Well, I have to admit that I have been tempted by most of the trendy pieces. Don’t we all? But, is it wise to spend a fortune on an item? Your call.

This is my first post ever about splurge or save. Personally, I believe in a power of investing in what I wear. That’s a simple rule, especially if I got attracted on something cute and I believe that it’s only going to see the sun light a couple of times. 

Check out this new bag collection from Melissa, Refraction (in Singapore, they are priced for SGD70 each), which somehow reminds me of that plastic jelly bag from Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection (that cost US$3150 for a MM when it was launched). Are you start counting, already? 

Anyway, this Refraction Bag is the latest version of the famous Melissa beach bag, which was originally launched in Brazil back in the 1980’s. They’re lightweight, practical and fabulously colored in Black, Orange, Yellow, Green, Pink and White. Made entirely of plastic, I can imagine toting this to the beach and leave it on the sands without any hesitation.

It’s up to you to decide what’s worth the splurge and what’s not, which products are worth paying more for or which you should get for a steal. Happy counting!