I have also been trying to only purchase things I really love. While an excellent idea in theory, I feel that it has gotten out of hand recently. I put off purchases for long periods of time because the thing I’m buying needs to be ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
When I do purchase something it is usually more expensive. I talked myself into buying a $425 vintage dresser a few months ago. I actually went for the $125 West Elm area rug and, I kid you not, curtains that were originally $85 a panel (in my defense I thought that “a panel” meant enough to cover a window. BUT NO.) A friend told me recently that this is a trait of Tauruses. This has become my excuse.