krissy writes

peace, love, & lip gloss

hello!
Alliterations are amusing. Chandeliers, cheesecakes, and charm bracelets make me happy. My blog aims to spread pink, positive thoughts and pretty little things. Send me some love and kisses via mail@krissyfied.com.

She works hard for the money (and shoes and books)

How sweet it is to be rewarded for things you have worked hard for. I may not have become a writer by profession, but I still get writing gigs every now and then. I am glad and thankful because not only do I get to do what I love the most, I also get paid for doing it!

For the two articles I have submitted for AVA's online magazine, I got enough credits to be able to buy a pair of heels from Jean Paul Gaultier's collaboration with Melissa. From the original price of P7,000++, it was on sale for only P2,500! I only needed to add P500 to my credit balance and voila, I now have the closest thing to owning a Gaultier piece.

I chose orange because it's just so unconventional. I know I won't be able to wear it with most items in my closet but I think it's kinda the point of owning a one-of-a-kind piece. The fact that I won't be able to wear it regularly just makes it more special. Besides, I have always associated Melissa with being fun and quirky, and what could be quirkier than a pair of orange shoes? I don't know if you get what I am saying but I don't care, I have pretty shoes mwahaha.

It arrived last Monday and I've worn it to two separate events since.
As you know, I sometimes accept sponsored posts and commissioned works in my blog. The payment is coursed through Paypal, and because I want to save myself the hassle (and costs) of having the money transferred to my regular bank account, I just leave it there and save it for when something incredibly tempting comes up while shopping online.

Back in July, I ordered two books from Book Depository and was really pleased with the over-all experience (plus points for free shipping all over the world!) so I figured I wanted to get a book or two for myself again. I had a hard time choosing but I eventually did, and even though it is a lot more expensive than the combined prices of the two books I bought previously, I still wanted it so bad. Why, you ask?

Because of Batman of course!
I got The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Batman is my favorite superhero and I think Christopher Nolan is one of the best directors of our generation. Words cannot express how much a fan I am of the Batman trilogy he has helmed. I mean, I cannot wrap my head around how awesome his movies are that I am metaphorically frothing at the mouth! I was actually starting to worry because two weeks have already passed (or maybe I am just too excited) and the book hasn't arrived yet, so you could just imagine how relieved and pleased I was when my dad called me earlier to say that my book is already with him in the post office!I I've skimmed through it a bit and totally LOVED what I saw. I can't wait to read the whole book at my leisure. :)

It's not a sin to reward yourself every once in a while. If any, it even motivates you to work harder --- rewards feel more fulfilling when you know you worked hard to get it, yes? Now you know how I have rewarded myself this month. How about you, how do you reward yourself?

Comments

Shopgirl Jen said…
I loooove your shoes. I think it's better to buy designer shoes in unconventional color or design esp. if it's a one of a kind collab :) Congrats on your Batman book. Is there a pic of Heath Ledger? :( Anyway, I am reminded to reward myself from time to time. Thank you, Krissy :))
Rae said…
Woah, didn't know Melissa had stilettos. I like it. Do you think they have it at reseller's stores?
krissy said…
Hi Rae! I'm not sure :/ The last time I went to The Flat Shop in Greenhills (they carry Melissa shoes) I only saw Vivienne Westwood Melissas. I hope AVA comes up with another sale again. I have another pair in my wish list eh hehe. Good luck! :)
shopgirljen said…
Love this post, Krissy! :) I think it's better to buy unconventional color and design especially if it's a one of a kind collaboration :) May picture ba si Heath Ledger? :( Anyway, reading this.. I am reminded that I have to reward myself from time to time also. Thank you for this! :)
krissy said…
Thanks Jen! Yup, there are lots of behind-the-scenes photos, and seeing them really gave me goosebumps! I brought the book with me and was reading in the van on my way to the office :))

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