Friday, May 1, 2009

Buyer's Remorse

Tremendous guilt washed over me today when I checked out at Kohl's today. I spent nearly $200, on myself, for clothes. I never do this. Never, never, never. I shop only clearance. I limit myself to spending no more than a certain amount of money. And I don't really shop with a purpose. I shop to see if, by chance, I can add a few pieces to my wardrobe and find some bargains. But this time is different. I don't have clothes that fit right now. I need to buy these items or I'm going to burn up this summer. And I know it's only a matter of time before I get tired of capris and crave a pair of shorts. But do they even make shorts that aren't either down to your knees or up to your butt? I bought three pair today but I wouldn't call them shorts. More like half pants. I also bought two pairs of jeans, a pair of navy blue pants, and three tops that could be used for work or casual wear.

All in all, I was pretty happy with the purchases but I'm secretly hoping I'll be able to take something back and get a refund. I'm still trying to pay down my credit cards (aren't we all?) and today's "power shopping" didn't help matters much. I'm also rethinking my decision not to open a Kohl's charge card. I don't usually buy that much at one time, so I didn't realize I would have shaved $25 off my bill. But I always refuse those offers because, like I said, I'm trying to pay off the credit cards I have now. I don't need another one. So I'm going to go home and try some stuff on again and see if I really want to keep the goods. I must not be too remorseful because I'm planning to go to Target next to see if I can find some more casual tees!


1 comment:

Talina said...

Okay, so if you don't splurge every now and then your mother in law will point out that in the pregnancy announcement you are wearing the same polo shirt you wore in a christmas card photo from 2 years ago... Just ask N, it happened to him :-P

I totally know how you feel though. I could barely come to terms with buying 1 pair of maternity jeans and about 5 maternity tops to tide me over during the pregnancy. I've been wearing the same 6 pieces of clothing (when we go out) for the last 8 months!

That is when I am not hanging around the house in my workout pants and PJ's...

Clothes shopping is sometimes very necessary, even if you do it all at once.