When asked if she thinks certain items are worth a splurge, the accomplished designer replied:
It depends on what makes you happy. If you see something and you love it, but maybe it's a little more than you want to spend, then buy it. Just don't spend as much on the next item. It's all about balancing. You should splurge on what's really special. Really you're the most important thing, not the clothes.
And there you have it, a simple lesson on shopping in moderation from fashion phenom Patricia Field. Have you found a balance when it comes to shopping?