Recently I was stalking a friend of mine and found myself thinking, “I need a leather jacket.” She’s wearing one in a few of her pictures and it looks quite lovely.
My next thought was, “Need? You need a leather jacket? Seriously? Who are you?”
My financial situation has been pretty precarious for the past few years. Details are irrelevant, but I never really felt like I was in a place where I could make wishlists or buy things, unless I would use them to death. But now, inshaallah, I might just be in a place where I can purchase a few things that I just want for the sake of wanting… This summer, for example, I took advantage of cheaper American prices and bought five dresses. Five new dresses! All within a few months! And two of them were only slightly on sale! (As opposed to my usual tactic of only buying super clearance.)
But for the sake of consumerism, here is my current wishlist: leather jacket, black and white striped shirt, new cute tank tops, comfortable heels, black fancy sandals, layering necklaces, tote bag, hamper, nice spare set of sheets, second chair for bedroom, small plant, artwork for walls (or canvases and paint), garlic press….
And I could probably go on if I thought about it any longer. Someone please slap the consumerism out of me!