Thursday, February 28, 2008

lieu-OW!


I just did my taxes and realized that in '07 I made half of what I made at my former job in '06, though my standard of living hasn't changed (if anything, its improved :) Strangely, my credit card debt has gone up significantly. And while I really think I'm at the point in my life where I should have my three favorite pieces from Emma Cook's f08 line and the Miu Miu Comoscio bag to go with it, most of the time I have to settle for some simpler things (and still manage to dig the financial hole deeper). The nice thing about working retail are the steep discounts (that i get way to carried away with). So, i recently splurged on this easy dress from Philip Lim with an exposed zipper...you can by it in the near future at petuliasfolly.com. Then we recieved some Rachel Comey shoes, which were amazing. Fate would have it that the company sent us one pair of shoes in the wrong color that just happened to be my size. Instead of hassling with sending them back, my boss said I could have them at cost. A girl can't argue with fate, so I bought those too. And, when I woke up this morning, Old Navy updated their website with new items, and they had this really cool tie-dyed canvas bag, so I went to the store and the visual merchandisers where just putting them out. This is what I have in lieu of my beloved Comoscio at an unbelievable 1.5% of the cost (seriously, you do the math). I also picked up this dress for a mere $25; I am completely in love with the ambiguously-ethnic print. Even though I swear I'm a smart shopper and only buy things at a discount, my bank account is still screamin' "ow!" with every transaction....

1 comment:

The Hundred Dresses said...

Beauty is pain...to the pocket! But well worth it!