is there really much truth to this statement? think about it - we can easily spend $700 a month on things we really don't need but make us happy. take me for example. the other day I bought a pair of Steve Madden clogs. originally, I wanted the black pair but the store only had them in a 7½. the size 7's were in brown and they fit like a glove...or in this case the glass slipper. now I had the option of ordering the black pair through the store in my size - the only catch was I would get them a week later. there's a little thing called instant gratification that made me reluctant to order that pair and just settle for the brown because I needed them NOW! $140 later I thought to myself, was that really worth it? when I got home I put on the clogs and although I do love them, there is still a lingering thought in my mind that the black pair would look so cute with this outfit I have..
there is a really good chance that in the near future (or week), I will buy a pair of black clogs. because when I see a pair at a store, a trigger will go off in my mind saying that I don't own a pair and I'll end up buying them. because that's what happens every time I go shopping. "I have skinny jeans but I don't have that wash" or "I have black pumps but I don't have black velvet pumps." the bills add up and sooner or later I'm left with a shriveling bank account. so really..is shopping cheaper than a psychiatrist? people go to therapy in hopes that eventually they'll feel better about life. people engage in retail therapy to feel instantly happy about something...and overtime maybe that happiness only amounts to nothing but an unpaid bill. and maybe one cute outfit.
just a thought.