Thursday, February 10, 2011

let us all shop, shop and shop some more

The whole city is on sale. At least, i think so. i shopped a lot online when i was recovering from my accident. My excuse was that i had to make myself feel like i am going on with my normal life. Now, i realise i am shopping even more. online, offline, anyline... i am registered at many online shopping sites. Surprisingly, i take that much time as i would when i really go shopping:

Does anybody else at work have it?
Will it make me look fat/too skinny?
can i afford t?
Can i wear it to work? (i have no other social life these days)
Will the husband mind (he doesn't care, but it is part of protocol and i act concerned)
is the colour right?
can i hide it in the closet?
offline, i walk closer and then walk away and look at it from a distance, then take it to the trial room. Online, i zoom in and zoom out the image, then read the specifications, again and again.

If you feel guilty, what do you do? Spread the virus, or let's say, spread the love. And a blessing in disguise happened in the name of Fashion and you. Now, we have been exposed to all kinds of brands from the comfort of our drawing rooms and the various media available. We don't wear them, but ya ya, we know them. And then there are these fashion weeks that happen, almost every week. After a point, you'll see Wills ShivajiNagar Fashion week, Wills Kengeri Fashion week, Wills Dharvi Fashion week etc. Without diverting anymore, Fashion and You empowers you (bakra banaos) to reach out to some labels. The products are good and the prices are reasonable. It works only through reference, and you get discounts each time your friends buy for a certain amount. So, you buy and she buys, and he buys, and all of you buy and they make merry and also the money. So, if you want to feel less guilty about shopping too much, refer your friends. i can send the invite too. Drop me a mail.

Right now, there is Happiness Sale @Central (what are they happy about, i don't know), Shoppers' Stop and LifeStyle too. I am into Home Decor right now. Lifestyle had better and cheaper stuffs than Shoppers' Stop. Bought candles, vases, decorative stones etc. Took me about 2 hours to select them. i felt, smelt, touched, looked, sighed and then bought.
Today, i am living up to this thought that came through my Word-of-the-day subscription.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. -Jerome K. Jerome, humorist and playwright (1859-1927)


Srini said...

Hello! Excellent blog!! keep writing, and all the best!

S said...

Discounts in all shapes, forms and sizes are welcome :D
About indulgence, have u tried snapdeal? I am sure u would have :)
Even I take A LOT of time while shopping.. and one cardinal question that I try to answer religiously is-
Is it worth the money? ;)
Doesn't work well always :P

p.s: Loved the quote in the end :)

Meenakshy said...

Then there is ebay and flipkart too.. not apparels but so so many other things.. this is crazy..
I like the way you ended the post :)

Arunima said...

@Meenakshy: and I am there too :-)

ganapati said...

nice post... i love shopping but money is always a problem when i am in college.. asking for money too often from dad isnt that good.. but at home i enjoy shopping with dad's pockets.. and yeah i love buying books on flipkart..

AmitL said...

haha..Arunima,this is one fun post..good to read @ all the shopping sprees...the question thoughts that come to your mind were pretty good,too.:)And,what an idea,for online shopping-zooming in and out an image, reading specs..:)
Loved the Jerome K Jerome thought..I'm using it as my inspiration for the day, on amitsinspirations...can't wait for you to give permission..hahaha(I know u'll say ok..haha)

Arunima said...

@amitl: please spraed it. :-)