So last night I had a dream where I was in a store looking at rain boots. I saw a pair of pink ones on sale for $2.50 – like that would ever happen. These are my most disappointing, reoccurring dreams: mega sales on clothes I’m in love with, only to wake up without them.
Later in the dream I not only have pink boots, I have yellow Converse sneakers and green, knit clogs. I’m digging through a suitcase to find clothes that will match all these crazy shoes I bought. Do you know how hard it is to match yellows? On top of that, I’m pulling this stuff out from under my bed because, what, my closet is full of other thrifty items I don’t need.
This dream is a repressed issue I’ve recently overcome in my “real” life: Cristin, don’t buy it just because it’s on sale. Cristin, when you buy someone a birthday gift, don’t buy a duplicate for yourself.
I once bought a Liz Claiborne sweater for ten dollars and wore it to paint a room. Where’s the respect?
I’ve found that items that I want no matter the cost or inconvenience are the ones that I wear the most. The fastest way to clutter your home is overbuying – I can’t part with it because I paid money for it. I can’t give it away because I haven’t worn it yet – or there’s a chance I might wear it to that Mary Kay party I don’t want to go to.
Stop it. Don’t do it. Be selective.
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