Let’s talk about big purchases. I’m not talking about buying a house, or a car, or any other BIG purchase you might be thinking of. I’m talking about treating yourself to something you wouldn’t normally buy. Whether it’s a bag, shoes, jacket, etc. We all deserve to treat ourselves every once in a while.
Last year I bought a pair of sandals, they were $100. Some people might think that’s a lot, some people might spend more. To me, this was a lot to spend on a pair of sandals! Before I insert a photo, I apologize for the condition of them. I wear them ALL the time and they aren’t available online anymore so this is the only photo I have for you!
I’m going to start off by saying these sandals are absolutely the best $100 I have ever spent. I wear them at least 2-3 times a week in the spring/summer and they are the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned. With that being said, usually more expensive items are higher quality. But be careful, not all high end or pricey brands have the best quality. These, however, I can confirm are worth the money. This is so important to consider, if you spend good money on something it should last you awhile! I’m talking it should last you years, not months.
When considering a big purchase like this, there are a few questions I ask myself:
- Do I LOVE it?
- Don’t spend the money on something you don’t absolutely without a doubt love
- Will I use/wear this often?
- Is this item something you like and will use/wear once? Or something you’ll use/wear time and time again?
- Do I NEED it?
- Always a valid question even with smaller purchases! For me, more often than not the answer is no (do I buy it anyways? Of course!)
- Can I afford this?
- Don’t buy something outrageously expensive that is out of your financial reach
- Does the quality match the price?
- Super important!!! If the quality sucks, you definitely don’t want to waste your money on it. If you’re ordering online make sure to read reviews and check the return policy of the store
- Is this an impulse purchase?
- HAHA majority of my purchases are impulse, anyone else?
These are a few things to consider when making a big purchase, you probably have your own requirements too. I think these are a good base line to work from.
The whole point of this post is to reassure you that it’s OK to buy yourself nice things sometimes (or all the time I don’t judge). I have worn these sandals countless times and are my favorite pair that I own. I would say that my investment has more than paid off!
So, if there is something you have been wanting, do your research and go for it! You won’t regret it 🙂