I have a confession

Sadly this is not what I look like in a sari. Replace the majestic babe with an awkward looking white woman and you're on the right track

Sadly this is not what I look like in a sari. Replace the majestic babe with an awkward looking white woman and you’re on the right track

I am a little bit addicted to buying things online.

I got tipsy and bought two saris the other night.

The thought process went like this:

  1. I have to go to an awards function
  2. I need to find something to wear
  3. Let me just look online
  4. There is nothing in my size
  5. Argh. I am so fat.
  6. Maybe I should wear a sari? Everyone looks beautiful in a sari! SARIS! (bid, bid, bid)

Hence, I am now the proud owner of two saris and no, I am not going to wear one to a work function.

Having said that, I am something of a pro online bargain shopper. I managed to buy most of the furniture for The Spark and I’s love shack from the interweb. $5.50 dining table. $50 three piece couch. $50 chairs.

I have also supported the local Vinnies by pretending to be a fabulous and misunderstand styling genius who just needs to be discovered by Vogue Living.

I feel good about buying things this way. I know my money is helping someone, whether it’s a Gumtree advertiser or a family in need. I also feel happy knowing that I’m never going to be worried about this stuff. If I spill wine on it, c’est la vie. If it all burns down, then OK.

There’s also the addictive sense of exploration, the feeling that you’re hunting for treasure. I love that you can find things from many different eras, in many different styles.

What’s the best thing you’ve bought online? And the worst?

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One Response to “I have a confession”
  1. Emma Lovell says:

    you are classic!

    If you need sari advice i got it

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