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Reader Question: Spending on Items vs. Experiences

Today’s post is answering a question from a sweet reader, Sylvia:

Hi Katherine, can you share what you can disclose about how much you spend on experiences (travel, activities) versus clothes and fashion? Do you wish you spent more on one or another?

I thought this was a fairly easy to answer question… and I found the answer pretty quickly, too. It just took some digging around in my “annual reports” from American Express and Visa, and I got my answer. My spend on travel (which is where I spend the bulk of my “experience” money), versus clothes/accessories? Almost 50%, exactly.

Combining my two favorite interests - travel (in Paris) with shopping (of the window variety, at the Hermes flagship)

Combining my two favorite interests – travel (in Paris) with shopping (of the window variety, at the Hermes flagship)

I was surprised that it was such an even split, but wasn’t surprised by the fact that the two were close. They’re my two biggest frivolous expenses…yes, more than food! Amazing! Continue Reading

I much preferred it when it was Victoria Beckham...
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Reader Question: Wearing “Popular” Items

This week’s reader question is from the very stylish “ZZ”: Dear Katherine: I was wondering what your thoughts were on those very trendy items that seem to come up all the same time when celebrities, bloggers, reality stars wearing them, like…

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Reader Question: Selling Designer Items

Today I will be answering a reader question that I’ve received quite a few times, about selling used (or new) designer items. I’m sure we’ve all regretted a purchase before (if you haven’t, then you are a style genius…

Too much Hermes...or not enough? It's all relative!
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Reader Question: Limiting Purchases

Today I will be giving my best attempt at answering a reader question. This time, it’s from the lovely Lynette, who posted a question that I thought was very interesting and definitely worthy of some thought: Do you have…