This last year I have been mega broke. I understand that these things are all relative and I am very lucky and lots of people would love to be in my position but things have been tight. I have had negative disposable income. Now I have got a well paid, if temporary, job (hurrah) and that is great but my perception of value has definitely been warped/corrected. I can't wrap my head around high street prices. I have bought a couple of bits in the sales since I've been paid and they have felt like a major commitment. Wandering around the shops looking at current season stuff I can't quite imagine buying any of it. Partially this is the eBay effect but maybe everything is just massively overpriced? I can't work out what constitutes good value anymore.
Example: this Gap dress is super cute. It is even nicer in real life that online. The chambray denim is soft, the dots are minimal but interesting, the casual style details are just right. I can think of many picturesque situations that it would be just right for. Imagine the brunch you could eat in this dress! But surely it isn't worth £50? Mass market. Denim dress. £50. This doesn't seem to add up to me. Or does it? I don't know any more. I've been brooding on it too much. What do you think? Am I wrong? What would you call a reasonable price for this dress?