I’ll Take A Dozen Thank You

I’m on a budget that says…no, you can’t buy anything until work picks up. He’s very firm, that budget, so needless to say I’ve been behaving myself.

My credit cards have all gone to the mattresses, as they say in The Godfather…in seclusion waiting to bust out to knock off a few purchases when budget isn’t looking.

And one more thing…I’M FUCKING MISERABLE.

Camille and I went to Saks just to browse. Imagine going to the bakery to smell the bread. She was a real pal that day, not buying anything in front of me. At one point she gave me five bucks and sent me out for coffee while she got shoes.

When I saw the Jimmie Choo bag I hung my head in sorrow.

I’ve always worked, so this sojourn into sudden unemployment is quite disorienting. I will be posing for a photographer in June who wants to hire my upper back. I don’t know how I feel about selling body parts, but said yes anyway.

I then decided to buy myself something little, but what exactly. Even socks are pricy…dish towels? A used nighty on eBay? (UGH)

Then the matter was taken out of my hands when I found myself in Chinatown, an area I’m rarely in. There before me was a man selling bandanas in assorted colors.

“I’ll take a dozen,” I said, putting together a festive color palette. images Of course, I don’t wear bandanas as a rule, but buying them felt so good, I can’t tell you.Β  It was the first time I saw my wallet smile in a month.

I know someone who will look amazing in a bright blue images-1 that will bring out the hazel in her ears.

Who am I referring to?

I’ll give you a hint.

She’s a friend of mine with bedroom eyes who’s very tall if she stands on a chair.

As for the other 11, I can tuck them into birthday cards for those I love, or who I don’t want to spend money on.

Sometimes a girl just needs a fix that comes in a shopping bag.

images-2 Batter up…



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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14 Responses to I’ll Take A Dozen Thank You

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    I have a secret drawer that I keep little emergency gifts in. For a sudden forgotten birthday, extra guest at my Christmas party, etc. You have bandanas, Susannah, I have a bunch of end of season scarfs (on clearance) that will be ready for the Fall/Winter season.


    • I just got off on the purchase. He even put them in this bright orange bag. Chinatown is like a carnival with barkers that don’t need to bark. They just sit in their little cubicles and wait for someone like me to come and go nuts. I have to wash them all. They are so stiff they stand up πŸ™‚


  2. micklively says:

    Oh the joys of retail therapy.
    (I can’t comment further today as I’m nursing the mother of all hangovers from yesterday’s beer festival.)


  3. katecrimmins says:

    There is nothing like retail therapy. Some people don’t enjoy it but it’s better than valium for me! A little purchase and a Starbucks and I’m good to go (and back on the no-spending wagon!).


  4. backonmyown says:

    Hi Susannah. I’m trying not to shop right now too. I must say that I love your choice of bandana colors. I have dozens of them–all colors. I gave each grandchild one at Easter and we wore them in every imaginable way and took pictures of each other. Oh, and they make wonderful napkins for a very festive table.

    BTW, I love your book. Well done. And congratulations.


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