - I liked things at a slower pace.I think my next big new purchase will be when we can finally travel again and visit Tokyo. Hoping that coincides with a milestone birthday
Thanks again and happy LV'ing!
Oh mine too! It's been 3 years this week for me *cries* I do love other parts of Japan but Tokyo has my heart. I lived there for a few years when I was much younger (not sure why I didn't buy LVs then!) but I think the next trip deserves a trip down to Kyoto for sureYay so glad to hear you have found some purse peace, for now!! Japan was my last big trip in 2018. I so miss traveling! Make sure you go outside of Tokyo to Kyoto and/or Osaka as well. I found the hustle and bustle of Tokyo was a little too much for me - I liked things at a slower pace.