We all have ’em. That one category of items we have a weakness for. The one department/store our spouse has to drag us by to avoid spending endless hours poring over the inventory.
Shoes used to be my indulgence. The higher the heel the better. I used to put them in clear plastic shoe boxes that could be stacked to the ceiling in my closet. This was, obviously before I *ruined* my feet wearing ridiculously high heeled uncomfortable footwear. I wore high heels to school for 20+ years. Suffice it to say, I can no longer wear pretty, whimsical spike heels.
My love affair with shoes died a slow mournful death as a result.
I have a friend who buys belts by the dozens. Seriously, she has a closet full of them. I can’t understand that indulgence since I can’t stand wearing anything that constricts in any way. But to each their own. At least I’ve never known a belt to cripple their owner so they could barely walk.
Winter coats are another weakness of mine. Maybe it’s the amount of time we spend in them in Iowa but I have at least a dozen. That can’t really be labeled an indulgence, I don’t think, because they’re so dang useful in Iowa winters. If you have to freeze, look good doing it, right?
Books have been a lifelong indulgence and will always continue to be. There’s something so gratifying about buying reading material that I know is going to give me hours of pleasure. It’s also something my family has never quite understood. I’ve actually had my kids try to distract me in a mall when we’re walking by a bookstore so I won’t linger inside it for hours.
But my biggest guilty weakness has always been jewelry. The real stuff 🙂 I’m like a homing pigeon. I can walk into a jewelry store and walk directly to the most expensive item in the place. It’s a gift 🙂 And I absolutely can’t walk past the stores without going inside. I’ve got the ‘walk’ perfected…I’m able to enter the store, peruse every single case and head out again in under two minutes. Unless of course, something catches my eye!
Something caught my eye, and my wallet when we were in NYC. But I really needed that diamond bangle bracelet. Really! My wrist was so…naked without it!
What’s your indulgence? Do you feel guilty buying it? What’s the one item you can’t seem to resist?