One of the biggest shocks I’ve received to my system since the move is the major shift in how people shop here in Australia. I don’t know if you’re aware, but shiz is expensive here. I’m talking $40 AUD for Revlon foundation—you know, the same one we can get back home for about $12 (and even cheaper in the US, you lucky ducks!). For that reason, it seems that everyone here shops online, whether it be for makeup, clothes, shoes, or whatever else one might need.
Being from Canada, online shopping has never really been my thing. Shipping is always ridiculous, and frankly it makes me angry to pay high shipping prices when most of our stuff comes from the States, which is hardly a long or difficult route to travel. But here in Oz, they’ve got it figured out: everything from clothes to makeup is bought online, and sometimes at even more accessible prices than I had back home. And shipping is free! Stop it!
One of the (many) online shops I’ve been introduced to recently is The Iconic, which apparently ships to your house in only a matter of days (if only Victoria’s Secret could figure that out). Uh oh, bank card. Because it’s spring here in Australia, and possibly because I’ve been on a restricted shopping budget for the better part of the year, I’m finding about a zillion things to fawn over. Those grey boots? Perfect for the still-chilly Melbourne days. The floral skirt?.. would obviously go perfectly with my cyan blouse. And I’ve seriously been on the hunt for a pair of shorts that would go well with a blazer à la Kendi Everyday (how cute is she!?), so I’ll take one of those too thankyouverymuch.
I thought living in a country where it was expensive to shop was going to limit my wardrobe in a serious way, but as these items are all under $100, I see that’s not going to be the case. In all reality, the only issue I forsee will be my expanding butt, a direct effect of the decrease in my favourite form of exercise, ‘mall-cardio’. Ah well, I can always get a PO box, and just jog back and forth to that. When life gives you lemons, right?