Use the nice things you have
You already own luxury. Think about it:
Do you have a collection of fancy china? Keep it accessible and use it! Pull it out for Sunday dinners, a random Monday, a “just because” tea party with your girlfriends.
Do you have clothes or jewelry that are “too expensive” to wear? You’ll get far more pleasure out of owning them if you actually put them on! Take good care of them by all means, but don’t let them sit unworn in the name of preservation.
Do you have a stash of special chocolate or body lotion or perfume that you’re saving for just the right moment? A regular old Tuesday can be the right moment. I’ve thrown away little luxuries like these because the expiration date arrived long before the “right moment.” Don’t let that happen!
As my friend Hilary says, use what you love!