When I was 20, my ex-boyfriend had my handwriting read by a graphologist. He wanted to learn more about my personality so he went the extra mile to achieve it with a help of an expert. It was the pre-Google era so obviously, there was no way he could Wikipedia or Bing my name nor my email address. From the reading, he found out that I am an inconsistent person. I would have offered him that information and saved him money if he was kind enough to ask me about it. His next big plan was to consult a fortune teller to know if we were going to last as a couple. I told him I could predict our future easily and gave him the bleak news. That was the last time I saw of him.
Consistency may not be my strongest attribute but I make sure that when I fall, I don't rise; I fly. So with all the slacking that I have done in 2009, I will try my best to get back on track and make things better. The year that was for me and Marbellastyle the blog was very good. I thank God and everyone I have met along the way who supported me in this little endeavor. There were two significant things that happened to Marbellastyle last year: The Vogue Fashion's Night out in Madrid ( bitches from some Spanish fashion blogs said invites were unnecessary . We were invited as Press hon, not just some random shopper! We actually walked the red carpet. Stoopid.) and of course, writing the fashion section of Marbella's one and only gossip magazine, Hot Marbella.
This year, God knows what will happen but I am sure it is gonna be one heck of a rollercoaster. Very soon, you will see a more professional looking blog with more substantial fashion whinnings, moanings,gossipings and verbal diarrheas. There will be nice things too of course, for you who are bored and are promoters of world peace.
The start of 2010 has been quite erratic for me, winning the lottery twice (for a small amount only, FYI don't ask me for donations and charities ok?) which was good. Then comes the heavy rain which made my balcony's drainage to clog and leaked water to my neighbors downstairs. Also, my Yahoo email address was hacked and used by some bloody company to promote Viagra and other sex enhancing products! Even my boss and my lawyer received the link for 50% discounts on Viagra, I was so embarrassed!
Anyway, enough of the venting. Let me tell you what I have been busy with right now--paypal-ing. I have just discovered the wonders of Paypal and has been using it for almost weeks now! Call me weird but this is the first time I really used my paypal account which I set up about three years ago. I never used to buy online but this Sale season has just got me all perked up.
For example, here's my favorite items for the day:
The Leonello Borghi Bags available at GiltMan
Yes, I am a self confessed bag addict (that's another story altogether).
From GiltMan: Born in Florence, Leonello Borghi spent time working for Prada and Giorgio Armani before launching his eponymous accessories and handbag collection in 2001. Highly innovative, versatile and sophisticated, the Borghi brand thrives on the combination of unique design and exotic materials, such as deerskin and stingray, to create its groundbreaking approach to “unapologetic luxury.”
Ohhh, I can't wait to adopt one (Angelina-style) to add to my collection to manbags.
I know everyone's going loca right now with the sale madness. If you want some real purchasing actions check out some of my favorite online shops:
http://www.ice.com/ (for diamonds. Can pay installment!)
http://www.wendybrandes.com/ (for fantastic jewelry items with history)
http://www.bookdepository.com/ (for books, books, glorious books! Free shipping worldwide!)
If you have the money, spend it but always remember, there´s always a thing called window shopping. And don't feel bad if it's beyond your finances to purchase something that you really fancy. Log off your computer and it's gonna be fine, believe me. Also some tips, always check on shipping costs, taxes and always look for hidden
agenda charges. Buy only from trusted websites.
So, with or without credit cards or paypals, we go gayly foward to 2010. As a saying goes, Life is a catwalk and everyday is a fashion show.
You are all invited to my catwalk.