I purchased a Michael Kors red Hamilton tote bag.

No, my financial situation has not changed. I am still penniless. So how did I manage to purchase a $358.00 #MichaelKors #totebag?

With my credit card.

Yeah I know. Totally irresponsible.

How many times have I written how irresponsible it would be to risk my credit in order to obtain material things that I do not really need?

But I woke up the other day feeling seriously frustrated about my circumstances. And after doing some thinking, I realized I only have one life to live. And since it seems the gods have no intention of ever fixing it so I will be able to afford to buy something nice for myself from time to time as a reward for all my hard work, I decided to stop worrying about my credit and buy myself a Michael Kors red Hamilton tote bag.

The Michael Kors red Hamilton tote bag isn’t even an expensive bag when you consider the price of bags from brands like Chanel and Celine (and let’s not even get started on Hermes). But it’s still super expensive for me. This bag has been on my wishlist for a minute. And when I saw that it was on sale at Macy’s I made the impulsive (defiant?) decision to go ahead and buy it.

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Of course you can’t really call it impulse shopping when you buy something online because you have enough time from clicking add to cart to clicking the final order button for reason to kick in. But I refused to listen to the voice in my head that was telling me I was about to do something utterly and unforgivably stupid. And I went ahead and completed the order.

And the bag arrived today.

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So how do I feel now that I’ve purchased my first kinda sorta expensive even though cheap by comparison to other brands designer bag?

To be 100% honest, I feel like I’ve done something stupid and unnecessary.

The bag is nice. I definitely like it. But I can’t claim to really need it. And I’ve been working hard at getting my credit card balance down. So sabotaging that in order to have a bag I don’t need wasn’t very smart.

And while the bag is gorgeous, I don’t feel any extra excitement to have it. It’s still just a bag. So I’m seriously thinking I’m going to have to send it back and wait until I can actually afford it to buy it again. We’ll see what happens over the next few days.


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Buying a $300 bag is empowering and liberating?

I do have to say, even if I do decide to return the bag, I’m glad that I bought it. I’ve been wavering back and forth for so long. I feel somehow empowered and liberated by having gone ahead and made the purchase.

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