Have you sat glued to the computer's screen, finger poised above the enter button ready to click or not and submit your order? All too often I have wavered and thankfully so. Here's my short list of the greatest thing I never bought.
There have been numerous things I've bought thinking they would change my life; make me more stylish; totally change my look. What they did in fact was lower my bank balance and raise what I owed the credit card company. Far too easy to click and spend restlessly, from a few wildly bright ties to iffy cuts of pants I've pretty much done it all.
One of my worst bits was a pair of shoes a few years back, they were beautiful, shiny and painful. They hurt my feet from the moment I slipped them on. Sure they looked good, but I felt like Cinderella's ugly step sister trying to squeeze my foot in and make it work. That was a waste of $200.
Then there is my strange need to buy things more than once. How many pale blue dress shirts does a guy need? Apparently I seem to regularly forget that I have a few of them. Usually once a year a new one shows up to hang next to the others that are already there. Along with the pale blue numbers are the ones that in idea sound so good, but in reality match nothing and are far too much of a fashion risk making me the fashion casualty. If I'd only stay focused and remember who I am. It's like the tourist visting some exotic locale, who buys something that all the people wear there. Once returning home all it does is make you look silly.
But back to my title, The Best Thing I Never Bought. There have been cord jackets on sale in odd colours, cashmere in ice cream bright colours and seersucker pants. All part of my collection of the best bits I dodged.
How about it, what's the best thing you never bought?
"Thanks!" again to J.Crew Guy In Canada for his thoughtful look on such an intriguing topic! I am personally guilty of hovering over the submit button (on a daily basis!), wondering if I really should be getting an item or not. Although, my ending usually involves regret (wondering why I did not get it!) ;)
What are your thoughts on this post? Do you have any experiences with not buying something or buying something you regretted? If so, please share with us your story. :)