Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shopping As Therapy In Excess - Not Good

My favourite brand of sneakers and shoes - Skechers. Got this pair and one
other as a part of the buy 1 get one half price sale at their store in Woodbridge
Mall last month.

I've been on a flannel shirt kick the past couple of months. I bought about 8 of them at a few different stores - Target, Old Navy and JC Penney on sale or clearance price of 12.00 or under. This one was more money though - 25.00 at Garage at Woodbridge Mall. I shouldn't have paid that much

These adorable doggie p.j.'s are from Kohl's. I actually ordered them onlinebecause the store didn't have my size. I did not know that you can order items at the store that you don't have to pay shipping costs. They were about 20.00 and I did save around 24.00 on them.

This cute cardigan if from Macy's. I had a 10.00 coupon from the paper so it cost only 15.00 after this and the sales price. I got mom the small Aflac duck which was their holiday stuffed animal for this year. I have the Scooby from about 6 years ago.

Sears seems to be the only store that still sells my favorite brand of jewelry - 1928. It is now sold as 2028 in other stores like Macy's. I got a good deal on it this time - 40% off. The Charter Club and 2028 earrings were on clearance at Macy's. I am totally addicted to fashion jewelry and have spent way too much money on it over the past 10 years.

The past couple of months I've been going bonkers with the spending which is not a good thing especially because I have been hitting other important funds like the computer savings one to pay for these shopping sprees. I have been guilty of using shopping as therapy to relieve my anxiety and depression throughout certain periods in the past decade. I was doing really well for about a year and a half but then starting last September I was at it again. The high of this is only temporary though. You would think that by now I would have learned my lesson but I keep turning to taking trips to the mall, Kohl's, Target and various other places to try to cheer me up. I really need to try and choose better ways of coping, like reading a book, connecting with my friends and watching DVDs from the library. I had some computer time last week which I should have been devoting to my friends here but instead I was looking at the Sears and Skechers sites for sneakers. I wound up buying 2 more pairs yesterday and they didn't even still have the special sale going on at the Skechers store. I'm always one for getting a good bargain so this impulse buy is even worse than my usual spending sprees. As if I don't have enough Skecher's to begin with - it's up to 12 pairs and I am now semi obsessing about one other that I want. This is pretty bad.


Pam@GoRetro said...

Sometimes I buy myself something when I need cheering up, too. Every Valentine's Day that I've been single, I treat myself to something I really like. I particularly like the sweater and sneakers that you got.

LaraAnn said...

I guess that my purchases of last Wednesday would count as an early Valentine's Day treat - some more jewelry, this time from Forever 21 and another pair of Skechers like the brown pair. Glad that you like them and the sweater which is a very soft and warm one.

Chelly said...

Love all your purchases Lara! :) The doggie pj's are too cute and must be so cozy. The skechers are cool too. I shop when I need cheering up too.

LaraAnn said...

Chelly - thanks, glad that you like my stuff. It's always fun going shopping and looking for bargains, wish that we could go together. The pj's definitely are keeping me warm, the material is so soft.

Now I'm not feeling as bad about using the shopping to cheer me up knowing that you and Pam also do so but I do have to start being a good girl and not dip into the important funds like I did a couple of times to pay for these purchases.

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