I have been away for a while, hence the lack of recent posts. But now I am back with a bang and lots of things to share with you from my travels over the next few weeks.
So, what’s new? Well let’s just say I managed to shop up a storm on my trip and have burnt a hole in our pockets that may take a while to heal! That said, I really was quite selective in my purchases as was hubby and so of course everything was entirely needed (BELIEVE) and of the best quality (read – expensive) and therefore sure to last forever! Unfortunately, the other half has cottoned on to this reasoning and I can no longer get away with it. I have moved onto a new tactic which appears to be working for now! It seems I have now taken on a one woman crusade to keep the British economy afloat with my purchases. “It’s keeping people in jobs” I say, “I’m encouraging brands to come back from China”, “the quality is better” etc. Last year I was championing Mulberry, this year it was Burberrys turn amongst others. Terrible isn’t it? And most likely not much of it true when you get into the nitty gritty. Of course I will always make exceptions to this for a Celine Luggage Bag “it’s a classic, it will never go out of fashion”!! Still my sneaky ways went down well with my Facialist who was looking for new ideas to justify her spending habits to her husband.
To be honest it seems most women I know have this habit of feeling the need to justify their purchases or pretend they didn’t make them altogether. I remember my Nana used to do things like cutting the tags out of new clothes before she got home. Hiding things in the wardrobe for months before she wore them and saying “new? It’s not new I’ve had it for ages and just never worn it”. Sometimes she would even say she got something on sale when she had paid full price for it. I don’t think Grandad believed a word of her “little white lies” as she called them. Neither did she, but she continued with her stories, even though I know my Grandad was a softie and would never have begrudged her anything. My husband is of the same Ilk, he often says he would go without himself just to see me happy.
Why can I never just say “I bought it because I wanted it”? I mean I worked damn hard all my life and my Husband works hard. I am sure you guys are the same. Sometimes you just need a little luxury here and there and why the hell not?
Next time you make a purchase I suggest instead of justifying it, you use that famous phrase uttered in your most dulcet local girl tone (ala Cheryl Cole) you brought it “BECAUSE YOU”RE WORTH IT!!! And leave it at that.