Is a little bit of retail therapy. Personally, I am a strong supporter of the stance which maintains that retail therapy is way cheaper than actual counselling, and if less long-lasting, just as effective therefore more worthwhile. Plus you'll be a better-dressed depressed person!
Anyway, I hadn't bought anything for a long while, and I was beginning to get a bit stressed. I felt like I deserved a reward for all my hard work and some nice results, and since no-one else seemed to feel the same way.. I set off on a search for a leopard print coat as a nice pat on the back. I came back with this:
Sort of close, yes? In my defence, I'd been looking for a new bag for a while. A neutral coloured leather and roomy bag with gold hardware. Right.
Nevertheless, I am immensely pleased with my pretty little purchase. There is a BEAUTIFUL pink lining, which we've already established is far more important than the actual item. Despite the petiteness, there are plenty of little compartments so that all my stuff can vaguely fit (if I pack selectively). The colours go perfectly with my winter palette of grey and black. Most importantly this bag fits neatly in with my new aim to shop as much as possible from independent designers and as little as possible from the evil high street.
If you want to buy your own completely unnecessary but guiltless bit of retail therapy, have a browse on the Kate Sheridan website. I bought my bag at Spitalfields Market where they sell these bags on a Sunday. There is loads of absolutely beautiful ware being sold at Spitalfields on a Sunday, including accessories with an AMAZINGLY GSOH.