I believe in being totally honest, and that Facebook, Pinterest and blogs have created this false reality where J Crew flats in 5 different colors and endless pairs of $200 colored skinny jeans are totally normal. And they really aren't.
Yes, I have a great job. It allows me to help provide for my family, save some money, and spend some when I want to. But I sometimes have a hard time spending it. Especially on myself. These days I find myself with very little time to shop (where bargain shopping used to be my hobby, b/c I had nothing but time to troll Marshall's and Nordstrom Rack). And when I do go shopping, I find myself not wanting to spend more than $40 on ANYTHING, including like shoes. I almost never shop in the regular priced section of a store, instead I go straight to the sales rack.
Which leaves me today wearing some crappy $20 black skinny jeans from Marshall's that I hate when I really wanted the $160 Citizens ones that would have fit better and lasted much longer. But I am cheap, so I didn't buy them.
what I wished I looked like at home in comfy clothes - from one of my fav bloggers C Style
I mean, I spend most of my time in work clothes (don't get my started on how old some of them are) and at home in PJs so I have a hard time justifying cute casual clothes. But on the 2 occasions a month I want to look cute and casual I feel like my crap from Old Navy is just that, crap. It fit great when I tried it on, but morphed in the wash. Yes, the $60 plaid shirt from J Crew would have looked better than the $20 Old Navy version. But I bought the cheap-o one.
So that is my random rant. Does anyone else have a hard time spending money on themselves? Are you envious of the friends you see on Facebook wearing a super cute outfit? Do you ever wonder how they afford to buy all that stuff?? And when they have time to shop??