I’m well recognized as a woman who likes simple, mostly neutral things, and is frugal (husband says “cheapskate”). I like to buy most everything – save for underwear – at a thrift or resale store. I have no trouble spending ridiculous amounts on wine in New York City, and we eat out multiple times a week, and Sandy has a really nice French horn. So we are not poor. But I have an allergy to spending big bunches of money on clothes and accessories. It makes me itchy, truth.
Beauty does attract me – and everyone – and sometimes, beauty and super-high price do intersect (hello, Liz Taylor’s jewelry). It’s always a personal decision to spring for something original and beautiful, like a painting or fine wine, or be happy with a substitute. No one else can tell you which “beauty” will spark joy in you, just like you have to choose your own fragrances and husbands.
Here are some items I find of great beauty, and what I will probably buy instead:
When you meet up with beauty, is cost a major factor?
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