Today I decided that seeing as it's my last day of holiday I am not even going to try to work. Yes, I could do with the extra work but I am not too far behind and it's a gorgeous day and I was feeling a bit 'blah' (yes, great description of my feelings there, I know). All holiday I have been so lazy and barely ventured out of a 3 mile circumference around my home. I had so many plans; couldn't be bothered with any of them. So today I headed off to my favourite shopping destination for a relaxing spot of window shopping: Covent Garden.
It's true what they say, isn't it, about only finding something when you're not looking for it. Although that's not the most useful piece of advice, as it's very difficult to let go of the tension when you really want/need something, it's a good thing to keep in mind in the opposite situation. By the opposite situation, I mean when you find a gorgeous pair of tall boots on the hottest day of the year so far. But they are such a classic style, very well made and HALF price despite (as a quick Google proved) still costing full price everywhere you can find them online.
So I bought them. Which is sad as I doubt I will be able to wear them very much for a good few months, however, come September I know I won't regret it. I would have had to have bought a new pair of boots then anyway as this year's cheap-ish M&S boots have proven not so durable - although I have worn them almost every day, several holes have appeared in the sole. In the meantime, I can just gaze at my new boots fondly.
I know plenty of people who like to buy their Christmas supplies just after Christmas when it's all on clearance, and sandals in the end-of-summer sales. It seems like a good money-saving tactic. Who else has bought something completely seasonally (or in some other way) inappropriate, knowing that it will be useful later?