Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Frivolous Spending: What I'm Not Buying.

If you come around here often, I'm sure you know that I'm living the "broke college life." I'll admit that I gripe about it quite a bit. It's still an adjustment for me to stick to a budget. Okay, I don't really have a budget; but I do keep track of my frivolous spending, and I've turned my weekly margaritas into more of a bi-weekly/monthly kind of that's a start?

[Throwback to when I spent $200 on new sunglasses for landing my first big girl job. Ohhh, the good ol' days. Also, back when crop tops were a thing...]

I keep a list of all my "not now, but someday"s, from clothing to sunglasses to coffee tables to protein cookies. It's probably a good thing that I don't have immediate access to any spare cash right now, because at this rate, it would be long gone anyway. 

Here's what I have my eye on as of late:

SugarBearHair Gummy hair vitamins | I've been seeing these all over Instagram, and I hate to fall into the trap, but I must say that I'm intrigued. Allegedly these little babies speed up hair growth, and overall make your hair stronger and shinier. You know, what any hair vitamin would claim to do. 

A new coffee table | We're currently sporting an antique from Walmart, originally valued at $20. Current value? Not applicable. With beige walls, a beige couch, and neutral throw pillows, it's safe to say that our living area is looking a little...well, beige. I'd love something classic looking, but bright, to spruce up the place! And maybe some new wall decor. And throw pillow covers. And shelving. 

Neutral Nikes | So, so frivolous because I already have 2 (okay 3, but only 2 I actually wear) pairs of Nikes, but I'm in desperate need of a neutral, go-with-anything kinda pair. Plus, Flyknits are my absolute favorite.

This shirt in every color | So comfy, so flattering, so simple; literally everything I've ever wanted in a shirt. I'm still trying to find my sense of fashion again, and I feel like this is definitely a staple.

Anthropologie | Yeah, nothing specific. Just the whole store. 

A new blog layout | Speaking of sprucing, my little corner of the internet could use a pick-me-up. One of these days, I'd like to get a new template. 

So yeah, not a whole lot...right? Somehow I managed to snag the title of "Employee of the Month" which got me a $100 Visa gift card + a $50 Visa gift card I received for a good shopper's report. Because most all of my money goes to rent, bills, and Target sprees, I'm thinking long and hard about what to splurge on. New clothes? Home decor? Buying Ryan 100 tacos? Decisions, decisions.

Are you saving up for anything lately? Or any frivolous purchases you're forcing yourself to avoid?



  1. Ugh yes! I used to have lists on lists of things I would want "someday, one day" - it's definitely a good detour from just buying and almost sets it as a goal. I'm with you on the neutral Nikes - I have leopard ones and a pair of pink ones. Good ole' black would be nice.

    1. Ahhh a leopard pair! I want. I feel like I just keep adding to my list of "someday, one day" and I don't even want to know where I would be financially if I just said screw it, I'll buy all the things!


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