Monday, 23 August 2010

Day 1 Of My Shopping Ban: Disaster!

So my shopping ban has not been easy on me at all, and it's only been a day! Let me explain a little bit better why this ban came about:

1. Because I've already spent a lot of shopping money in a very short amount of time.
2. Because I pick up whatever I think looks good, and in a week all the stores will have recieved their new collections, which means that I'll probably go back for that.

Therefore, the ban is meant to have me wait for the new collections. It's not going well at all.

Yesterday I was at 360 Mall. For those of you who don't know, the mall has a circular structure, hence making it go around 360 degrees, and so hence the name.

From my window shopping, this is what I noticed:

Mango has some really great pieces. There was a Royal Blue satin top in specific that I was dying to pick up, but my mother did not budge with the ban!

Nothing new or special. Their collections always look very similar. I did like the carry on luggage set that they had, so if anyone's looking few a new carry on, check out the ones at Juicy.

Amazing boots!! I was so tempted to pick a pair up, but I knew that it wouldn't fly by my mum. They looked like hiking boots, yet more feminine and with a platform to it.
They were adorable, and that's the style of boots that are in. So for those of you who aren't banned from shopping, go get yourself a pair.

Horrible. It was absolutely horrible. I don't think anyone should even bother checking it out. I'll update on this when the new collection comes around, but for now there is nothing worth buying.

Karen Millen is never a disappointment. The only problem is that a lot of things from the new collection look similar to the last collection that was out. Also, they have amazing coats on sale, but they're rain coats, and therefore too thin to keep me warm in Beirut's cold. Too bad, isn't it.

On a more cheerful note, once this ban is over I will be getting a number of different things that are definitely worth the wait. I'm not going to mention what they are just yet, so you'll have to wait and see. Trust me, you don't want to miss these purchases!

I remembered also that I forgot to show you all a dress that my mother had previously bought me from River Island. I can't model it because it's completely see through and I haven't bought anything to wear under it yet, but I'm sure you can imagine what it would look like.

Finally, I had McDonalds last night. I love McD's in Beirut, but once you're used to food somewhere else, you'll never be fully satisfied by anything else.

Random thought: even though McD's tastes very different in Kuwait than Lebanon, I sat down in Caribou Coffee yesterday and I got flashbacks of being in Caribou on Hamra, the drinks taste freakishly alike!!

That's all for now, don't forget to check back to see what I'm getting after the ban!!


devilishlypleasurable said...

oh it must be painful shopping whilst on a ban. .how long is it for?

L.H. said...

I've got 3 more days left of it!!
But I keep telling my self that window shopping will actually help me because once I'm allowed to shop again, I know exactly where to go and what to buy. Haha

Valerie at Beauty and the Budget said...

Haha awww I love this post!! :)