Women love to shop. It is a truth as uncontested as the earth spinning around its axis. It is what unites us, women, and creates this instant bond of mutual understanding. Like a Sisterhood of Shopping Addicts. Men, being the dumbass morons that they are, don’t seem to comprehend this necessity of needing to buy new stuff. They think our love for shopping simply goes back to a desire to spend money- their money- and define the act of shopping as a superficial waste of time. They couldn’t possibly be further from the truth. When guys say such denigrating things, I really want to stab with a fork, or kick them in the head with my purse, or both. (Maybe I should let them choose my weapon of assault, although I cannot fully guarantee I will acknowledge their preference 😉 )
First of all, let me start by saying that we don’t spend your money. We’re independent, smart and self-reliant enough to be able to afford our own clothes, thank you very much. And secondly, shopping has as much to do with the desire to spend money as American politics has to do with basic intelligence or competence. Shopping is about yourself. About how it makes you feel. Regardless of age, lifestyle or salary, every woman will chirp once her eyes fall upon that perfect pair of shoes and every woman’s heart will skip a beat when she sees that that beautiful purple dress is on sale.
Moreover, shopping for new clothes doesn’t have to be expensive! On the contrary, it can even be more exhilarating to get hold of a bargain, than you would get excited over plundering your bank account for an expensive pair of designer jeans. Take my brand new outfit for instance. I was looking for some new clothes inspired by this fall’s Balmain collection (Those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis will know that I completely adore the combination of super tight waists with fluffy sweaters and classy-looking harem trousers! For a reminder, click here) but I was utterly convinced that I wouldn’t be able to find something similar in a slightly more affordable version… But guess what? I most certainly did! The trousers and sweater (isn’t it cool and adorable?) are from River Island. The expensive-looking fancy necklace is from Zara and the shoes are from S. Oliver. It’s not exactly the same as Balmain, but still, it comes close 😉 And you may have noticed that the outfit has some cobalt blue accents as well! So I’m kinda hitting two birds with one stone!( Or should I say two trends with 1 outfit?) How convenient and incredibly fashionable is that?
However, we should be careful not to overdo it and completely lose ourselves in the wonders of shopping malls and fitting rooms. We’ve all seen “Confessions of shopaholic” and if there is one thing we do not want, it is to turn into a completely bonkers, shopping addicted bitch that needs to attend secret meetings in order to get rid of her lust for shopping.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with listening to the Rebecca Bloomwood on your shoulder once and a while…
….just as long as you’re not going completely bankrupt. Treat yourself, ladies! You deserve it!