According to a new study by Simply Feet, 23 per cent of of females would survive on soup for a week and cut back on the 'big shop' in order to buy their dream footwear.
Err, tell me something I don't already know!
From pastels to prints, playsuits to peplums, if scrimping for the sake of a fashion fix was an Olympic sport, I'd be taking home a gold medal.
While my food cupboard consists of marmite, some seasoning and a questionable looking sachet of porridge, my wardrobe is fit to burst, regularly falling apart with clothes making a bid for freedom.
Similar to scenes in Confessions Of A Shopaholic, wayward sequinned hot-pants and worn-once body-con dresses are forever escaping onto my carpet.
Food is all very well, but I'd rather invest in an exciting new aztec print dress than a duck al'orange!
And as for travel, walking everywhere not only saves me from shelling out on petrol and bus fares, it also means I don't have to waste my time sweating away at the gym - when I COULD be perusing the racks at Topshop.
When trying to exist on a modest wage in London - sacrifices have to be made.
Want those neon pink jeans? Walk to work every day...
Must have that new pair of boots? Beans on toast for lunch!
A staple midday feast of B.O.T averages out as a mere 50p per portion, meaning River Island's Autumn/Winter range might just become part of my life.
I by no means fritter money away, rarely spending more than £20 an item, but cutting back on the boring necessities in life make enjoying a pricey mojito while rocking a new Zara dress feel all the more deserved.
It won't be forever, and one day I'll have to grow up and start spending on a mortgage and life insurance, but for now, given the choice between cowboy boots and carbonara, the shoes win every time...
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