I tend to fall in love with items of clothing.
That love turns into obsession. Yes, I obsess about clothes I don’t yet own.
I’ll see it, think it’s nice and then tuck my money back into my purse and go on my merry way. Happy in the knowledge I have avoided temptation and saved money.
Then slowly the item will keep popping up in my thoughts.
I’ll be making dinner and realise I am thinking about how perfectly the Country Road scarf would match my Witchery Blazer or the Nine West boots were actually the perfect black boot.
I’ll wake up during the night and realise I am feeling anxious and know that it’s because I let the item get away.
In the dark of the night, I’ll reach out for my beloved iPad and google it to put my mind at rest.
But alas, it is usually even more perfect than I remembered.
I’ll mentally reschedule the following day. I am going to need all the time I can get to ensure I get my sweaty little hands on it.
If I can’t find it, then I’ll start looking on ebay.
The panic sets in and I go above the limit I set for myself and have to pay postage on top of it. No longer happy that I avoided temptation nor saved money but thrilled I am the owner of the most perfect item of clothing.
Currently I am obsessing on these Moroccan Paisley Mela Purdie pants.
I should know from experience that it is better to buy it up front instead of putting myself through the pain of delaying it
So far, I’ve resisted these pants but I am on the hunt for the perfect printed pants for this season.
Do you do this too? See something you love, not act on it then get obsessed by it? Or do you buy on the spot?
Rachel Wernicke is a 39 year-old married mother of two girls. After working as a paralegal in Brisbane for 14 years, she left life in the big city to focus on her family. Once the kids were both in school, it was time get back to work. In a four-person house with five computers, two iPads, two iPhones, two iPod touches and half a dozen cameras there seemed only one direction to go. Rachel decided to learn more about the the world of blogging and indulge her passions for style and life on the Redcliffe Peninsula. In October 2011, she started RedcliffeStyle.com as a place to write about and photograph the things she enjoyed. It is a light-hearted blog about lifestyle, fashion, beauty and food. You can also find her on Facebook here.
Editor’s note: I’m very grateful this week to have some fabulous guest blog posts to publish here on Styling You as I get over my US adventure and a big combination of jetlag and post-holiday blues.