Francis + Benedict exists to empower and equip skilled Togolese seamstresses by providing them with dignified and sustainable employment. Skirts made for others. Enjoyed by us. For the good of many. I mean if you aren’t in love with what they are doing, wait until you see their skirts, I’m sure you’ll change your mind!
TO SPLURGE OR NOT TO SPLURGE THAT IS THE QUESTION
This applies to everything, home decor, makeup, food, etc.
I always get questioned on my buying and spending habits. For those of you who know me personally know that I like nice things just like the next person but I always make sure I weight out my options. When it comes to things like bags, if I know that the bag will never be marked down more then 30% i.e. a bag from Tory Burch, I might buy it. It all depends on this. Will you carry 400 dollars worth of that bag or are you just buying it because its the “it” thing at them moment? That’s one thing that I try not to do, buy things just because everyone else has it.
It also comes down to what is important in your life. If you think spending $1,000 on a bag will get you somewhere in life then do it. It’s all about personal preference and what makes you happy. But don’t buy a $1,000 bag to prove that you can but it when you need to be spending that money on important things like books for school, bills, GAS etc. Save up for the bag that you want or set a goal for it. If I do well this semester I will treat myself to a new bag. You should do well every semester but this will be that little extra push you’ll need to keep going.
If you can’t wait for that or you are horrible at saving money try finding an inspired bag until you can save for the real thing. Most of the time the inspired bags look better then the real ones. Take the Celine Phantom for example. I believe that is a $2,000 bag but since its so popular everyone is making a dupe of it, so it’ll be easy to find.
Shopping at consignment shops is also another great option. You’ll be able to find the brand that you are looking for and you’ll get it for a steal. Everyone doesn’t have the mentality of saving for something that they want or waiting for it to be marked down. Lets face it, its a good habit to practice because that bag you just bought for $1000 could’ve went to your car payment and now your car is being repossessed, but GIRRRRRL at least you’ll look cute walking home with your new bag!
Do you get what I’m saying?
Follow up post:
- What exactly should I splurge on?
- What I splurged on for CHSFW
Until Next Time