Why the cross posting? Topics relevant to the two blogs I actively maintain, I believe, should appear on both to give random readers of either blog the benefit of reading the post on either one. Also, that’s my prerogative as a blogger.
I’ve been seeing people in the office wear thin blouses (not sweaters) to work and I thought since we’ve been having days in the 40s, it wouldn’t hurt to wear one of my thinner silk sweaters with a deep neck. My neck hasn’t seen the light of day for ages, and I thought today was as good a day as any. For some reason, it’s been chilly at work, and to help conquer the cold so to speak, I whipped out my scarf (yes, one of the 3 I bought for 3 for Euro 5.00 in Paris) and put it on my shoulder. Everyone from the boss to the other assistants around me have been commenting on how lovely it is. One of my boss’s direct reports (a well-travelled Vice President, no less) even asked me if I had it bought it from some other place. Merci, Paris!
My almost Euro 2.00 scarf (or roughly $3.00 buy) has more than paid for itself with all the compliments I’ve been getting. It makes me feel great about the choice to purchase it. I only wish I had bought more. (Buyer’s remorse in reverse?) Next time, I tell myself, I know where to get them on the Rue St. Honore (I saw stalls nearer the Louvre selling similar scarves for 5 for Euro 20.00.
It always pay to have an eye out for the bargains. And one thing I’ve learned from shopping around the streets of Manhattan with its hundreds of itinerant vendors is that when you see a good find, it pays to haggle it to as low as you can get and grab it!