Some of us take shop til we drop literally. I mean, what else is there to do on weekends?
Growing up, a trip to the local mall was a weekend ritual for my mom and sister and me. There, we would shop til we dropped, or until we hit Cinnabon or Sparro for a snack. At Sparro, I always got a pasta salad, to be healthy. 🙂 On our way out of Burdine’s, the Florida store, we would stop and pick up a lipstick or a pair of earrings if the shopping trip was otherwise unsuccessful.
Most of the time, though, we would head home with our purchases, only to leave them in the trunk for a couple of hours so that my dad (who truly never said a word about our shopping) wouldn’t comment on the number of bags we brought home.
Those were such good times. Shopping is still a bonding activity, but these days, my mom and sister and I are as likely to go antiquing as we are to go clothes shopping. And heading out for a day of shopping and Chick-fil-A is one of my favorite activities to do with my now 17-year-old daughter.
All that to say, my love for shopping runs deep.
That’s why it can be hard to say that we have enough. I try and buy a lot more clothes than many as part of my job, but many women have far more than they need.
They’re overwhelmed because the dream wardrobe they desire is hidden under a lot of so-so clothes.
Here, a fresh way to look at your wardrobe to avoid overbuying or overspending.
Did anything surprise you about this exercise? Do you have more or less clothes than you need? Let me know in the comments!