My Little Black Friday

@myhousecandy was alarmed to learn that actual punches were thrown in a bid to bag some bargains on Black (eye) Friday. Now I love a shopping event as much as the next person, but surely the joy of landing 50% off is a bit diluted if you have to leave the shop escorted by security.

So I have decided to re-launch Black Friday minus the black cloud that is currently darkening the whole experience for mild mannered shoppers such as me. Henceforth this shall be a day devoted to buying anything gorgeous ... as long as it's black.

So there were no fights, no queue rage, no car parking frenzies to report at My House Candy HQ. Just the following two FULL PRICE investment pieces that will forever remind me thus:

1) The thrill of finally purchasing items that you have lusted after for weeks and have been willing to save hard for, far outweighs that of grabbing a quick fix bargain in a flash sale.

2) Black never, EVER goes out of fashion... but black eyes suck.

This sleek, sexy table from Funktionalley at Red Brick Mill is my dining room equivalent of the LBD. Timeless and good looking it works just as well for every day as it does for high glamour situations. It's all about the accessories.

Talking of little black dresses, my search for the perfect party frock is officially over.

This one shoulder number is Posh Spice herself in sartorial form.

I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want out of a wardrobe essential. I want to slip on stillettoes and be good to go for cocktails. I want to team it with flats, thick tights and a cardi and do the dress down job effortlessly. I want it to fit to perfection and discover it ingeniously flatters in all the right places. I want 100% zig-a-zig aaaaaahhhhh and I am still having to pinch myself to believe I got it.

Now isn't that how a shopping event should make you feel?