however, without fail, at least one guy calls me high maintenance when I wear these items. why? I didn't pay full price for any of them, and even if I did, it's my money. why do they care how I spend it? it's not like I'm asking them to buy it for me.
guys never call me high maintenance otherwise, only when I wear these things. I don't get it.
and yes, I realize my name is "princess for life", but I'm talking about Disney princesses here, as in I'll never stop watching Disney princess movies. it has nothing to do with my personality.
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I know a girl who finds deals like you have, except she finds them over and over so that any savings just get spent on more clothes. If she can't find the $600 shoes she wants (that she never wears outside of her apartment) on clearance, she demands them as a birthday/Christmas/anniversary/random gift from her boyfriend. I also know several girls who do the same thing, only they don't bother with trying to save anybody's money when they shop. Guys who call you "high maintenance" (without joking) have probably seen a lot more of those kinds of girls than girls who are stylish, yet practical like you.
If a guy says that to you, he's obviously noticed your style and probably thinks that you've put a lot of time and money into it. You should just take it as a compliment, but tell him you got whatever you're wearing for $30/$40 (or as a birthday present 9 years ago) and that it's the only designer shirt/necklace/purse you own. If he's like me, that will really impress him, not because he's cheap, but because it makes you seem like a reasonable, down-to-earth person - the kind who might really appreciate the things that can't be bought.
Oh, one more thing - that sounds like something a guy would say jokingly to give you a hard time. I wouldn't take it too seriously most of the time.