Splurge or Save?

By Brook

Mar 04, 2016

The first month with a new Sugar Daddy has passed and you finally got your allowance. You’ve been dreaming of this moment, having all this cash in your hands… You’ve been thinking, plotting, window-shopping, and searching high and low online to figure out what you’d buy first.

Louboutin So Kate’s, a Givenchy Antigona, a Balenciaga City… Maybe even some Chanel Espadrilles and that gorgeous Agent Provocateur bikini! I’ve done it before, I’ve spent most of my money within hours and trust me when I tell you that you don’t want to be the girl with a nice bag and no money in it. So what items should you splurge on, and which should you try to find a less pricey version of? Let’s get into whether to splurge or save.

Shoes

When it comes to shoes, I can tell you first-hand that Loubs should not be on your priority list. Yes, I know, they’re beautiful. They’re also extremely uncomfortable and some are tough to walk in! Splurging on a pair of shoes is fine, but do some research and try to find a pair that will be versatile (a nude or black colour is the best choice) and most importantly, comfortable.

I only suggest spending a lot on shoes if you’ve kept them on at the store for at least 20-30 minutes and still find them extremely comfortable. Don’t forget, if you’re about to spend around $800 or more on shoes, the sales woman won’t mind you prancing around for an hour in them. I find really nice and comfortable heels at Zara for around $100 and they always reflect the current style so maybe checking that out is a good idea before splurging.

Lingerie

Save on most, splurge on one or two sets. You wear bras and underwear every day, so wearing AP and La Perla every day of your life is probably not going to happen. Let’s not forget that Victoria’s Secret (and La Senza if you live in Canada) has really nice basics and lingerie. Go to Agent Provocateur when they’re having sales because it goes up to 75 percent off.

Bags

A nice designer bag can go anywhere from $1000 to tens of thousands of dollars. A nice bag is an investment. Try to put part of your allowance away every month and after a few months, splurge on a nice bag! Also remember that you can find seasonal styles at stores like Zara and H&M, so when splurging, go for a more classic piece that is timeless and won’t go out of style in a couple months.

Clothes

When it comes to clothing, I DEFINITELY say save. The only thing you should splurge on is a good pair of jeans, maybe ACNE or Rag & Bone. Try to stay in the $200-350 range for jeans. For the rest, my ultimate is Zara or Express because you can find seasonal pieces and simple timeless pieces there for a decent price. H&M is also great, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and many more places. You don’t need designer pieces to look good; it’s all about how you put it all together.

Accessories

This is the only time I think splurging is a good idea, but again, within reason. Sunglasses and jewelry are things I like to splurge on because they make your outfit go up a notch. Think of a cute pair of booties, black skinny jeans, a loose, silky, tank top, and a cute leather jacket paired with Dior Sunglasses, Dior tribal earrings, and a classic YSL clutch. You don’t need to splurge on this type of thing if you prefer switching it up every day and going for more trendy pieces, but if you like simple and elegant pieces, splurging on them can make you feel like a million bucks every day.
All in all, we can say that it’s best to only splurge on items that won’t be going out of style any time soon and save on the seasonal pieces that follow trends. By doing this, your wallet will thank you and you’ll be able to have a lot more options in your closet when choosing an outfit for your next date!