Whether we stroll into a posh shop and flip out our black cards for the latest and greatest in next season's gear or save our dollars and score big at a super sale or thrift shop, I think it is pretty apparent here that we all like to get dressed and bring new things into our closets.
And I am admitted shopaholic. I really really like clothes, shoes, accessories. I probably see my local UPS guy more often than most. I like checking out some of my favorite online retail sites once every few days to see the latest and I do keep mental tabs on a few wish list items at each store just in case they hit sale or I stumble on a discount code. I love blogs like JCA and EA because I often hear about new sales there sooner than I would get the retailer e-mail. I check out flash sale sites every few days. If I am killing time and in front of the computer, Ebay is a fantastic minute muncher.
One thing I don't do very often though? Go to the mall to shop. I know, weird. Because there my synapses go into overload and I may end up with a small impulse control issue. I have been known to buy more than I intended. So I honestly prefer online shopping a lot of the times because I can take my time, ponder an item without (perceived) pressure, comparison shop. (And no, I don't thrift either, because I've tried multiple times and failed at all of them, and I do have the completely biased misperception that most thrift clothes are falling apart and would never work for me).
All in all for me, I go to the mall or store probably once a month and peruse online retailers several times per week. I do buy something probably once a week, though it is almost always on sale or heavily discounted. I try to maintain a fairly sane closet by selling through my blog sale or donating or passing on to a friend. I probably shop more than I should, and yes it is a little superficial to be all about me-me-me, but I'm working and saving and not creating new debt through my love for shoes. So yeah, I may be a little sheepish about bringing home my fourth navy blazer, but I'm not going to apologize for it.
So what about you ladies. I think it is safe to say that in this personal style blogging community of ours, most of us are not shy about shopping. How often do you shop?
Shirt: Modcloth petal patch (same in magenta, sim)
Dress: Zara seamed (worn here - sim, short-sleeve, pricey)
Jacket: F21 (worn here - sim, pricey, sim)
Bracelets: F21, Target, Asos, J.Crew (sim, sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Gap leopard calf hair ballet (sim, pricey)