September 2014: What I bought, watched and read
WHAT I WATCHED
Other than Project Runway and Top Chef Duels, not much. I’ve been so tired trying to get everything done such as:
- move to a new apartment
- buy a new car
- finalize stuff for my contract so I could begin working ASAP (I wasn’t the one delaying things)
- buying stuff for work – realized I had no pens whatsoever
- wrapping up loose ends before going back to work in terms of Baby Bun’s administrative stuff (investing, vaccines, etc)
- transitioning Baby Bun over to Daddy who will be watching his butt full-time now
All of that took a lot of time and effort, and I tried to cram it into 3 weeks… SO you can imagine I had zero time to do anything. I’m pretty tired.
Baby Bun has also started waking up again during the night to feed because Daddy is trying to take over and he isn’t eating enough during the day. On top of that, I am disappearing for 4-5 hours at a time to transition this period a little smoothly and it is not going well.
He screamed for 4 hours when I left.
Let’s just put it that way. *sigh* I hope he gets over this in a week or two.
WHAT I READ
As you can see from above, I haven’t had time to read much either. Too much going on.
I’m slowing down on the reading because I’m going back to work. No more idle free time for me, but I think from all the books I’ve read thus far, I’m well over 50 books read.
That said, I did read a bit this month:
[ BIOGRAPHY / TYCOON / HISTORY ]
I read the book and thought: Wow. They don’t make employers like him any more. If he saw the way people were being treated today, he’d blow a gasket.
What a great guy. Very kind, ahead of his time, and although he was a bit sexist (who wasn’t in those days?), he was a product of his generation and a truly well-deserved, rich person.
So while I had ZERO time to read or watch shows, I’ve had plenty of time to shop LOL
SHOP SHOP SHOP I did.
I spent a good $11,000 this month including rent at $2100 and household bills.
WHAT I BOUGHT
I also bought some flats but that’ll be documented in October when they’re made (8 weeks) and shipped to me.
A USED CAR IN CASH – $9000
Remember how I said I needed a car because getting to work by metro was NOT AN OPTION?
Well I bought a car, used in cash. It’s a 2009 vehicle which is a huge upgrade (11 years) from my old minivan which was a 1998 wreck.
With the license plate, taxes and the car itself, I paid $9000 in cash.
In literally ONE DAY, I spent $9000. Most expensive day of my life, to date.
My insurance is $350 a year because no one is going to steal or want to burn this car.
I mean really….
Anyway, I like it.
It has to be cleaned meticulously (my partner has offered to clean it for me).
Gas is about $85 for a full tank of 50L, and I figure I’ll fill up every 3 weeks or so, which works out to $28.33 a month in gas. Not bad.
I also have to invest in some winter tires (there goes another $400), and new mats, rust proofing, etc etc.. all of which my partner has offered to do for me.
On to the fun stuff!
SKIN ILLUMINATING ATMOSPHERE SWEATPANTS – $135 CAD
I caved. Not only did I break my retail ban once again (hey I’m only a month off), I bought sweatpants.
Bought these in a size 1 (small) at Holt Renfrew and I love them!
I know paying over $100 for some sweatpants sounds ridiculous but they’re made in Peru of 97% Pima cotton (3% spandex), and the brand Skin is so incredibly comfortable it’s worth it.
Another option I was looking at were the Roots sweatpants but they’re made in China and they have polyester in them which I touched in-store and felt like they were a bit stiff and rough compared to the Skin version which is super soft and thin.
Why am I justifying my purchase? They’re the bomb!
Two pockets in the back, super comfy.. I love them.
SKIN PJ PANTS WITH PIPING – $57 USD
I love the brand Skin, so it’s no surprise when I saw them on sale at half off I had to buy them.
They’re sold out but similar ones can be found here.
I love the piping on the side an they’re a great lounging around home pant. They’re nice enough that I could even consider wearing them outside if they weren’t so darn transparent in white.
Two pockets on the side, a bit transparent, but very soft and I think they’re great.
Two pairs of lounge pants. LOL.
[THRIFTED] DKNY GREY BOILED WOOL PONCHO – $525
I had kind of been hunting for a poncho / cape deal for a long time now. I don’t like the capes where they only have little slits in front to stick your arms (how WEIRD is that!?) and I didn’t like other styles where it was shapeless, baggy, too poncho-y.. you know what I mean.
So when I stumbled upon this wool cape in a thrift store from DKNY, I pounced.
It basically looks like this shape, but in a boiled grey wool and not a knitted cashmere.
This particular poncho is Ralph Lauren’s Black Label around $1200…. I have no idea how much the DKNY one was at retail but.. safe to say around the same price range?
It feels like a great big, comfy blanket wrapped around me and I love it.
[THRIFTED] EQUIPMENT JADE GREEN SILK SLEEVELESS TOP – $60
I mean.. C’MON!
How can you go wrong??
There is no other answer than: you can’t.
I love it. I’m thinking of ways to wear it tucked into skirts…
VELVET FLOCKED HANGERS, HANGER CLIPS GALORE! – $100
In addition to the 36 hangers I own, I needed another 50, plus 30 pairs of clips to hang up my skirts and pants O_O
My partner gave me TWO closets. The one in the bedroom and the one in the hallway. The hallway holds my coats, scarves, boots and shoes. The one in the bedroom is just clothing.
I’ll take pictures once it’s all done.
I spent a good $100 or so in buying 50 more hangers and more clips. I’m hoping to have a PERFECTLY organized wardrobe that I can take pictures of and be proud to show you all…
I <3 Amazon. That is all.