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The Carrie Diaries + F21 Earrings = Fabulous Things Under 500 Bucks

Last year I reached a point where I didn't feel happy after a shopping trip unless I've spent over 8-10k. I know, it's terrible. I felt terrible. It's not about the money, but the amount of things I had to buy to feel satisfied. The more I bought, the merrier I was. That has to change this year, I thought.
Recently, I bought 2 things that made me feel good, but didn't burn a hole in my pocket. Fabulous things that I would actually use.

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell - If you're a 'Sex and The City' fan, you have to read this.

I've just read half the book (so if you've finished it, NO SPOILERS, please :) ), and I can't put it down. It's hilarious! Carrie's dad is a hoot. I plan on finishing it tonight.
I thought I'd post the 1st chapter in case you want to read a little before buying.

A Princess On Another Planet

 Yup, there's an uptight 'Cynthia'. We hate her! =D

Next up is a pair of Forever 21 floral earrings, which I think are real pretty & girly.

The Carrie Diaries ~ Rs.299
Forever 21  earrings- Rs.199.

Total- Rs.498. Totally worth it!

"If you smile, even if you feel bad, the action of the muscles will trick your brain into thinking you're happy."- The Carrie Diaries.

Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. awww quote in the end is so sweet! I think I need that book :)

  2. Woww the earrings are so cute:))

  3. dos earringsss r sooo cute..!!

  4. lovely earrings yaa and buying a boook alwasy gives pleasure dsnt it?
    loved the quote- m stealing it for my FB.... heheheh
    grt that u too have reading habit....

  5. this books really nice i read it last summer: ) if they make a movie on it it`ll be awesome!

  6. Cute book...the affordable things making me happy these days is vaseline rosy glow lip care, and some supercute gloves..

  7. i really want to read carrie diaries!

  8. I am getting this book - I loved the first chapter - simply coz I have read SATC & I think it wld be a fun memory.

    Thks for putting up the 1st chapter - enjoyed reading it. The earrings are cute as well, but I liked the book better :P

    & I understand what you mean by your shopping "sprees".. was happening to me too a while ago. Then I realised I was doing it coz I was hurting over something - it was giving me a lot of grief & stress. So I went & did something about that "something", miraculously the shopping has come down drastically :) - basically I was doing emotional shopping.

    All the best girl & very brave of you to share it with us :)

  9. Hey Cynthia,

    Lovely post..I know what u mean exactly...and I am buying this book too!!

  10. Shweta- cool! :)

    Tanveer- Thanks T! Very sweet of u to say that. I would've thought you'd like the book better :D. I'm happy you got over the problem. I'm definitely stressed about something then.

    Eveolution- ya sure, I don't mind :)

    CnF- ya I wish they would too

  11. Love the earrings, and like that quote of carrie abot smiling!

  12. Love, love, loved this book!!! I won't spoil anything for you but I must say that the ending was genius. :)

  13. Well done! Sometimes, the best bargains or the simplest things can be so satisfying. Those earrings are girly all right, but they're VERY pretty! :)


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