There I said it. I love shoes, and to a lesser extent bags. I get distracted by sales and sparkly things. I work to earn money to live a life that I want to live, which includes shopping and eating nice food and travelling overseas every year. I also value immaterial things such as spending time with my family (I make an effort to see them twice a week and almost always over for Sunday dinner), and hanging out with friends and spending time with my other half. I also have no children or husband to support (yet). I already own property and whilst I have a mortgage to pay off, I also have rental income. But yes I do also pay rent. And I do love to shop.
The Vogue Forums are really good at helping me spend money. I found out about the ridiculously cheap Missoni scarf from Stacey which I blogged about a few days ago, then I found out the NAP sale was reduced further and being the inquisitive person I am, jumped on to see what had been reduced further.
Only 10 minutes and $1000 later...... I am the owner of the following:
|Giuseppe Zanotti swarovski crystal-embellished suede sandals|
|Marc by Marc Jacobs sequinned leather ankle boots|
|YSL Arty ring in blue|
Both pairs of shoes were 70% off - the Giuseppe Zanottis were £334.50 (A$501) down from £1115 (A$1,671) and the Marc Jacobs booties were £98.75 (A$148 - you'd be lucky to get Tony Bianco booties at that price!) down from £329.17 (A$494). The YSL ring was retail at £158.33 (AUD$236) which is still cheaper than the Aussie RRP at AUD$295.
These are the items I did NOT buy (to show you that I do *sometimes* exercise self-control):
|Miu Miu Glitter-finish leather ankle boots|
|Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 nude|
|J Crew Tipped Wool Peacoat (only because they don't have my size)|
Did you pick up anything from the NAP sale?
Ok I promise my next few posts will not be shopping-related!