Woop de woop, I'm off to Paris tonight!!! As it's on the cheap, we're leaving at 9pm and arriving at 9am, so it's going to be an all-nighter on the coach. Here is my survival kit:
The exchange rate is even more shocking than went I went to Florence a few weeks ago. I've almost forgotten happier times when things could actually be cheaper on the continent and I would occasionally come back with significantly more. Oh well, I'll see how far my barely triple digit Euro figure takes me, and if it's not far at all, there's always the shiny pictures in Grazia to look at and the cupcakes to feast on. Hopefully I can resist the urge to overspend, when faced with temptation. I'm trying to prepare a handy map, so I will know where I'm going this time (I've learnt after wandering around aimlessly in Firenze), and am trying to plot a few recommendations I've seen on the blogs.
I actually managed to win something on Ebay the other day. After coveting this lace top in Topshop, but not quite willing to spend £25 on something so unsubstantial when I really needed a lightweight jacket, I popped lace vest top into the search bar, and ended up with this...
It was ridiculously easy to win, the seller hailed from Australia, so although it ended at 7am (I was not getting up that early), my 1pm bid the day before was enough. Cost to me? Five shiny pounds! I think this new approach to shopping is working well. I'm also selling a few bits (too shocking to post here) so hopefully I can make enough to cancel out recent purchases slightly. Then the real budgeting must start.
Anyways, I'm off to pack a ridiculous amount of clothing for 2.5 days. I'll let you know how I get on (and whether I can get any sneaky pics in the Sonia Rykiel exhibition, or afford anything other than tights).