Happiness

November 1st, 2010 — 8:50pm, 8 comments »

We all know that shopping doesn’t make us happy, right?  Well not really happy in a long term, meaningful way.  But what if it’s loads of fun, and can make us happy even for a little while, in a superficial way?  I’ll buy that.   Sounds like retail therapy…

For my money, online shopping has to be the most fun – and the most convenient way to do it. But not only is it fun and convenient, it’s exciting.   Apart from the thrill of buying something you know not everyone else has – like something hand made and unique from Etsy (especially fabulous because everything is always wrapped so beautifully and sent with personal hand written well wishes) – it’s the anticipation …  Waiting for that package, that special thing that will change your life, to arrive. I like to think that given my maturity, I appreciate the factor of delayed gratification.  For an international purchase (and they are very exciting) you have to wait at least a whole week before it actually arrives.  Then there’s the risk involved.   Oh yes, there are huge risks.  Will I like it, will it fit, will it even resemble the photograph of whatever I fell in love with? 

Well two out of three ain’t bad…  Today in the post I received this lovely package – from Anthropologie

Want to see inside? I know you do…

Are they not the sweetest, cutest shoes you have ever seen?  I just love them – the detail – look at that inner sole …

I’m not very good at taking self portraits…

but, the good news is they’re really really comfy,

the bad news is – that’s ’cause they’re too big!

While I wait for my feet to grow, I think they look pretty good in my bedroom. 

Alternatively, if you need a little ‘happiness’ in your life and you’re a size 39, (a largish 8 I think) – you can contact me by leaving a message after the post or send me an email at My Pink Door.