Do you buy things then to reassure yourself you got good value go hunting in other shops to compare? I've been doing that this last week. Why? Because I had a splurge last weekend. After a no spend January it's as if my creditcard went 'hey, party time.' I don't mean nibbles in the kitchen either. I mean full on gourmet caterers type party time, with disco balls.
I blame IG and bloggers. Of course I do! I read that boutiques now are having their ridiculous mark prior to spring stock. I read that there's some jewellery that I must have. Of course I must!
So last Saturday saw me potter into a village. Any village would do, as long as it had a boutique and sold this particular jewellery. As it happens only around 8 shops in Britain sell the jewellery so I was limited. You'd think I'd be so limited with around 8 in the UK that that would be enough to stop me. No! No it wasn't!
It happens that my nearest village has one of the around 8 stockists. How fabulous for me. So I bought these Georgiana Scott earrings from a Hoop Station near me. I tried them in rose gold as shown below but although I had thought rose gold would suit me it actually didn't compared to yellow gold (which I bought.) Strange how one makes assumptions but when you try things next to your face you change your mind. Still, that won't stop me wearing rose gold in bracelets.
The range was mentioned by Laurie at Vanity & Me here.
Next, I went to find a boutique in the hope of finding a bargain basement sale. I'm not sure about bargain basement but I got these sturdy leather boots reduced from £220 to £66.
I did buy these Scotch & soda jeans reduced from £100 odd to £53 .
I loved the detail.
However, I could not make these fit me well. They just bagged around the back of the legs. Nothing for it but returning them.
I did keep this Jumper reduced from £45 to £22. I love the zip detail.
Bargains. Yes. Quality. Yes. But I feel guilty after my no spend January. Even at the reduced prices.
I really have to work harder at practicing for pensionhood.
You may think that that is the end of the expensive tale. No, it's not. As I parked to return these jeans a kindly lady reversed into the side of my car. That's all going to be a nuisance to sort out.
Ironically I was only in that carpark on a Friday because I took a day off work. I only took a day off work because I needed to repair the bracket on my tooth. I only broke the bracket because I ate my frozen ball of georgousness. I only ate a ball of gorogeousness because I made them. I only made them because Mr Him had the lurgy and we didn't go out. Hence I blame Mr Him for the whole darn lot.
Talking of lurgy, I didn't get it. The zinc infused meal may have done the job!