A new survey (in "Jane") found that 20-something women spend around 48% of their disposable income on... you guessed it, clothing, beauty, and accessories for themselves. Apparently the girls of my generation (dubbed the "millenials" by some unknown source) "are children of the affluent baby boomers, so they grew up with an appreciation of quality goods and a desire to stay on top of trends." That's right, blame the parents.
But the real question is what is the rest of our disposable income being spent on? A few ideas of what the other 52% might include:
*Overpriced fourteen-dollar martinis. Thanks Sex and the City, now we're addicted to Cosmos.
*Electronics that essentially function as accessories... see: iPod, cellphones.
*Mace. (To protect clothes/accessories from thieves.)
*Storage places. No apartment ever has enough closet space!
*Pets that essentially function as accessories... see: little yippy dogs, hedgehogs, maybe ferrets?
*Expensive sushi dinners with the girls. 30 dollars for dinner, ugg!
*Cars that essentially function as accessories... see: BMW, Benz, Porsche, etc.
*Cab rides to prevent ruining nice heels.
*And of course, on boyfriends who essential function as accessories! :)