Now I probably spend much more than I actually make. It's just hard to change your spending habits when you got used to a different style and speed of life. I just hate wearing polyester and acrylic from local stores and flat shoes!!! I need heels, and expensive fabric to feel good!
Leaving in a small town does not give you many options to dress up. I already look ridiculously overdressed when all people around you wear super casual stuff until they drive to nearest city, so nobody just walk down the street in heels and business jackets!
And of course working in a small town cuts your paycheck several times... So... You can consider my job as an entertainment, as a hobby (because I do like to work and I do not mean work around the house - this one I HATE), and going to work for me is a reason to dress up and do my morning FASHION SHOW!