The first step to a successful recovery is admitting you have a problem, so here it goes. Hi, I am Caeleigh and I have a shopping problem, shoe addiction and online shopping habit. I like deals and black Friday and I have fought over the last pair of size six, purple Kate Spade sling back heels. (Yes, I know sounds bad, but they were cute.) I guess that's how it always starts.
Don't you just love the smell of a new handbag? The smell of leather.. or maybe you are like me and wait until the department store has their end of season shoe sale. You know what I am talking about, 75 percent off heels!! I mean who doesn't love that? Let's face it, heels are painful, but they are oh so pretty.
Maybe you are the person who gets excited for Black Friday because that means getting fashion on a dime. Maybe you just like shopping because you are collecting the designer shopping bags! Hey! I'm not the only one who loves the Chanel Gift bags. I don't know about you, but retail therapy is the best therapy money can buy and trust me it doesn't come cheap. For me, I can always find a good excuse to start hitting the racks.
Maybe you are a (closet) shopaholic and just haven't admitted it yet. Here is how to tell!
1.) You know all the brands for Lilly Pulitzer to Louis Vuitton and each brand holds a special place in your closet...literally.
2.) You have to quietly and secretly sneak bags into your house without anyone ever seeing, so no one asks the same question..."You shopped again?"
3.) Your closet still has clothes with tags on them; never worn clothes that you didn't even know you had.
Here are five confessions from one shopaholic...
1.) I JUST LIKE SHOPPING....
it doesn't really matter what I am shopping for, I just like it. Black Friday shopping is an excuse to buy things you would never use, but it is a good price so buy it anyway...yeah that mentality. Have you ever bought kitchen stuff because it was "on sale" and you don't even cook?
2.) We are bargain shoppers.
Deals, on sale, not paying retail, two for one, buy one get one free- are some of my favorite words...Why buy one when you can have two? why buy retail when you can get it on sale? If you are a shopaholic you might be able to relate.
3.) Retail Therapy, Is the only therapy.
It is real. Did you just get dumped, fail a test, or have a horrible day? A little shopping can cure the blues or as I like to say shoes can cure the blues. Retail therapy is the most expensive therapy you can do because for every shopaholic buying makes you feel good, buying is fun and having pretty things to wear is fun.
4.) Free Shipping.
Need I say more? Online shopping is the best.
5.) Prancing around in brand new heels is real.
Ever walked around in heels in your home to just " see" how they looked but then never took them off? Yeah... happens every time.
6.) Secretly waiting for the mail lady to drop off the mail...
GUILTY! being excited for the mail lady happens on a daily basis.
I will admit shopping is a habit and may be a form of materialism but what girl doesn't like shopping? What girl doesn't like feeling pretty and being confident in the clothes that she wears?