Last night my Mum told me, in quite a sweet way, that I am, and have always been, a spendthrift. As with normal mother-daughter relations, I disputed this whilst really knowing that she was right, of course. Inwardly, I told myself to be more thrifty (a friend once told me she thought spendthrift meant that she was good with money, i.e. thrifty).
But then I went online, browsed some brilliant blogs with a dash of Outnet thrown in and poof, like Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage, my resolution disappeared into thin air. I didn’t buy anything, so I suppose I stuck to my resolve, but I knew I wanted to and as with emotional betrayal, if I’d had had the money then I wouldn’t have it any longer.
I think this embodies the true definition of spendthrifts – we don’t always have the money because we spend it as soon as we can on something that fits into that moment. The moment can be created by me, just thinking about a particular item for a while, or by the environment (excellent sales assistant).
So, in the true spirit of the spendthrift, here’s a few items I’d just love to buy. In no particular order.
'Because it is still officially summer' Marc by Marc Jacobs mixed strip jersey dress
'The boyfriend hates them but I don't care' Boots - Topshop
Tallulah Tu Black Leather Rose Cuff - pretaportobello
Powwow - Yellow Drape Front Dress, Whistles
Parka from Full Circle
Well, lucky that I haven’t got any money then, isn’t it?!