The benefit of traveling to Africa is that it kills all consumerism fever in me (for a little while).
Getting home, I want to get rid of (almost) everything, key to my ebay riddance. All I've been thinking about is how to go back, find a job and leave Europe behind.
Week 2 of my return: The effect is wearing off though because I made my first frivolous purchases this past Saturday.
Ah, saturdays... That particular day of the week is also prone to side effects. After the monday to friday hassle, it feels like you deserve a little treat, an escapism and, like many, I often get that quick rush of pleasure by handing my Visa card in exchange for a little something to add to my closet.
My back from vacation resolution is to avoid that trap by:
a) socializing more: calling up on family and friends.
b) watching movies, reading even more (meaning spending at Amazon instead of Zara...)
c) deliberately eluding critical Paris areas and shutting off the web.
That being said, I failed miserably last Saturday and came home with these below.
I guess all that spending could account for another side effect or back to reality drawback but could also be justified as:
1) Brogues were on my Spring shoes list. So why not these well made buttery leather pair from New Look at such a decent price ?
2) After cleaning out my closets and getting rid of shabby clothes, I realized I needed a new grey tee. So why not this cute Petit Bateau tee with a deep back décolleté?
3) My bags are a constant mess. So how about a lovely nude pink leather pouch from Zara to organize its contents...
I'm done with my half hypocritical justifications and resolutions usually don't last long with me but I feel like surprising myself!