A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Monday, 30 May 2011

Retail Therapy Fix

Times are hard for everyone and I'm trying to resist the temptation of just running off to town and spending copious amounts of money on pretty things that I possibly don't need. I have clothes in my wardrobe that haven't been worn yet, the weather is exceedingly crap and I need to save money for my big birthday milestone (posting later) so I have hidden my car keys and purse and stayed indoors this bank holiday weekend. 

However I did have a retail scratch to itch and needed to get some fresh air, so I took a walk to my local charity shop (for our local cancer hospice) and purchased a couple of things, a scarf from Tie Rack for £1 and a cute little ornament for £2.  So I gave a little money to charity and save myself from spending money on something that I don't really need, although resisting the temptation to spend on shoes is painful!  I'm building up a nice collection of scarves and the ornament is part of my collection that I'm building up for a vintage style dressing room that I'm hoping to get done in the next year.

I've been working a lot this past few months so this bank holiday weekend I have done NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING. I have just relaxed, caught up on my TV recordings, ate an M&S dine in for a tenner meal and drank red wine.  I have done a bit of house cleaning but simply doing nothing has been a bit weird and unnatural, I'm kind of antsy and feel guilty for doing nothing.  But I do feel really relaxed. how have you spent your bank holiday?
perfect condition curio £2

Tie Rack £1


Vintage Vixen said...

Great finds! I do love a good rummage in a charity shop, it's so exciting when you unearth treasure. xxx

Make Do Style said...

Doing nothing is perfect! Great for recharging batteries xx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-I went to the boot sale on Sunday and took my mum for a birthday lunch at Harvey Nichols today, so a good weekend, but all spent out, lol!! Love your finds, the scarf was a fab find indeed! Have a good week too xxx

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Great scarf, look quickly and it could be Hermes!

Vintage Sparkle said...

Love the idea of a vintage style dressing room. I love my dressing room, couldn't live without it. How I'd cope if we had to move somewhere without enough space I don't know! xx

CameronPoe2409 said...

Thank you, doing nothing has been fabulous and I can't wait to wear my new scarf, I even got time to start reading one of my books!

Vintage Sparkle - I am officially jealous that you have your own dressing room! xx