Rue La La got me again. I simply couldn’t help myself. I haven’t had a set of bedding that made me feel like a fairy princess in years, and the Amanda Duvet from Blissliving is seriously pretty pretty princess purple and I love it. I can’t wait to re-do our bedroom in shades of purple! Thankfully CK is a very easygoing boyfriend. I could probably festoon the room in glitter and paper cranes and he’d just lay beside me happily snoring away. Besides, a lady’s bedroom should be her sanctuary and right now my bedroom looks like man central with a side of cats. Dear: CK, Watson, and Dexter – look out! There’s a new sheriff in town and she carries a mean wand.
I know I go a little loopy with the whole pink thing, but in reality it’s not my favorite color. My actual favorite color is purple and has been since I was five years old. In kindergarten I had a lavender spring coat, purple jelly shoes, and would only eat grape popsicles, but in general I don’t buy that many purple colored clothes. I have a sweater and maybe a shirt or two, but yesterday I found the most gorgeous purple winter coat online. It’s absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, it’s also $330. Which I don’t think I could ever seriously justify purchasing in a million years. Although believe me I’ve been trying for two days. So far my internal argument includes the following:
- I haven’t bought a new winter coat in three years, which technically means I’ve saved hypothetical money and I should allow myself to buy the coat.
- Winter in New England is dreary, dismal, and downright depressing. My current wool coat is black. Not exactly a mood lifting color. I theorize that this royal violet coat with accompanying grape cashmere scarf will allow me to skip about the streets in a happy daze during the bi-weekly snowstorms we’re bound to have.
- It’s pretty! It will make me feel pretty. My ratty old coat from The Gap that I bought on clearance definitely does not.
Update: I just checked availability and all of my dreams have been dashed as the coat is sold out in not only my size but pretty much every size. It’s October 7th! How can J. Crew already be sold out of a winter coat? Boo! If you happen upon a pretty purple coat in your own shopping travels will you please let me know? I’m completely enamored with the idea now.