Not a self imposed total ban on spending,
just watching the purse strings a little more carefully so that we can embark on a renovation that has long been overdue.
The mantra being "living better, consuming less."
Debt has become such a large scale problem on the global stage and it is affecting all of us worldwide.
If we cannot manage our personal financial houses how can we expect the leaders and politicians to keep fiscally responsible?
Saving money is not easy for me as I am easily tempted by luxe products
and I have a tendency to indulge myself more often than not.
I am going to try very hard to be more mindful of my spending habits,
using cash and the bank debit card for all but online transactions.
Restraint with a "capital" R.
(not a capital H for Hermes)
Back to school shoes...
Shoes to wear with skirts and dresses
These are very pedestrian foot friendly
perfect for a Humble Hostess.
I am shod for September's school bell which will be ringing in a few days.
My closet is looking lean
in shades of black white and grey
with several LBD's
a few basic classic garments
that will transition together
making a multiple of looks
with scarves, bangles and baubles
I am set.
I feel more like a French girl than ever before!
Parisian Chic did inspire me to make a fresh start
culling the unloved and unworn sad sacks that hung in wait to haunt me
whispering ever so subtly
"ha ha told you so"
The bulk of which were patterned garments of flimsy fabrics
purchased on a whim
as a tonic
to appease a low ebb.
Just to be upfront and clear
I am not giving up
no apologies to Ines
I did enjoy this book.
It was a very quick read and I think would be very helpful as a guide to shopping in Paris.
The iconic double breasted/belted French trench is something I have lusted after
yet it does not suit my frame.
A figure skimming shape with a row of single buttons with a built in half back belt detail work much better.
and I sourced a very affordable example at Land's End.
(as I type it is in transit)
There is not much left on my back-to-school list.
I'm feeling pretty content with the pieces that I have acquired and I have not blown the budget.
I'm ready to meet and greet the staff and students.