Things I Really Shouldn't Buy But, Hey, a Girl Can Dream, Right?

With the cultural phenomenon that is minimalism, we're taught to value quality over quantity, to only buy things that make us happy, and to focus on the practicality and beauty of the item when making a purchase. I'm all for that, but sometimes my imagination runs wild. Somehow, I've managed to justify the purchase of these items to myself somewhat, as they are all things that I would consider to be high quality, useful items. Practical in every sense, except for maybe the price tags. They're definitely "save up for a month or two (or three) before purchasing" type of items, and all things I could likely find cheaper alternatives for. But a girl can dream, right?

Gucci Logo Belt
Y'all, I don't know why this belt caught my eye but it totally has me going *heart eye emoji* over it. As pretty and as timeless as it is, I don't think it's really something I'd be down to pay almost $400 for, so I'll stick to cheaper alternatives without the Gucci label. Maybe someday if I win the lottery.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven in Honey
I can't tell you how long I've been searching for a Le Creuset Dutch Oven at a reasonable price. There's just something about cast iron cookware that can't be beat. As for the brand, it's really not that important to me, but since I've seen them at HomeGoods for a discounted price, I figure I'll wait it out and save up. Sadly, I've yet to set eyes on a yellow one on sale. It's my ultimate dream to find one dirt cheap at a thrift store, but I doubt that day will ever come. Never hurts to look though!

Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer
More yellow! DryBar has been on my radar since I bought their Lemon Drop brush a few months ago. No joke, that brush actually changed my life. I have fine, curly, tangly hair which is almost always a huge mess. The lemon drop brush swipes through it like a dream, and no more tangles! No exaggeration, if you have any ounce of struggle with your hair, you need that brush. As for the hair dryer, I'm gung-ho for buying it because somehow I don't own one. It's pure necessity!

iPad Mini 4
Does anyone actually truly need an iPad? I'd be inclined to say no, but how awesome would it be for traveling?! Blogging on the go? Watching Netflix at the gym? Browsing Pinterest recipes in the kitchen? I'm already convinced. But since I'll need to fork over the cash for a new laptop soon, I should probably forgo buying an iPad for now. Or I'll just bundle them as one big purchase and I'll pretend my bank account will never know the difference. But seriously, how cute is this case?

Stak Ceramic Phone Dock
I really don't need a hunk of porcelain to rest my phone upon while it charges at night, but I sure do think it looks pretty. It has a planter in it for Pete's sake! What's not to love? It's handmade so I'd be supporting an artist and it's got that sleek minimal vibe to it. I don't need it, but I'll probably buy it anyway.

By not buying these items I'm technically "saving" myself almost $1400. That really puts things into perspective, at least until I buy them anyway :P

What are you trying not to buy lately?

1 comment:

  1. The Le Creuset would be worth every penny! I'm all for minimalism too, but a practical, well made piece like that would last your lifetime, and I think that fits into the minimalism concept really well.


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