ok. this is super silly. i just need some re-assuring. i have admired LVs in general and speedies in particular for about a year or so now...the shape is so perfect for me. i finally gave up trying to find a similar shape in lower-end brands and started saving up for one. now that i have all the money together, i am planning to go on friday. over the last couple of days i've told a few people how excited i am, and most of them have been discouraging. i trust these people's opinions, but they have different priorities on spending fun money than i do. i admire designer things. it is what it is. i don't really want gadgets and electronics like hubby, i don't buy spendy guns like my brother, and i don't have a gardening or decorating obsession like my coworkers and my mom (who also has a thriving eBay habit). the only people who understand are my sister and a good friend who both love designer things too...but even they think it's a little expensive for a bag. :suspiciou while my hubby and i are not rich by any stretch of the imagination, we are doing very well for our age imho. no credit debt, good credit scores, savings, etc. i am proud of us. however, i am starting to feel bad for wanting to spend more money on a purse than i do for rent each month...the rent on our little house is a *steal* but it's the principle of the thing... :shame: the money is saved. we have a rainy day fund. there is nothing else i would buy with it, essential or frivolous (except maybe my wisdom teeth coming out, but i am putting that off on purpose :suspiciou ). hubby says its fine to spend that money because it came out of my extras budget to do with as i please and i made the sacrifices each month to make sure there was some left over(ie didn't buy new makeup that i wanted or didn't get my nails done etc)...but he does not agree with spending that much on a bag, esp. when i tend to change my mind often. he keeps bringing up the KS sam bag that i wanted for SO long, but once i got it i carried it for less than a year because it didn't work for me (my stuff kept tipping over and falling out of the open top...that and carrying that bag made me realize i don't like shoulder bags.) i've experimented enough with cheap bags since then to know what i do and don't like. argh. i think i just need someone to tell me i've thought this through rationally and i'm not crazy. :suspiciou i don't think the people in my real life are capable of saying that because to them spending that kind of money on a bag when you can get a fake one for 20 bucks is completely irrational on so many levels.