Wasted on the label

I bought a pair of Christian Lacroix sunglasses yesterday that I had had my eyes on for quite some time. While I love them, they were 225 euros, which equates to about 350 dollars. I spent 350 dollars on a pair of sunglasses, and yet I know I wouldn’t have been satisfied with a pair that looked exactly the same without the label. But why? Is it society’s hold on me that keeps me from appreciating the cheaper versions of that which we produce? Or was I born shallow, inevitably walking this earth with a deep need to clothe myself in thousand-dollar garments. I can’t explain it, and it only makes it worse the guilt I feel after buying the overpriced clothing. I’m never satisfied with my wardrobe, but I hate spending money.. so it’s a never-ending cycle of madness.

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