Hey everyone, ♡
Hope you are all doing really well and having a good week. Today’s blog post is going to be all about my views on budget or luxury, is it good to invest or just buy a cheapy that won’t last but is cheap to replace? The money can be spent on other things or not. Some of us rather spend the money and have it last, others would rather buy the cheaper version and just replace it a few times. I hope you enjoy this post and understand my views on budget or luxury and make sure to leave yours down in the comments below!
Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to purposely offend anyone with what I write in this post it is just my personal opinion and experience. Everyone can choose whatever they want to believe and do what they want. Enjoy the post
I don’t come from a very wealthy background, my mum is and always has been amazing. She has supported my brother and I on mainly one wage for our entire lives. Keeping a roof over our heads and food in our mouths. I think my views on budget and luxury are very clouded by my life experience so far. There is nothing wrong with not having much money and only being able to afford the cheapest items because that doesn’t make you a less worthy person then people with a full Gucci outfit. There is always pressure, especially with social media for everyone to have the best and to show it off. When actually none of that really matters. I do still drool over the fact of owning a Chanel handbag or Gucci trainers because I never had, but from experience, if I ever do get them it will feel amazing to buy them but then they will just be a bit meh after a few days, having them isn’t as great as you think it will be when you always want them.
Does it actually really matter what you choose? There are some great things you can get on a budget, that can look really expensive and wherever you buy your food, clothes, furniture etc shouldn’t matter anyway, as I did say there are some amazing things you can get if you look in the right places if you are on a budget. If you choose to buy more expensive things and decide to invest, that is totally okay as well. Sometimes the price does come with quality but not always, some things are expensive and totally crap or cheap and amazing! Let’s be honest lots of things are made in the same factory anyway with just different brands and prices stapled on them. You can get the exact same for £5 as you can get for £50 for some things. Also some things are ripping you off, others are actually worth the money. I guess it all comes down to how you view things, what your personal choices are and what you decide to spend or save your money on. What do you value as important and what do others? What would you invest in and what would others?
I have some lovely bits from Primark and H&M, but also I love my Hollister clothes. The price difference is steep, but I love the quality of all the clothes and I don’t mind what I wear or where I get it from. I am perfectly happy with my Primark jeans, but also my £40 Jasper Conran one from Debenhams are also lovely, I really couldn’t care less. Sometimes, people may judge me for choosing to wear cheaper clothes but you know what, it is my life and my body, I can choose to wear what I like and so what? It is not affecting your life so why do your care? Something, I really do have a soft spot for and what I do like to spend money on are shoes, specifically trainers. As a tall person, flat and comfy shoes are a definite must and I really love my spending more on shoes and I am so grateful to be able to do that. I am not going to lie, I am not so much of a fan of the high street shoes because I am fussy and they just don’t last. For me but id they work for you great, you buy whatever you want. I like my shoes to last and as my feet have stopped growing it is okay to spend money for them to last. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with people wearing whatever shoes or clothes they like, it is all about personal preference. You rock those primark shoes or gucci top? Do totally you!
To be honest, I don’t have a preference on budget or luxury, everyone should express themselves in whatever way they choose. People can splash the cash on whatever they like or not and being like me and coming from a poorer background is nothing to be ashamed of. Wearing cheap clothes is nothing to be ashamed of, be who you are and be product to be unique. If you like to invest in something, do it and if you don’t don’t. Life is for living, do what is right for you!
Have a lovely rest of your day!
Lots of love,