Monday, April 6, 2009

A Shopaholics Solution

We just found out this morning that the price of redbull has increased from .500 fils to .750 fils. Pangs of guilt immediately shot up from my feet that were precariously perched on the new 17KD stilettos I picked up yesterday. I was definitely the only one at Marina mall yesterday who owned more bags than I could carry. I spent 101.500 K.D (350$) at H&M on 3 pairs of shoes, three blouses, two brightly coloured chillax (so chilled out + relaxed bottoms that they are) pants, a gorgeous A-Line skirt, 10 pairs of socks, two belts and some bangles. (More pictures coming up later) It felt really good until I received the sms alert I subscribed for that tells me if there's any action on my debit card. Ouch, when I realized my balance. It's not bad, but I still need to do a Euro Trip and I'm trying to work my way into getting some more days off by catching up with a client in Egypt.

I know that I cant go cold turkey off shopping for long, but I haven't yet discovered anything else that gives me the satisfaction like the materliastic superficiality of new clothes! So, I'm going to act on an impulse. Actually it's not an impulse as I've been sitting on this idea for a very long time. I'm going to send a fashionista friend I once modelled with a bunch of pictures from my wardrobe from shoes to belts to accessories so she knows what I have/like, my measurements and some money. She lives in Mumbai, India and I know that for 101.500 KD, I would get double the amount of stuff and twice as interesting as well. I know a better solution would be to just shut it and stop spending, but hey, you can't stay so depressed and deprive your self of new things in these glum times. Sometimes its novelty that keeps us buoyant and distracted and encouraged, you know? God forbid I loose my job, but hoping that doesn't happen I think it's just time to cut down and slash the budget than cease and desist altogether.

10 comments:

blognut said...

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Shop away!

mo.stoneskin said...

Has the price of Redbull gone up already? If not you could buy loads in bulk, sell it and make a tidy profit when the price goes up, and then buy some more shoes.

Melanie D said...

that's alot of stuff for $350!!! I love shoes!!! Every chance I get to I buy a new pair!

Anki said...

o wow
i finally found a blog from Kuwait!
now i might just get some better ideas about wat to do in the damn place on my next 1 week rendezvous with the desert

♥ Braja said...

Dear Asphodel...I just started to read through all the prayers and good wishes sent to us after the accident, and your good name was amongst them. I am touched, and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for your kindness and healing help...
with love,
Braja xxx

kiki said...

"but I haven't yet discovered anything else that gives me the satisfaction like ... new clothes"

have you tried sex?

Asphodel said...

Very funny, Kiki! It doesnt work the same way egtting materialistic does! And I betcha you squirm and wiggle about buying a new LCD or PS3 or PSP non?

Asphodel said...

Ah Mo I was planning on doing that by just buying some pounds.. Wish I did too!


Really Mel, is it? That was pretty good stuff too!

kiki said...

mega non
i like sex.

mo.stoneskin said...

Hey you, I miss your posts, are you taking a break? Or busy shopping?