The moment I receive my allowance or paycheck, I usually spend over $60 within the same hour. I love to shop! The number one thing I love to shop for is clothes. When I purchase clothes, a feeling of accomplishment and happiness overwhelms me. I have a pretty large wardrobe but I only wear 70% of it. I have about 60 pairs of shoes, over 200 tops, only 25 bottoms, and a lot of accessories.
Unfortunately, when I try to resist buying a piece of clothing, it makes me lust for it even more. I noticed this most when I worked at Kmart in 2010, every time something cute popped up in the junior’s clothing department I had to get it quickly. But I don’t just buy things because they’re the newest thing available, I live for bargains, coupons, and BOGO deals. So every week when Kmart had their sales, I bought more and more clothes, makeup and shoes. I was basically giving back my employer my paycheck.
I’m not trying to be selfish or egotistic at all. I guess I am this way because in public school, if you dressed like a hot mess or something different to most people’s taste, you were talked about, made fun of and/or weren’t so outgoing. Thanks to that, when I look good, I feel good both inside and out which ultimately gives me confidence. I have always been insecure about my body and appearance so clothes and shoes are extremely essential to my life. I need to buy to feel overall satisfied and confident. It’s basic psychology, nothing complex. Shopping equals my life!
So, Lovelies, are any of you in the same predicament as me? Does shopping make you happy?