In economic news just to hand I went shopping. Analysts are currently busy upgrading their forecasts for retail spending, consumer confidence and GDP accordingly. I didn’t just spend like a drunken sailor. My performance was more like Wayne Swan in 2009. Unlike the nation my personal budget did not stray into deficit. However I managed to make a whopping great dent in the surplus.
I dont need to hire a spin doctor to put my own personal cash splash in a positive light. I was not squandering Dadabulous’ hard earned. I was investing it in the future of my fabulousness. OK – it wasn’t exactly national building stuff. It was more an exercise in “cougar” building. I have declared loudly and proudly many times on this blog my utter commitment to becoming a kooky old bag. With my 44th birthday fast approaching and a 12% increase in wrinklage according to the Ponds Institute (not to mention a few grey eyebrow hairs – WTF?), I’ve decided its high time to walk the talk.
Its time to unleash the animal within – specifically the cougar but the old cow gets a guernsy too. Its time to bring out the big guns – animal print.
And if you’ve got any attitude at all
Dadabulous wanted to know how many snakes were sacrificed to make this el cheapo knock off bag
Animal prints are fun but being a cougar can also be about pastels. I purchased this age inappropriate woollen tunic from Review.
Then I imposed my own taste upon my seven year old. I am completely bummed that this didn’t come in adult size 10.
Meanwhile sunglasses must reflect the personality of the owner.
A cougar needs a few good role models. I was inspired by the Real Housewives of Melbourne I decided to let my inner sparkle shine through.
I reflect like a disco ball in this baby. It can be a tad distracting in the office.
Finally as my life is a bed of roses my choice of clothing should reflect this. I purchased this wool tunic dress from a chain called Blue Illusion. I think the shop would be better named “Have no illusion – you shop in here you are old”. Still it looks smoking with opaque tights and boots and it hides a multitude of winter sins.
Who wants to join my on the journey to Cougar Town?
More importantly do you feel a personal sense of obligation to stimulate the economy starting with the retail sector?