Fashion or Function?
Whenever I'm tempted to buy new things - and that happens all the time! - I ask myself if I'm motivated by fashion or function.
When it's just fashion, I see if I can try and remodel the things I do have - a little paint, decoupage, a bleach design on fabric. Beauty is important in life, but you don't need to buy new to get it.
When it's function, I ask myself how necessary the new function is. Can I buy a needed item used? Get creative...