Things I Want to Buy But Can’t

“It’s a horrible thing to have champagne taste and a soda budget.”
– Mum

I have to keep reminding myself that as fabulous as I am in my head, I still haven’t managed to finagle a book deal, become the mistress of some Italian magnate, or convince Society to sponsor me as a witty companion…ergo I am still poor.   Especially since I am still financially recovering from Christmas shopping for approximately thirty million people (and/or the items on my lust list are prohibitively expensive and I could never justify it):

Let's start with the most expensive and unnecessary shall we? Because I cannot have it.
An absolutely gorgeous print from Spanish artist Blanca Gomez, and which costs $12 just to ship. Which does not matter because I cannot have it.
Also comes in Navy, which is sold out of my size. But it doesn't matter because I cannot have it.

8 thoughts on “Things I Want to Buy But Can’t”

  1. I feel your pain my sister. I do, I do. Then we are insulted and ASSAULTED by the Snooki’s of the world getting publishing contracts.

    I have my own list of WANTs that I must drool over. My dog is complaining over the damp.

    Sigh

    1. No kidding, right? Where are the Audrey Hepburns of today? It’s all about Snooki and the Bad Girls Club.

      C- your day will come when America gets tired of the trash and dumps it. Until then, keep up your classy chin up!

  2. Darling. I have been desperately desiring a full set of black pearls (from choker to rope) for nearly two years now, and alas, I am a broke grad student who refuses to take advantage of her luxe-incomed forbears.

    Our day will come…

    1. Commiserating, dearest. Alternatively, I have excellent ideas for presents for you for the next few years (thanks to a brother in law who spends a lot of time with the pearl traders in China). Also, I may or may not have just bought the dress anyway…

  3. I’ve been thinking of that quote from your mother quite often recently…as I try to stop from even thinking about the things I can’t have, so I don’t get too upset. =). However, I finally went on a (MUCH needed) shopping trip a few weeks ago with a good friend, and emerged triumphant with a new round of clothes…for the first time in about 3 1/2 years. Hooray for Christmas money!

    1. I’m glad you got some pretty! There is nothing wrong with pretty as long as you do it wisely – and a 3.5 year break definitely qualifies you. No guilt allowed! Miss you, girl!

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