It’s me again! Today I wanted to share a little bit about what things I’ve purchased in the past and regretted buying and how you can avoid those pitfalls when shopping yourself! This was all brought on because I’ve done A LOT of shopping lately, I’ve been building a wardrobe around being a mom. That means I don’t buy clothing that I has to be dry cleaned, or things that stain easily. My jeans are no long low riders, because bending over to pick my little up every 5 minutes and have to pull my pants up at the same time is just ridiculous, nobody needs to see that. Ahhem. ANYWAY. The first purchase I made and regretted was actually my jean jacket I bought from Old Navy. It wasn’t on sale and they didn’t really have the size that fits me. I stupidly thought that I could alter it at home and that it would shrink and it would be fine. Today I still have it and every time I’ve gone to wear it I never leave the house with it on. I feel like it consumes me and I feel yucky in it. Lesson number one: If it’s not the right size and you won’t pay to have someone alter it DO NOT BUY IT. Especially if it’s not on sale!!!! Buy your size or wait until they have it!
The second thing I purchased and kicked myself for was a pair of workout pants that I didn’t really like but the fit was good. I didn’t like the color and again they weren’t on sale. I bought them from Target and I only bought them because I was desperate to have something to workout in with my pregnant belly. So lesson number two do not buy something unless it makes you feel like a Queen or King (if that’s your thing). It will sit in your closet and junk it all up.
The last thing I bought and regretted was a shirt I got from the Goodwill. A long time ago we were very poor and the only way I could “new” clothing was if it came from the Goodwill. I got very good at spotting good designers and clothing companies that I liked. I found this cute shirt, it was only 1.99, and it was made by LOFT which was a big deal to me; and it still had tags!!! WAHOO! So I didn’t bother to try it on I was so excited, I ripped the tags off and tried it on. It was just OKAY. So I kept it and it sat in the corner of my closet collecting dust. Last Lesson. 1.99 may not have been a big deal but soon you spend a small fortune on clothing that you won’t wear. Try your clothes on, go through your closet and if you haven’t worn something in 6 months to a year. GIVE IT AWAY.
Do not buy something if you haven’t tried it on in the store and it’s not on sale.
Do not buy something if the size isn’t right
Don’t buy it if you think you can alter it yourself and you are unwilling to get a tailor
Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good purchase! You could spend hundreds of dollars on cheap clothing and have NON of it work you still spent the money!
Thanks for reading! Now go purge!!