For a time, I did really well on my purpose of stopping impulse buying.
And then my little sister came to visit us and next thing I remember is leaving the house to get some cake (gluttony runs in the family, you can be sure), and coming back with aforementioned cake, and an elfic/Tyrell-style tiara. YES, a bloody tiara. Because... well, because I stumbled upon it at a random high street store, it was on sale, and it was stunningly beautiful, and... you never know if you´ll be invited to have tea with the queen, right? Right...? And yes, in case you were wondering, I have absolutely no justification for it, other than the very reasonable discount price and its alleged beauty.
So more or less, my sis and I had a little drama play in the store, while trying to decide if I really needed to make the purchase. Because well, you know, sometimes the "good angel vs. naughty devil" scene can help. In order to illustrate the whole case, this is a quick reconstruction of it:
"OMG!" I shouted. "Look at the tiara!"
"It´s cute." Said little sister playing the adult in this conversation. "But what do you need another tiara for?"
"What do you mean?" I asked. "IT IS A TIARA!"
"Yes, I see that. But when are you wearing it?"
"You never know. I could wear it at a ball, or at formal dinner..."
"You mean, this century?" She asked skeptically. "Won´t it seat in your hat box like forever?"
"I see your point." I answered thinking a second about it."Now stop being so thoughtful, you little sister and please, proceed to give the tiara to its future owner".
"But you just said..."
"GIMME THE TIARA, PLEAZZZZ!"
And that was it... Too many times impulse shopping starts going out for a cup of tea and some cake. However, in my defense I decided I can use this little treasure to complete some of my Gothic & Lolita coordinates at future events (as the drafted one you can see in these pictures), or as part of some characterization for upcoming LARP games.