My name is Pink Champagne, and I'm a shopaholic.
Yes, ladies, it's true: I have given up shopping for Lent. Cold turkey.
It has been a day and a half, and I am on the verge of breaking already... it's going to be a loooong 40 days!
A few of my favorite quotes from my shopping soul sister, Rebecca Bloomwood:
Well, these cashmere gloves I need...as it is winter, and I have... hands!
So that's all. I'll buy these and these alone. My gosh, Missoni! Now walk away, strong and frugal. Oh, my God! Pucci boots. Fifty percent off? Do I need these? Do I need these? Do I NEED these?
When I shop the world gets better, the world is better; and then it's not anymore and I have to do it again.
A store can awaken a lust for things you never knew you needed.
You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that's what it's like when I see a store. Only it's better.
Uh, I mean, I like shopping. Is there anything so wrong with that? I mean, stores are put there to enjoy. Uh, the experience is enjoyable. Well, more than enjoyable. It's... It's beautiful. The sheen of silk, draped across a mannequin. Oh, the smell of new Italian leather shoes. Oh... The rush you feel when you swipe your card. And it's approved. And it all belongs to you!
This is my bridesmaid's dress. Please! How many of us have used that one before, hmm?
You sold all of your clothes and kept THAT?
It's a desperately important scarf.
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Oh, why oh why didn't I just give up chocolate? Le sigh. Wish me luck, ladies... it's not going to be an easy road!