Things I Want But Do Not Buy

I’ve been trying to be more thoughtful about spending money lately. My current student loan debt has been bugging me more than usual and I’ve been wanting to try to throw more money at that problem and not doing as much online shopping seems to be a good way to make that happen.

(Side note – I have zero regret about my student loans. I wouldn’t have my current job without having gone to grad school. I’m just sort of exhausted by the fact that I’ve been paying them for what feels like forever and I’m currently scheduled to make my last loan payment the April that my son graduates from high school. That timing is…. not ideal).

Mostly trying not to shop so much is going fine. There really isn’t a lot that I actually need. But I can’t stop looking at these things, so I’m going to share them with you and maybe that will scratch the itch a bit:

This backpack: I do not need a new backpack. I have a perfectly good backpack. But this one is so pretty and I love the pattern so much (I would also like that for a tile backsplash in my fictional dream home). I keep imagining myself wearing this while I ride my bike to a coffee shop this summer. In this vision, I also have really cute denim short overalls on because apparently it is 1994.

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These shoes: Ugh. I love this color so much and the cheerful little stripe on the back. And my friend’s who have Rothy’s rave about them. But they are so pricey and I have wide and picky feet so I’m so hesitant to pull the trigger. Yes, they can be returned if they don’t fit but I don’t need that kind of hassle in my life.

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This Lego set: We have so many Legos. SO. MANY. LEGOS. And I have many Harry Potter Lego sets. So we really don’t need a $400 (!) set. But my heart wants it. It would make my Harry Potter Lego collection complete. But $400 actual human dollars is A LOT.

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This dress: After a deep closet purge last weekend, I still have at least 10 sleeveless dresses. So, again, I don’t need more. Plus, I worry that there would be a cleavage situation in this dress (I don’t do cleavage at work). But this is so summery and cute.

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Snacks: I was having to order some snacks at work and came across these snack variety boxes on Amazon. They now follow me around the internet. I 100% want these because my childhood self would have found the idea of 50 snacks coming through the mail to be the absolute height of luxury.

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(Final note: there are no affiliate links here. I get nothing if you click on anything. But if you buy that dress, please tell me how adorable you look in it, okay?)

One thought on “Things I Want But Do Not Buy

  1. Swistle says:

    Oh my gosh, now I want all these things, too.

    I have put the snack box in my cart, because I am absolutely sending that to my college students next year. And maybe to myself for my birthday.

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