To Shop or Not to Shop: That is the Question
Friday, February 16, 2007
Lately I have been making a very concerted effort Not to Shop Too Much. It has been a difficult transition (and it did not help that the fabulous – and always amazingly stylish - Miss Leighann was in town for one whirlwind afternoon of shopping a few weeks ago, and I had to do my best to just sit back and watch her scoop up lots of cute things. Okay, I did break down and buy a pair of really fantastic shoes during our shop-a-thon. But. Only one pair!) Still, sometimes it's important to recognize that future financial happiness is ultimately more important than a new slim-cut vest from Topshop. (Oh, but so cute.)
Anyhoo. I was doing really well, sticking to a budget and all, until the past week. When I purchased:
One pair of skinny jeans from Gap, left. (Now, I do have sizing issues with the Gap, being that I own four pairs of their jeans in three different sizes, making me seriously doubt their quality control efforts. Still, despite the tag discrepancy, all the pairs fit remarkably well.) The new pair is still en route, but if they fit anywhere near as well as my other pair of Gap skinnies, I'm going to be pretty darn excited.
One Compass Jacket from Anthropologie, right. I have been stalking this jacket since, oh, October. The price just dropped again yesterday, and I finally pounced. Unfortunately, they were out of my size, but I got the next closest thing and fingers are crossed.
One apple container from the MOMA store. Okay, this was a slightly frivolous purchase. But look how cute!
I am thinking of burying my credit card in the backyard to prevent me from buying some of the amazing prints books seen on Print & Pattern's book review list this week. Must. Resist. Fantastic. Books. Must… Resist…
Er, incidentally, is anyone going to (or coming from) London anytime soon? Because I really, really, really love this Orla Kiely Yoga Bag (now on sale!) but cannot fathom paying so gosh-darn much in international shipping from the UK. And yes, it's a totally justifiable purchase if will help entice me back to the yoga studio, which I totally think it will. (Really, how could it not?)
Oh! And! We would love to give a belated but very much heartfelt thank you to reader San San, who was kind enough to ask us if we would like copies of the most recent Orla Kiely catalogues. (Seems her husband was just in London and did a bit of present-buying at Orla Kiely while he was there. To which we say: Well done, hubby!) Anyway, much thanks to San San for the gorgeous books. We're now spending our days drooling over images like the one at the top of the post, and this one here: