Thursday, October 4, 2012

Retail Fatigue

This past weekend I hit up the Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA and did some fairly major damage.  I got good deals, but I think I may have over indulged.  Here's a peak at the haul:

 
dress/shoes also from Saks off 5th
 
Another Ellen Tracy piece from Saks
 
 
 

 
 
Sweater Dress & Belt from Gap Outlet
 
Sweater-Gap Outlet, Trousers-Jcrew Factory Store
 
 
 
I also picked up some basic tshirts and a few things for Mr. Keller.  I feel like I have some statement and foundation pieces for the coming fall/winter.  
 
Now I want to talk about a problem I feel a lot of woman are dealing with that people don't really understand... retail fatigue. Sure, we've all heard of retail therapy, but at this point I'm just worn out from shopping. I know, FOR SHAME you say. But really in the stores I was picking out items that I knew were similar to pieces I already owned. I literally tried on a top that I have hanging in my closet! I mean how many plaid shirts, grey sweaters, cropped pants can one person own?  I finally had to have a stern talk with myself in the Jcrew Factory Store dressing room.  And let me tell you there's no better reality check then standing in front of a mirror in one's underwear holding a striped tshirt and asking one's self "really?! another one?!"
 
So with realization comes action, or inaction in this case. I'm going on a retail fast. I am vowing here and now to cease shopping, both online and in store.  I've already taken action and clicked the "skip month" feature for my JewelMint, StyleMint, & ShoeMint accounts and deleted the "hidden Bauble Bar" email notification without evening opening it.  My plan is to abstain until the after Christmas sales.  Because outfiting isn't about buying new things every few weeks, but shopping one's closet and putting together new looks with items one already owns.
 
Keep your fingers crossed for me.


2 comments:

  1. Ahhh - post Christmas sales - maybe outlet outing together? I could use some help so I also do not buy the same black cardigan (my secret shopping shame)

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