Monday, 21 July 2008

Money fast #2

I stomp off home in protest. The week’s vegetable box is not inspiring. A Cath Kidston summer sale catalogue drops through my letterbox. Not usually a fan of their chintzy chic, I flick through it before I renegade it to the recycling bin. My Eco Self must get around to writing to all of the middle-aged mummy catalogues which have somehow acquired my address and sternly ask to be removed from their poly-wrapped mailing lists. On page 3 of the catalogue there’s a pretty dress, just my colour, and machine washable. It would look perfect with the navy cotton cardigan on the next page. Potentially accessorised with the beautiful jewel-coloured and lozenge-shaped necklace on the page after that. Perhaps in my stand against dry-cleaning, because of the harsh chemicals which seem to highlight stains I didn’t even know were there, I need to diffuse the quota of dry clean only clothes in my capsule wardrobe. I look online to see the Cath Kidston range in 3-D. When I sneak a look at the availability the dress is sold out in almost all sizes. Buying online would reduce my carbon footprint by eliminating a shopping commute – and in my part of yummy-mummified London that Cath Kidston delivery van would be coming anyway.

1 comment:

Jade of the Jungle said...

Not quite the same as the lovely dress but Tescos are selling Cath Kidston designed reusable shoppers for only £3.50. Each bag is made out of nine recycled plastic bottles and 50p from each sale goes to Marie Curie Cancer Care.