Actually I feel like I buy nothing BUT practical things - my budget doesn't really allow for extravagant spending (and last weeks denim shirt purchase was a total necessity. Obviously.) When I read 'practical thing' on the list in the first place, I thought of kitchenware for some reason, but living with a flatmate who owns every kitchen accessory and more, I was spared the pain of shopping for anything that dull. I did however need a new backpack.
I'm terribly fussy about shopping for bags - they have to be just the right size and shape and colour - so it's something I almost never do, preferring to stick to the ones I like until they fall apart. Like the old backpack was about to do. After numerous trips to TK Maxx I finally found a suitable one in the shape of this black Jeep number. It's spacious, dark coloured and has an interior laptop sleeve, plus a front pocket for all my handbag junk. Perfect! While I was there I also picked up a penknife, cause I've always wanted one, and you can't get more practical than that, right? (And it was reduced to £3, not sure if that will prove to be a bargain or not...)
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