05 October 2010

Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)*

I touched on my love of October in my last post. I could ramble on about the quality of light and the falling leaves and they do play their part in my autumnal love affair. But predominantly, if I’m honest, it’s the shopping.

The shops and blogs and magazines are full of beautiful, wearable, covetable items and though I probably say it every year, this season it seems like there’s more to lust after than ever before. Rich, deep red lipstick (hello, Tom Ford), cosy knitwear, ladylike handbags and snug knee-high boots…

It’s such a pity that I chopped up my credit card before I got my hands on those lovelies.

But the jewel in the crown of these beautiful new season offerings just has to be the winter coat. And that is one purchase I can most certainly justify, seeing as my old one is threadbare in one arm and the lining is hanging in ribbons.

Imagine my delight when I found this woollen camel beauty on the high street. I tried it on and immediately fell for everything about it. The colour, the fit and both arms with thread in all the right places.   

But here’s the rub. This coat, on the Monsoon website, is priced at £160 pounds sterling. The exact same coat, in Monsoon on Dublin’s Grafton Street, cost me a whopping €250 of my hard-earned euro money.

I’ve never had much of a head for sums, but even I know that’s not right.
It's true what they say: love hurts.

Picture credit: Ada coat, Monsoon.co.uk website

*Post Title:  Buzzcocks, 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)'

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