Typically I am a pretty thrifty person who is uncomfortable with spending money. However, after being married for nearly 14 years to a man who has no trouble spending large amounts of money, I've come over to his side on a few things!
There are so many areas in which I don't mind one single bit at saving money.
Clothes - I wear clothes from Kohl's, Target, Old Navy, or any place where I can spend less than $30 for pants. However, I did make a conscious effort to look nicer for work last year and spent a bit of money at New York and Company buying nice outfits. But again, NY&C is not really high end. I like their stuff and it has lasted well over a year, but I'm not breaking the bank buying a pair of pants and a blouse.
Shoes - I've got lots of shoes, and most of them are from Payless Shoe Source. Well, my heels for work are from there. I will spend more on good running shoes. It's important to keep your feet happy.
Hair - I color my own hair with dye from a box. I go to the cheap hair cutting place at the strip mall to get trims.
Groceries - Wal Mart Neighborhood Market is where it's at! Especially with their Savings Catcher app. I let them comparison shop for me. We usually earn back $50 every six months or so!
Books - I love the online library borrowing system. I like to purchase my "make me better" books, but I'm all for reading fiction for free.
Gas - Costco gas cards all the way. Cheapest gas in town.
Exercise gear - Every time we go to Dick's Sporting Goods Store, I lust over the Calia line by Carrie Underwood. But I just cannot make myself buy a pair of leggins for $80. Not when I can get Champion brand leggings at Target for $20. This is a category where I just might swing to the other side...someday.
Exercise Bra - That being said, good support up top is of extreme importance (in my opinion) and I spend quite a bit on my Enell bra. Worth every penny. It's not that pretty, but it gets the job done.
Purse - I'm always buying cheaper purses at Kohl's and they are ripping within a year. My husband wants to buy me a nice expensive purse. We'll see. He believes you get what you pay for.
Bubble Bath - I LOVE LOVE LOVE my bubble baths. And I like lots of foam. I buy the 1/2 gallon size of bubble bath at Wal Mart for $3. I never feel guilty about dumping tons of suds in for a bath at that price.
Nails - I quit getting my nails done last year and switched over to polishing them myself. I like to splurge on OPI polish.
Makeup - I have a sun spot on my cheek that drives me bananas. In an effort to cover it up, I went to Ulta and the girl (with rhinestones glued to her eyelids) recommended IT makeup. Tried it. Love it. Worth it.
Exercise Bra - see above
Groceries - While I mainly shop at Wal Mart, lately we have been heading over to Trader Joe's for better quality meats and produce. They are pretty comparable in price, so it's not a huge over splurge.
See? I'm bad at the splurge side! It's okay because my husband will spoil me so I don't have to do it myself!