I look like I am sleeping in all my pictures today, and I pretty much was. I am starting the day with a double dose of caffeine in the form of a Red Thunder (Aldi’s version of sugar free Red Bull) and a Diet Dr. Pepper. I have had a raging case of insomnia for…oh ever. At least a year. I wake up around 3 AM and am awake until about 6:45 AM and then my alarm goes off at 7:40 AM. I don’t drink caffeine after noon most days, only if I am absolutely desperate or it’s the weekend. So it’s not that. I’m 99.99% sure it’s just a nasty combo of stress and anxiety, but who knows!
Today is sort of an ode to things I couldn’t REALLY afford, but bought anyway, and ended up really redeeming themselves in the cost per wear category.
I bought that dress for my birthday dinner this year, and while it was only about 18 bucks, I really couldn’t afford it at the time. It turned out to be a great “investment” though. I’ve gotten tons more wear out of it than I could have guessed. Speaking of 18 dollar dresses. A good indication that your dress was only 18 dollars? A super uneven hem. A good indication that you don’t even CARE? You are me.
Of course that Wendy B piece wasn’t cheap! I did sell stuff to raise the money, but honestly the smart thing to do would have been to sell the stuff and keep the money. But the joy that piece brings me was worth both the things I sold to get it, and the money I should have saved. I will have it forever and consider it both a signature and go-to piece. It makes any outfit extraordinary as soon as I put it on.
I’ve had these awhile and when I got them I paid full price for them from a Victoria’s Secret catalog. I mean, really? Who does that? I mean, you know like 99% of that stuff is going to go on sale, but you know what? I watched and I never saw these on sale so I win. My instinct was right. And if you did see them on sale keep it to yourself, and allow me my belief in my small victory. I cannot imagine my summer wardrobe without these sandals. I wear them all the time. They are flattering, slightly edgy and really well made. And comfortable, which in the end, is what matters most!~
What are some things you maybe should not have bought, but did? Did they work out? Do you have treasures you couldn’t really afford but bought anyway?
Bracelet, I am too lazy to look it up, but some online store I was largely disappointed with.
Sandals, Victoria’s Secret
Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace, Wendy Brandes