What a difference a week makes, Stylers?
Just over a week ago I was popping into Rodeo Drive for a quick shop. As you do.
Today, I think I can say I’ve finally kicked my jetlag in the butt. Maybe.
Now, about that sneaky Rodeo Drive shopping excursion.
I just had to do it, didn’t I?
Pretty Woman is one of my all-time favourite movies.
There I was smack bang in the street where I watched Julia Roberts on the big screen trying to enjoy a shopping spree when the snooty sales assistants told her that there was nothing available for her in their store.
She walks out, only to return the next day, laden with bags and boxes and lays the now-classic line on the gaggle of sales assistants: Big mistake. BIG mistake.
Anyway, I may not have had the thigh-high boots and denim skirt on but I was in jeans and a tee so I thought I’d try my hardest to recreate. In I walked to Miu Miu.
Usually I’m WAY too intimidated to walking into fancy schmancy stores. Way too intimidated.
But guess what? There was no looking of me up and down. No frowning at my seven-year-old as he made a beeline for the sofa.
No, it was all “can I help you?”.
And I thought, yes you can.
“I’ve had my eyes on a certain style of your sunglasses and I think if I was ever going to buy a pair, it would be right here, right now,” I told the lovely sales assistant.
So I did.
You don’t go up to a checkout either. You wait on that sofa while they bring you the bill in a folder like you are in a restaurant. They hand you this with your bagged purchase and for a moment you think you are that girl – any girl – from the movies …
And then the spell is broken as it’s time to get back on that damn tour bus.
But you have that bag and those sunnies and every time you wear them you will think of that moment … and it will make you smile a smile almost as wide as Julia Roberts’.
I know these sunglasses are not the only thing I purchased while in the US but they were the most expensive.
So, in the spirit of these regular shopping confessions posts, I thought I’d confess my extravagance in an understanding space
Now, it’s over to you. The Styling You Shopping Confessional is now open.
What have you bought lately? Did you snare a bargain or treat yourself to something OTT like I did?
PS. I’d love to give a big bloggie shout out to the bloggers who guest posted for me last week. Please go check our their blogs. They are all awesome, amazing women and they helped me to transition back to regular programming more than they will ever no.