Went out yesterday with friends and while waiting for a table to be available for dinner, we popped into Zara, and in about 15 minutes, I tried on a blouse and bought it. Nicely made and added the touch of flou into my closet I wanted, and fits my cheapskate criteria that tops shouldn't have to cost more than S$50.
I wondered why I was shopping - this is my third purchase of January, the sixth since the last week of December - when my company has announced "belt-tightening" measures which means fiscally, it will be a more challenging year ahead.
The only answer I can think of is not a reassuring or responsible one; it's because I have always been a "have more, spend more" and "have less, spend less" type, and as my income dips and rises so will my spending. I will adjust to prevailing conditions rather than properly plan ahead for expected conditions.
Am I too old to be spending like this? (I do have a fixed monthly savings plan and I saved my last year's bonus...?)
Photographer: Annabel Mehran
Image from Annabel Mehran