Oh don't worry! I am sticking to my guns on the no-shopping ban. Good as gold - I do not visit ANY retail sites and the only way I know that there is new clothing in the world is thanks to your blogs!
I found it hard the first few days - I ain't gonna lie. I was used to drinking a tea and perusing the sale sections of various retailers, seeing what was new, what was a good price, checking just "to see" but "just seeing" sometimes leads to "just buying", so best to avoid altogether and focus on other things for the next couple of months, like reorganizing my body, my head and my closet - who knows in what order?
However, I did get a box in the mail yesterday, containing two new pair of Kiki ballet flats that were ordered right before Christmas. Can you believe it took that long to arrive? Well I can believe it, out here in the hinterlands as I am, but even I was a little surprised at how long it took this time!
I am sharing because I assume they are still on sale and someone might be interested. You know my crazy obsessions with these shoes - for whatever reason, they are absolutely, 100%, comfortable on my feet and I wear them around the house a lot and take them with me when I go out to dinner parties.
Every once in a while when I am working in my office I glance over at my shoes and they all make me happy. It is the simple things I say, and just as Joaquin Phoenix can fall in love with his smartphone suri, there is no reason that I can't cackle with delight and abandon when I look at my shoes.
Why did I buy two pairs? Well, in the big 50% off sale they were down to $64 and $70 CDN and frankly I cannot buy one shoe around here for that price. Oh, and I couldn't decide between the two of them. This is a recurring theme in my life. I am the world's worst ditherer. I seem to like too much - too many people, too many pretties, too much wine, too much song. I try hard to rein this natural exuberance in, want as I am to continually recreate the infamous scene in the Michael Jackson documentary when he is standing in the shop saying "I'll take this and this and this and this..."
The two pairs in question? A blue velvet Kiki, which has a completely different vibe than the navy glitter Kikis (if this sounds like some kind of junkie rationalization, well, you would be right! These are very rich looking IRL. I have green velvet smoking slippers bought a couple of years ago, and these are a feminine variation on that theme.
Enjoy them folks, because all you are going to see on me for the next couple of months are my old duds, which I will try and flair up for you!
In honour of the new shoes, let's have a cocktail shall well? Well - I can't have it till Saturday night, but you start without me and I will catch up tomorrow!
The Stiletto (Oh the irony after I have just bought flats!)
- add ice to old fashioned glass
- add lemon juice
- add amaretto
- add bourbon
Tabs - do you mix anything in with your bourbon ever?
What are you up to this weekend? We are invited out to dinner tomorrow night, will be hitting "Saving Mr. Banks" and have been invited out for a cocktail Sunday afternoon by someone who wants to meet me after reading my piece in the Globe and Mail. I continue to be surprised by the response to that article. I still get emails every day from people who were touched by it, many of whom I do not know at all or whom I barely know.
Have a great day and stay safe out there!