Saturday, September 18, 2010
"Currently crushing on ..." - why virtual window shopping will (err, might) save the world.
I am feeling rather pleased with myself. I have discovered lately that sudden urges to splurge ( hey that rhymes urge to splurge ) needn't be suppressed at all , they are easily handled through virtual shopping followed by blogging or tweeting about what you loved- Its almost like the real thing.
So, I thought to myself - why not share some of my "I-would-buy-this-in-a-heartbeat-if-I-had-a-teensy-bit-more-credit-on-my-card " kind of discoveries on my blog !! And also why I love them (Obviously there has to be something timelessly chic about them). Many people do this and now I know why they are happy , consistent bloggers.
These Objets de désir, would be from my favorite online window shopping destinations (the whole worlds' probably) net-a-porter and theoutnet and many others , sometimes even sets from Polyvore could appear here, and it would obviously mean I want almost everything on that set.
I think It's quite brilliant - get rid of the immediate need to see and discuss awe-inspiring designs and droolworthy items, as well as generate a little (actually quite a bit more , considering how many things I am lusting after, at any point in time) more content for my woefully un-updated blog !!
Yes , yes , I know some people would think this is like cheating, and to be a really " better " (recession matured and responsible ) person you must get rid of the desire to own expensive beautiful objects and start thinking about saving for that proverbial rainy day and saving the planet etc.
I agree, with the first part - money has to be kept aside for the rainy days/years !!
Im not sure about humans saving the planet, frankly, I think its a tad too late for that...but this might help as much as anything else!
But , not to digress,I think this one of those things where cheating (of the type I am talking about in this post- harmless) is not only acceptable, its highly recommended.
Think, nicotine patches and AA , support systems - they help !!
Whats the problem with ogling at fabulously designed clothes, bags and shoes online ? None whatsoever- that I can see .Okay, you would probably spend a lot more time surfing than you should , but whatever...who doesn't? Plus your blog isn't such a disgrace anymore...
And- I have an unlimited surfing package from my cable guy, so there.
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