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To spend a bit too much money on looking good-?

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poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 20:49:49

I feel a bit guilty.

I don't buy designer as I am on benefits but I saw a lovely coat today in New Look. It's a real cheapy and only cost 30 quid but rent is due and I should have spent it on something more sensible.

I have always been the type of girl who would rather but a pair of shoes than a driving lesson for eg.

When I was single without kids I spent far too much money on fashion.

I'm not big into makeup but I love protect and perfect.

I also get highlights which are very cheap from my home visiting hairdresser. she charges 30 quid for cut and colour but if I was being really frugal I would cut and colour it myself!

Now I can't go mad but I hate not looking good.
I do spend money on dds wardrobe too by the way.

I know I am being silly but I need to stop the guilt.

poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 20:50:28

Mabe I don't look good as I can't afford Boden etc!

cupofteaplease Fri 23-Oct-09 20:52:02

Can you pay the rent, or did you spend the rent money on the coat? I think that is the big difference!

TanyaBranning Fri 23-Oct-09 20:54:52

I wouldnt spend my mortgage money on clothes (!), but I do splurge on stuff I cant really afford quite a bit and have always got a credit card bubbling away (eek), which I use almost entirely for clothes. I work full time at the moment and need to look good for work. No alternative.

poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 20:55:55

I can pay the rent but it will be tight!

I will have enough food.

i am being a bit silly. I didn't impulse buy either. i put it back for a day and thought about it.

poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 20:56:43

I think that it is good for my self esteem!

artlesschaos Fri 23-Oct-09 22:18:49

Don't see the problem. I gave up fags when pregnant with DC1....they are almost 3 now and I'm still spending £20 a month on fricking nicorette as we are pretty skint THAT is stupid and selfish. blush

artlesschaos Fri 23-Oct-09 22:19:33

At least a coat is useful and keeps you warm.

poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 22:21:39

Thats what I thought and as I don't drink any more or do anything fun and wild I might aswell splurge.

Thanks for easing the guilt.

SixtyFootGhoul Fri 23-Oct-09 22:22:57

If you have no other coats then 30 quid for a coat is OK
If you already have coats and money is tight I would get something cheaper o treat yourself with

hanaboo Fri 23-Oct-09 23:14:46

artlesschaos, you're addicted to inhalators grin

hanaboo Fri 23-Oct-09 23:16:54

oh, and op, yabu for reminding me i should be feeling guilty about the jeans i just bought... i had managed to banish all guilt until now

poshsinglemum Fri 23-Oct-09 23:36:11

I already have coats. I have a thing about them. Theyve taken over from the shoes.

witcheseve Fri 23-Oct-09 23:46:00

A bit of common sense, you pay for the roof over your head first, then food on the table, then buy the coat.

I'm a bit of a coat person myself, bought a lovely dark purple three quarter mac from new look recently. £28 quid. It looks great. I know my limitations so spend on outerwear. Don't get my nails done, minimal amount spent on make-up but always wear it.

Hmm poshsinglemum wish I'd thought of that name. grin

artlesschaos Sat 24-Oct-09 22:17:34

Yup. Addicted to nicotine inhalators. Although I make one last all day now...still.
I am trying to wean my toddler off her dummy yet still have my own white, plastic "comforter" in my pocket.
I can see the irony. blush

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