I am totally one of those people who like to leave stuff in shopping carts all over the web so that I can keep perusing, comparison shop and think think think about something before making a purchase. The brainpower I've used considering a $17 shirt could have probably solved the world energy crisis now. I also have a mental list of things that I am looking for so as to "narrow" from the ridiculous overflow of selection (though have you tried typing in "brown knee-high boot" on Google, or even Zappos or Endless? Ba-nanas).
But selection aside, one of the reasons why I prefer online shopping sometimes is because my will is weak and I'm more apt to buy stuff right-this-instant when I am in-store and face-to-face with something. Online I can leisurely stare at an item forever, consider how I'd wear it, see if I continue to fawn over it, look at similar items until my eyeballs cross, etc.
When I am in-store however, I really do prefer to be in and out of there fairly quickly, even if I am just going into a shop to browse and don't have a specific item in mind. I want to go in, grab the items I like, try them on, then leave. This is why it is turns me purple in the face to go shopping with my big sis who spends about as much time perusing each store as I do online shopping. She wants to look at every nook, examine every garment ad nauseum, try the same item on once, maybe even twice, maybe even more ... during the same shopping trip. She doesn't mind standing in a miles-long checkout line with one $5 item. She enjoys staring at herself in the mirror, adjusting the collar until it is just so, then not even buying the shirt. All this stuff mentally kills me.
So this is a really long-winded way for me to say that it is kind of out of character for me to see something for the first time online and immediately buy it sans sleeping it over, or going to try it out in-store, or comparison shopping it to death, or wait the slow wait of the when-will-it-go-on-sale waltz. But that's just what I did yesterday when I saw the tartan schoolboy blazer on the J. Crew new arrivals section. Blackwatch plaid on a blazer and patch elbows?! I think I uttered an "OMG" and could not resist its siren song for more than 20 minutes.
What kind of shopper are you? Are you quick and decisive? Or do you like to linger over things and really think they over? Do you have to shop with a buddy or need to go solo?
Dress: LE Canvas pleated tartan (worn here - cas sim here, solid here, not sim but fab)
Belt: Anthro via spiffy (worn here - sim here, here)
Slip: A Slip Shop via Etsy (worn here - sim here, long here)
Shoes: Micheal Kors hamilton (worn here - sim here, peep here)
I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend!