How much would you pay for…

This winter coat hunt has got me thinking about my personal price ceilings for items.

So I just wanted to know how much would you be comfortable paying for:

  • A purse?
  • A winter jacket?
  • A pair of boots?
  • A dressy (but not formal) dress?

Mine are (all before tax):

  • Purse: $200
  • Winter Jacket: $400
  • A pair of boots: $300
  • A casual but not formal dress: $200

*Of course, everything has an exception, but it depends on the situation. These are my general limits.

I feel as though my limits have gone up over the years ever since I got out of debt.

Now that I am buying less, I am not necessarily spending very much less (in total) than what I did before.

I am just buying in a higher quality, being pickier about my choices and buying for the long-term (at least 10 years).

It isn’t just because I’m out of debt that I am doing this, I think it comes with my move towards minimalism and just.. getting older.

With that being said, I am definitely happier with what I have. I just have to remember to stop making impulse purchases, like buying a cute yellow top just because I saw it on sale for $10.

What about you? Have your spending habits changed over the years?


About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.