My online shopping habits come in spurts. I’ll go a whole month without buying anything online (yes, I admit, I add a bunch of things to my cart) and then I go one week where I order random things off of several different sites. In my mind though, I always think, “Oh hell yes I need this. This will come in so handy. How have I lived without this?” But then I think to myself once said item shows up at my door and think, yeah this is pretty awesome, but why did I buy it? I don’t really need this. I could have gone on living life in the same exact way and not even skip a beat by not owning this.
But at the same time…I JUST. NEED. IT.Have you guys ever felt this way? Obviously it’s a big player in why I’m so broke. But I figure eventually I’ll have to grow up and say stop the madness, Allison. You’re broke. You need to be adult and stop buying useless shit. Ahhhh. Some day 🙂
These are some of those interesting choices I’ve made, but in the end it always works out! I promise!
1. Camo clothing
Okay, okay, so yes, this one ended up being a useful purchase. BUT when I bought it…was I even remotely close to being a hunter? No. I didn’t have anything to hunt with. It was more in hopes that the boyfriend would take me with him. But hey, it was 50% off, so you know I can’t say no to a deal!
I’m really not sure what inspired this purchase. All I knew was that it’d be bad ass to have an insulated bag to keep beer cold while on a hike. So I sought out the Beeracuda. And you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s going with me on vacation.
3. Hawaiian Shirt
In preparation for my upcoming vacation, I had this picture in my mind of me and my friends getting off the plane in rad hawaiian shirts and wayfarers. So obviously I had to make that happen. So here’s my flight outfit!
I continuously buy myself plants. I don’t know why. They always die. I can’t be responsible for any living thing. I’ve got Eddy still though. This green leafy plant that’s been with me since the start. Sometimes I forget to water him and sometimes I do. It’s a pretty casual relationship. I just got these little guys: sunflowers, daisies, and a tomato plant. We’ll see how long this lasts. Happy one week old!
5. FitBit Blaze
I had a FitBit Flex, which was a perfectly acceptable tracker. I had won it in a raffle at work so I didn’t even have to pay for it. It was awesome! But was I satisfied? Of course not. So I ordered the FitBit Blaze, quite a few improvements later. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing and I’m totally obsessed with it. But I could have continued my happiness with the Flex just fine.
6. Fake Flowers
I’ve bought a couple of things of fake flowers, just to add some color into my home. But then I bought these ones. Where the hell am I going to put these? Right now they’re just lying on my mantle, waiting to be given a home. They’re pretty. But so lost.
7. Wall Decor
I always buy numerous amounts of things to put on the wall. I’ve literally almost run out of wall space in my apartment. And then I always wander through the home aisles at Target or Michael’s and then find this. I was super stoked about it, and again, not being able to say no to a deal, it was 60% off! But I have no where to put it, so now it must stay in the closet until I get my big girl house one day. A house with so many walls I won’t know what to do with.
Okay, what weird things do you keep buying that make you shake your head at yourself? Anyone else have bad habits like this like me?