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write down everything I spend from this pay day to the next (read all 10 entries…)
Oh dear.

I went into Oasis. I was drawn in. I’m not normally big on shopping but I thought I might find something shruglike to wear with my summer-coping dress. I didn’t. But I did find a beeeyoootiful bright red embroidered dress at £35 reduced from £65. It’s kind of corseted, boned and ‘50s, with a sweetheart neckline, long straight backslit skirt and spaghetti straps, and it’s proper vavavoom curvalicious film starlet-stylee. I could probably wear it without a bra cos of the boning, and the colour is lush on me. I tried it on, agonised so hard I felt all twisted in my tummy, and decided not to buy it cos I couldn’t think of an occasion in which I’d wear it.

Then tripped along to Intermezzo for a coffee… where my brother’s girlfriend Janine, upon hearing of the dress, reminded me I have two weddings to go to this summer, confiscated my sensible veg and cheap toiletries shopping to behind the bar, and enlisted the rest of the bar staff to chant at me to go back and buy the damn thing until I did. Damn her.

It’s gorgeous though. I keep looking at it. And now I’m gonna have to buy shoes and accessories to go with it. Curses.

On the plus side, I have taken lunch in every day this week. Which doesn’t really make up for it.


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The pressure was on.

Seriously. Even the boys were nagging me to go back and buy the bloody dress. When I brought it back they oohed and aaahed over it, and Janine immediately started thinking “accessories”. Apparently white shoes would be too harsh! Bless her, she’s like a fashion plate. And because she’s a trained makeup artist she’s going to blend me a lipstick that matches it specially!

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It's very useful, I admit.

I’m not a great shopper. I don’t particularly enjoy it. I have been taught by what is practically an army of stylists – paperfaerie began my education, lucyann took over duties when she moved in, and Janine provides on-the-spot advice on a regular basis cos she’s always behind the bar at Intermezzo and therefore easy to corner. Any expensive makeup purchases get run by her first. She OK’d my recent Ruby and Millie concealer, and she’s right, it’s very good. Handy.

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Reduced from £55 to £10? That’s practically stealing. I want to see this skirt. I demand you wear it soon.

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You could't be a minger...

..if you wore a dress made of poo. You are one of those sickening naturally beautiful girls. But I still love you.

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you had to do it

it would have been false economy not to. and if you’re sly, you can deduct it from your taxes (or however that works in the uk) as interview wear.
they need never know

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Don't know about interview wear.

Maybe an interview for a saucy 1950s secretary called Miss Jones.

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Yes, I really should call back about that job.

It’s been a week now. How rude.

Oh, man, I really have to get myself a digital camera so I can take pics of all these dresses I keep buying. There seems to be a demand for them. I have a camera on my phone and it has a self-timer but stupid Sony Ericsson designed it so it won’t stand up on its own, and that’s no bloody good. I should write to them and point out the error of their ways.

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