However, I found out today that my friends are also beginning to use me as a "Shopping Benchmark". For example, my friend Lynette said she had fallen in love with a Chanel ring. Unsure of whether $6,000 was too much in the middle of a global economic crisis, she said to herself "Well, if Lisa can justify the Roberto Cavalli jacket, then this is fine."
In my book, if it's Chanel, then don't even ASK. As I continue to reinforce with the b/f, Chanel is an "appreciating asset". (It's my asset and I appreciate it).