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Sometimes its ok to let go and give in to your heart’s desire. Even if it is your materialist heart’s desire. Life is too short, so if you really want something, go after it – even if it is Louboutins, Manolos, Sophia Websters or Rockstud Valentinos!

After all, if you can’t treat yourself, who canThats my moto anyway!

#BuyTheShoes

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We’ve all been there, done that and as a result, know how much it sucks. It’s ok from time to time, just don’t let it become a habit because that’s when it becomes a problem. I’d rather have the confessions of a shopaholic than regret of a sensible person! Wouldn’t you? With summer drawing to an end so are the sales, and if it already hasn’t AW collections are about to hit the stores.

So history doesn’t repeat itself, keep an eye out for that winter favourite, because it’ll be gone in a flash. With that said, some stores still have final clearance sales, so if an item you’ve had your eyes on is still up for grabs, go grab it while you still can or the ghost of fashions past will be on a new haunt! Just saying! 

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Coming from Brazil where the merchandise is far less authentic, I went a little crazy when I got to Peru. From traditional stripped gringo trousers, the cutest fabric backpacks, alpaca jumpers, blankets, scarfs and socks to pretty patterned purses, quirky leather handbags and funky footwear; I’ve become obsessed. I mean how can I not? Everything is so awesome. The bright colours. The cool textiles. The unbelievably soft baby lama apparel. The unique patterns. The authentic essence. I love it all and I can not get enough.

So I’ve gone passed denial and reached acceptance now, because since landing in Peru I haven’t managed to walk through a single textiles market and not buy a thing. After holding back my shopping addiction for 10 weeks, I’ve well and truly had a relapse- now I have no control. So yes, I’ve become a market junkie.

I’m not quite sure why or how I’ve gone back to embracing my inner shopaholic; it’s not like I’ve been able to walk into Zara, Topshop or Selfridges in the past 3 months. Nevertheless, I now have two pieces of extra luggage filled with South American goodies and I can’t wait to get home and utilise them all. I’m actually quite looking forward to summer in the UK. With less than 3 weeks to go; bring it on!

As much as “I heart NY”, may heart also belongs in a designer bag. Currently on a cheeky trip to New York, I came across these BEAUTIES, in the city’s most luxurious shopping district; Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue! With block after block of designer flagships, I knew I was in the right place. Now in this concrete jungle, I’m just waiting for ” my dreams to comes true” so I can purchase a bag or five!

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Vicky s

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Little pink box

For all the females and fruity men:
I’m sure you’ll agree when I say that there isn’t a much better feeling than taking your bra off. Whether its the end of the night, middle of the afternoon or first thing in the morning, that transition to freedom is one to none, and very much appreciated.

However….if you ever tried on a Victoria Secret’s bra you’d seriously reconsider your opinion. The luxurious lace, silky soft texture, pretty patterns and lets not forget the sexy undies to match; will have you taking the bra off, just to be able to put it back on again!

The little pink box is satisfying enough but the moment you try your VS on, “satisfaction” becomes an understatement,more secrets are made and you won’t want to take it off!

Pretty pink bag

Pretty pink bag

Regardless of which Hemisphere you’re in, fashionistas all over the world are constantly on the hunt for the best deals.

I recently caught up with my fellow fashion blogger; Joshua Schaberg founder of “Metallic Dapper” (you really ought to check out his blog and follow here) to discuss our shopping habits and the million dollar topic; In-store Vs. Online?

Whether you’re a vintage market huntsman, a department shopaholic or an online junkie, here are some of our thoughts on the pro’s and con’s of each:

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Does Online do it for you?

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Do you prefer In-store too?

Whilst the Internet is fantastic and the fact that its 24-7-365 is amazing, when it comes to shopping for fashion, we most definitely agree and prefer shopping in-store. To really see our purchases. To touch them. To hold them and feel them!  Don’t get us wrong; We do enjoy clicking away and filling up our basket in the comfort of our own homes, but the level satisfaction just isn’t the same.

Of course there’s that moment when the doorbell rings and it’s the postman, who for those 2 minutes just so happens to be your favorite person. All because you had been waiting the entire day for that one special package, which had an ETA between 10am-4pm; and obviously it arrived bang on 3:58pm! Yes, that rush of excitement and adrenaline is fantastic, (the type that makes you fall up the stairs, just so you can open it quicker) but why put yourself through the wait, if you can feel that excitement 3-5 days earlier; minus P&P!

It is about the instant satisfaction shopping on the high street, a mall or department store brings. It’s that silly grin you have on your face when the cashier hands you your bag(s). It’s the joys of retail therapy; socializing, singing along to background music, sometimes dancing (especially if you’re Joshua), spending hours in and out of fitting rooms (indecisive as hell if your anything like me) and best of all-carrying all those glorious shopping bags!

I mean what would the world be like, if we watched Carry Bradshaw sit at home and shop online for 6 years? 

(Contributing writers were Savannah Charles and Joshua Schaberg from the Metallic Dapper )

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