Rosemary Mac Cabe

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What I Bought: the wish list edition

So I’ve been trying to be good. Not morally, mind you, but financially, and avoid buying expensive things – or, you know, any things. The reasons for this are manifold: first off, I’m told we’re experiencing some kind of recession. …

Mon, May 30, 2011, 12:30

   

So I’ve been trying to be good. Not morally, mind you, but financially, and avoid buying expensive things – or, you know, any things. The reasons for this are manifold: first off, I’m told we’re experiencing some kind of recession. I have a feeling it’s been going on for a while but I’ve been trying to avoid accepting the fact.

Secondly, I really have enough. (I know, mother, you’ve been telling me this for years.) My wardrobe is bursting at the seams and, really, there are no sizeable gaps in it. I don’t need a pair of jeans, or a white shirt, or any of the other “capsule items” that fashion magazines tell me I need.

Thirdly, I have other things I ought to be doing with my money. You know, saving, or paying my taxes, or thinking about The Future. But this doesn’t prevent my thinking about what I might buy, and top of that list is this Oak Postmans Lock bag by Mulberry.

Cute, innit? Granted, it’s a bit expensive – and a bit small for the acres of things I seem to carry around in my Stephanie (which is bigger than that one, but past season so I can’t find a relevant link).

But tell me – what have you lusted after lately? And, seeing as I feel a bit guilty, I should admit that I actually did buy some things, in Warehouse. Behold this leopard print dress, although in the opposite colourway, so the main colour is red. It’s quite demure from the front and then sexy from the back, which I like. It reminds me of the whole virgin/madonna idea. Then I also threw this polka dot skirt into my basket, along with these faux-leather shorts. I’m a bad saver, it’s true. And I tell you for free: it’s a good thing I didn’t see this amazing dress, or I’d be extra broke. And I don’t even like assymetric hems!

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