I don't buy myself expensive, designer things people, I just don't. Heavily discounted designer things, sure. Full price, no way Jose'.
So when I do get something expensive and designer that is in season, the style that is the envy of all designer buyers, it's a big ol' deal. Like when Steve bought me this Coach purse for my 24th birthday. The man has good taste. I remember bringing it into work that day and being all bashful (yet bursting with excitement) that I had it...like I was doing something wrong. I had never had anything so expensive before. I got over it pretty quickly and used my Coach constantly for a very, very long time. There are currently a few purses in my collection that I rotate through frequently. But still, I love carrying this purse.
It makes me think about cost-per-wear, which is discussed a lot on fashion blogs. It's hard to know when you first get a thing what sort of role it will ultimately play the wardrobe. I've purchased pricier items thinking they would get so much use, yet for whatever reason, they don't. And sometimes the cheap thing that I pick up for a few bucks at the thrift store, figuring I might only wear it a limited amount of times, becomes a closet favorite.
Speaking of birthdays, I'm having a hard time acknowledging that I turn 28 on Monday. Yikes.