Is there anyone like me out there???

Twinklette

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Well I am realizing I have NO problem spending $$$ on bags but when it comes to clothes/shoes, etc. I balk at spending even $40 on a pair of pants or top. That is insane considering the $ I spend on bags without even blinking an eye.

I've never been much of a clothes/shoe person and maybe that's why. I just love my bags and feel they pull my outfit together. I tend to like simplicity in my clothes and really don't follow trends.

is anyone else like me or am I the only :weird: one??? lol
 

ranskimmie

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Twinklette said:
Well I am realizing I have NO problem spending $$$ on bags but when it comes to clothes/shoes, etc. I balk at spending even $40 on a pair of pants or top. That is insane considering the $ I spend on bags without even blinking an eye.

I've never been much of a clothes/shoe person and maybe that's why. I just love my bags and feel they pull my outfit together. I tend to like simplicity in my clothes and really don't follow trends.

is anyone else like me or am I the only :weird: one??? lol
You have just described me to a ~T~ word for word. Your definetely not the only one!!
 

IntlSet

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I can't spend money on basics... I get all my James Perse tees on sale, all my miniskirts are from Abercrombie. I get almost all of my shoes (designer or not) on sale. I will shell out a good deal of money on a dress, though.
 

amanda

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i'm the same way - to me, the bags are a durable piece and can be used every day for years if i choose, but i might only wear a t or a pair of pants for a few months, maybe once a week at most. it just doesn't make as much sense to me to spend any money on them.
 

SuLi

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I started off like that, but I realize more and more, I'm buying nicer pieces because I like the quality. My overall look is very basic, so I figure if I spend a bit of money, I'll get my money's worth since I'll be wearing it for a long time. Plus, I spend less in the long-run because I don't really buy too much trendy clothing.
 

Noriko

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For me $400 is my cap on shoes, not because I can't afford higher priced shoes but because I can't fathom spending a lot of money on something I can't baby. Shoes get dirty/screwed up the moment you step outside :sad:
 

pursegalsf

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NO, you're not alone Twinklette. I don't spend a lot of money on clothes and they don't have to be designer. I figure as long as I have a great handbag it will compensate for my not so expensive clothes. :lol:
 

helenNZ

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i'm a bit of both - if thats allowed!!! i'll totally fork out thousands for a great bag and it wouldn't matter and for clothes i would spend at least $200 - $400 - in a season on certain pieces eg/ winter coat, boots... :shame:
 
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I agree with you 100%. I can't justify or rationalize speding $200 on jeans or other clothing items. It's just denim!! I will occasoinally spluge on shoes though. If they are on sale of course;)
 

Kat

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Although I have quite a few pairs of shoes and boots I'm really not a shoe person. I have so many because they all hurt my feet. I won't wear them again so I go out and buy a different pair. I HATE spending money on shoes. I find boots more comfortable so although I don't enjoy spending money on boots it doesn't put me in a bad mood like when I have to lay out cash for shoes. HATE shoes!!! Also, I wear either a 5-1/2 or 6 depending on the brand/style and it's hard to find attractive shoes in this size. I guess 7 and 8 are more popular sizes.
 

edsbgrl

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Can't say that I'm like you Twinklette. History shows I spend $$$ on various things. Bags do tend to be the biggest tags though when excluding cars, homes and the like.
 

Redd

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Like Mariesmist said, they key is balance. I've been known to get the 99 cent tissues (rather than the $2.49 Puffs). But dammit- if I want to spend $1000 on a bag I'll do it!! :smile:
 

bagnshoofetish

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I spend the most on bags and shoes. Dresses come next. Then regular clothing. My husband loves buying vintage clothes but I just can't get myself to wear someone elses clothes.
Gives me the creeps!:oh:
 

Megs

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I have found myself spending a lot on clothes also, but never shoes. I'm huge into jeans now and always have been in other clothing. But at least I can say I've never spent exorbitant amounts on shoes!!