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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tell me I don't know how to spend £100

Before Christmas I made a bet with my boss regarding some protected time we had scheduled.  Long story short, I won the bet and two days before Christmas, besides giving me a lovely gift, she handed me a a card with £100 enclosed.  I tried to give it back as the point I was trying to make had been made, yet she cheerfully wouldn't take it back and promised that next year, she wouldn't be losing.  I laughed and begrudgingly took the money while promising myself I wouldn't fritter it away and would save it for something special.

Something special turned out to be:

Having my nails done in a shellac french manicure on Friday (it will last a few weeks).

On Saturday, Beryl and I met Andy for a coffee in town before heading to one of our favourite shopping areas for lunch and a bit of browsing, where I spent the rest of my winnings on these steals:

I know that these aren't my usual clunky heeled style, and of course Irregular Choice and Poetic Justice aren't to everyone's taste, however you cannot deny these aren't hotness personified:

Regularly priced at £95, I got them for nearly 1/2 price!

If you know me at all, you know I adore owls. I think I will call this little fellow Archer:

Call me sad if you will, but I do spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  I normally only wear my one apron when I'm baking.  I couldn't resist this and I almost wish it was a dress:

My sister's most recent post was about her fascination with shoes (yes it runs in our family) and work out gear.  She managed to secure a load of great work-out gear at a great price and it makes me wish (not for the first time) that we had a Joe's here. I don't ever spend a lot of money on work-out clothes and don't think I ever will, not when my money can be spent on great shoes instead. However it got me to thinking that I really need to consider getting some new gear for myself as I've never been too fussy about what I wear to the gym.  My sister Stacy will be pleased to hear that an old pair of work-out pants she gave me over six years ago (and that are now way too big) have finally given up the ghost and will be thrown out (although they could be sewn up ;) 

I think a trip to TK Maxx is in order where I can purchase my usual favourites like Nike and Elle Sport; somethine to go nicely with the multitude of warm up jackets I have in such a range of pretty colours.

Oh, and I can't forget my latest find.  My friend left a link on Tawny's blog regarding her favourite kind of footwear and of course I had to take a peek.  I am now coveting these beauties:

(Yes, both pairs, but especially the blue ones)


I have no idea how much they cost (the website wouldn't let me check prices for some reason).  Also, because they are an Italian range and I'm not sure if they ship to the UK, I can only dream.

For now.


Valentina said...

So glad you like El Naturalista shoes! :) However, they are Spanish, but popular here in Italy as well... I have recently bought myself a pair of black boots (very similar to your second pick) for half price. You should plan a trip to Italy so we can go show shopping (among other things!!! :)

PS: when I first saw the picture of your new apron, I thought it was a summer dress! LOVELY!

Valentina said...

oh oh oh.... Look what I've just found!

(if you can't open the link - El naturalista shoes on Amazon.co.uk)

Jody said...

Oh Val! Thanks! I've alreay earmarked a few pairs I LOVE, especially a pair of yellow platform heels. Fingers crossed I get some ££ for my b-day :) xxx

Tawny said...

Those shoes are dynamite! LOVE them!! I'll be checking out Val's shoe link soon!