Friday, February 13, 2009
I bought this Gianni Bini bag for $7 at the Salvation Army back when I was still looking for my perfect every day bag. I was never thrilled with it, I don't know, too plain and Walmart-ish, you know? Still, it's neutral colored and leather so, why not? I gave it a shot. Unfortunately, it's too small (won't hold a water bottle).
I never should have bought it. I was hesitant, but I just really needed an every day bag. Sigh~ Oh well. From the Salvation Army it came, back to Salvation Army it shall go. As for the wasted $7, well, I'll think of it as a charitable donation.
Speaking of which... I budget a small amount every month to give to charity. Is it wrong to spend that money at thrift stores? One one hand, thrift stores are charities, right? On the other hand, I'm not forking over the money for charitable reasons, it's for stuff- cute, cute, nice, cheap stuff. I just feel like money set aside for a specific purpose should only be used that for that purpose. Then again, I go over my budget all the time so, clearly, money set aside for specific purpose (like savings) is going for other uses. Still, it kind of feels like I'm stealing from the other charities by dipping into my charity budget to buy cheap books and cute vintage purses.