- Feb 27, 2008
Sara, I lived in London for several years and it's one of the most expensive places there is to live, so I know what you mean! We never had any money spare there (quite the opposite in fact!)
I'm a Londoner, born and bred....and it has gone totally off the scale, when it comes to the cost, and standard of living, so I totally know where you're coming from honey!! That's why I now live in the Netherlands!! LOL!!ITA. i was all about to put down a deposit for a choc crash WTM but it's not in my budget in the slightest. £90 is a LOT of money to be. i typically have to stretch £90 over an entire month as my whole spending budget for food, transportation and misc expenses. so to drop it on a bag deposit just seems irresponsible and reckless.
hopefully in the fall i can afford something. plus the initial 'gotta have it gotta have it' has passed
This is sad but when I travel, I always pop into the Mulberry store at the airport, to see if they'll knock off any more tax....wishful thinking....I've found that quite a few ladies who like Mulberry also like BE, which is interesting!!
I am in this same exact position. I kept hearing that I needed to hurry and order to get what I wanted and avoid disappointment and got all caught up in the excitment. But then I took a step back. Jackie has to have stock on hand to sell so surly there will be bags in the fall to buy. Look at the bags now. None of us pre ordered any of the current bags and there have been plenty for us. So I may order one now (b/c I know I really want it) but I am going to wait on the others. I want to see modeling pics first.I was anxious to make a deposit for fall but now I'm waiting. I'm sure they'll be bags left as always and if not there is always the bespoke. Plus I want to see the bags on people first. And there is the sale before then! Maybe I'll find something on sale to satiate myself enough to skip fall
This is a lovely post, TejasMama ....I think that 'less is more' works well for me. You know, it's funny but when I was in the hospital about ready to give birth to my twins, I was so grateful for this one basket I had filled with magazines, journals, wordfinds, etc. I was so grateful for that one basket, and I still am reminded by the fact that we sometimes love things more when other things don't clutter the way and crowd them out.
Have you ever been shopping in Mexico? You'll go through these amazing stores and there are rows and rows of pottery--shiny, all sizes as far as the eye can see. But you don't realize how beautiful the one you purchased is until you get it out of the store and standing on its own.
I think my handbags are the same way. When I have a few that I love, I enjoy them so much. However, when I get too many in my closet, the ones I love don't get appreciated.
BTW, I'm also taking this approach with things in my house. Lately, I've been making regular trips to Goodwill, clearing out stuff kids have grown out of, etc., and it has been really great.