This is a daily occurrence. I know all savvy advice recommends that you unsubscribe to every blog or email service that would proclaim such things to you - but you really see it everywhere, every day in some form or another anyway. (Also, I quite like Refinery 29 otherwise.)
(this one was more amusing than enticing)
And the sad thing is, sometimes I do look at that content. I want to know what, exactly, I'm miraculously living without. I want to know what others think is "worth" splurging on. It makes me curious and I look. And even if I frame it as an anthropological experiment, half the times I consider something they are promoting hyperbolically.
Pathetically, it's more challenging than I usually admit to be true to my own needs and to keep track of my wants - so that I might buy the things I love most, instead of a pair of kelly green rain boots that are on someone's WORTH SPLURGING ON list.
What is it that I:
think is made with good values,
think is low impact,
know is in line with my budget
And the key word there is I. I know we are all exposed to so much daily, and are influenced by so much, that it's impossible to have taste and values unaffected by others. But it's truly a struggle to find a middle road and I'm influenced by others more than I care to admit - or probably realize. And sometimes I just need to remember that.