So on the January 1st, since it was the new year and all that jazz and since there was money in the account as the company had given the salary earlier (how considerate of them eh?, even if they dont give raises, they give salary on time!) I decided to go shopping. And just to confess, the last time I spent so much money on myself was for my wedding about 7.5 years ago!
Enlightened with the fact that I am NEVER EVER EVER going to fit into a size 32 pant or jeans, and also lamenting on the fact that the darn jeans button keeps going further and further away from its hole as if to mock my ever expanding waist, I decided to go shopping. I told RD I am going to spend a LOT of money on shopping for clothes. RD just looked at me disbelievingly and says…you know what he says, he just says ‘OK’ gah!
Anyways, so we started out fresh and enthused on January 1st. First I went to buy a chaniya choli for myself (and the brat!) but this post is about MY shopping!
Now I havent worn a chaniya choli in years. Ever since I delivered R. Go figure, my roots in Gujarat,and I dont own a chaniya choli. With the friend’s wedding in Gujarat coming end of month (yay!) I decided to get myself a chaniya choli. Till I heard the prices. 2K, 3K, 4K…errr…bhai, aanathi oochu kai nathi? (isnt there something cheaper) I asked him. He stared at me and said 1K nu che, pan simple che. (There is one of 1K but its simple) Chalse chalse (its okay its okay)
and I selected that one. Traditional colours – green, yellow and white. RD seconded it. and so did R, though she liked a magenta one..RD thought this one was better. And honestly between RD and R, I prefer choosing RD’s choice. R does have a very very bright colour theory for her clothes, brighter, jazzier, more dhinkchak, its better – is her idea of a great dress!
Anyways that done, I wanted to get matching bangles for that. RD was a little taken aback by that suggestion. you want to buy bangles? he asked. Yes yes I said enthusiastically. (We got bangles for the brat as well, but thats not the point of the post, its about MY shopping!)
So we bought bangles worth (hold you breath!) Rs. 200 for me. Just to match with that chaniya choli. That guy made a lovely design with some pearl bangles worth Rs. 170 and RD was sold to it. I refused, RD argued, the salesman pitched. End result – we spent Rs.200. And then some bindis and stuff we bought for both R and I. And then R said Amma mereko pink lipstick chaheye. Please Amma, only for K Mamu’s shaadi. I will never wear it anywhere else. The practical mom in me, wanted to say no, but I was like, okay may be just once. I said okay. She selected the BRIGHEST pink of the group. and when the man said Rs. 255 for one lipstick, RD mouth just opened up in shock. Its Lakme RD, I told him. But isnt it too expensive he asks me. Well, its good quality. And lipsticks I think are pretty expensive. He just nodded his head mutely and shelled out the money. I am wondering whether it was worth buying something so expensive, because R is going to use it for one day and it will remain in the drawer for the next dont know how many years 😦 (on second thoughts, good I dont wear make up, its so bloody expensive now a days!)
Then we went to this mall where these shops were having the sales and stuff. I picked up a pant and a couple of bed sheets for the brat. (chota bheem and chutki ones *rolls eyes*)
From there, RD the enthused went to another mall and we bought even more clothes. I refused to put down on the blog how much I got (for the fear that it will make me feel really guilty if I re-read this post in my 60s), but I got quite a lot! Waaaaaaaaayyyyy beyond what I thought I would buy. Trousers, jeans (thats only one they had with fit me well and its not low waist so yay to that!) and shirts and stuff..lets just leave it at that eh?
After we came back home, RD was so tired, but I went out again with R and got myself a pair of decent formal shoes. My earlier ones were torn. RD says they are not formal, but what does he know about fashion eh? 😉
In short, I have started the new year by managing to empty my bank account. I am dreading the days to come if the first day of the year gives an indication of the entire year to come :):)
Now the next thing in line is – Get a new wardrobe to accommodate all the clothes.
PS 1 – The lady who collects garbage from my house is going to very happy over this weekend. I have tons of stuff to give to her 😉
PS 2- The title is influenced by R’s weird language. The term is a combination of guilty + resolutions 🙂