It has come to my attention that my lovely swooshy pants are a) a little too thin to be worn during winter, since I walk to and from work, and b) a little too short, such that they look funny when I wear shoes with socks. Now, not being a particularly fashion-conscious gal, the first distresses me more than the second. I'm still contemplating new pants though. I have decided to pay no more than $100 and see how far I can get on that - I think I can get four pairs with some creative uses of coupon codes.
Next is the expense for pet supplies. I regularly buy my guinea pigs' cage litter in giant orders from PETCO so as to save on shipping, but I am going to have to buy some supplies for another little critter.. my coworker's leopard gecko. This was her son's pet which was forced outside due to the addition of a dog to the household, and since it is now very cold out, she has brought it into the office. This poor little guy is in very sorry shape though, and his cage setup is really not conducive to health - lined with bark (which is poky and he can eat it - stick with paper towels people!), his hidey hole is a rock (COLD!), and he has no heat source, which if you know about reptiles is a Very Bad Thing (general ill health). He also really needs some mealworms to fatten him up but Coworker refuses to buy them since she is afraid of them. Really I just want to take this animal away from her if she refuses to care for it (she has admitted to leaving it without food for weeks at a time, and it is VERY undersized for its age) but I will have to settle for buying it some new cage accessories to keep it healthy (and keeping the mealworms in my office for snacks.) This will probably run me about $30, in addition to the $50 or so I usually spend on guinea pig litter.
New shoes - OK, this is an expense I do want to incur, but I won't (at least not for a while.) Check out these babies - Dansko's are very comfortable, but also very expensive, and I already have a pair bought on deep discount (even if these are way cuter.)