Thursday, 29 October 2009
Get on your boots
And so yet another Thursday rolls around, which means donning sensible boots and setting the alarm for an ungodly hour in anticipation of the weekly car boot sale. The unseasonably warm weather and school holidays meant that the field was packed with sellers this morning but paradoxically, because the huge choice is so random, a treasure shines more visibly.
I often leave the house with a current inspiration in mind, perhaps a hand knitted slouchy mohair jumper to wear with skinny acid wash jeans or something in mustard and lime green. It's a strange psychological trick to play on yourself - if you're focusing on something other treasures can impinge on your peripheral vision, appealing to your unconscious.
With no idea of what you may find, there's every possibility of a chance encounter of falling in love with something you've been searching for all your life.
Today's bargains included: This season's TopShop and H&M earrings, two gloriously butter soft navy leather bags with Italian labels, a leather bag with a tooled peacock design, Vintage Renata of Italy and Gina shoes, TopShop shoe boots with the store tags and tissue paper stuffing intact and today's ultimate indulgence - Tod's turquoise python boots with a fur trim.
Total spend: £25