The Shopping Guilt!

Friday, 9 December 2011

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After returning from my weekend in the Cotswolds, I thought I would be super-organised and started my Christmas shopping with gusto. Maybe a little too much gusto as the bank promptly froze my card (I made so many transactions that they thought my card was stolen)! I am not sure if this has ever happened to you but if it has, you might understand my mortification at having to call the fraud department and verify every transaction for the past week! I found myself becoming rather defensive the further down the long list we got until at one point I started justifying spending my own money. I found myself repeating (rather shrilly now that I think about it) "But it was on sale! It would have been silly of me NOT to have bought it!". After I put down the phone, I had full-blown Christmas shopping guilt – a syndrome that plagues me every year! Does this happen to you too? I guess I am just going to have to admire these beautiful buttery velvety heels popping up on Pinterest from afar then… 

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  1. those shoes! be still my beating heart. and, yes, my bank has called me before about too many transactions i made. it's kind of hilarious. and guilt-inducing. i feel your pain!

  2. I'm drooling over these heels -- they're so gorgeous! But, oh, what a pain to have to go through that with your card company. I suffer from guilt like this too. I popped out for some Christmas errands yesterday and came home with a few goodies for myself. Oops!

  3. Oh,no!- they totally interrupted your shopping as it seems you were on a roll!
    These are some serious shoes though, hope you can get your shopping on again soon!

  4. My favourites are the 3rd and 5th pictures! I can't believe that they froze your account! My account gets so much use year round that they probably don't notice any difference at Christmas.


  5. That first pair of nude Mary Janes are making me swoon!

  6. Hilarious, Meghan! I try to keep a balance when it comes to Christmas shopping. Those two first pair are gorgeous!

  7. I understand your frustration with the bank. It's crazy to have to justify using your own money to buy things! But I get their point as well, which is to prevent fraud. Lovely heels, by the way.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. That is a great story! Glad they are taking care of you, but so sad they had to put a stop to the fun! I want the blue velvet heels SO bad - love them!
    Much love,

  9. Oh my goodness, it's funny that I read your post now ........ I went Christmas shopping for my nieces and nephews but I got snagged by a beautiful pair of boots. .............. I don't know, what would you do? The boots came home with me and are now in the trunk of my car so hubby doesn't find out quite yet.


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