Saturday, January 23, 2010
Show us your life: My love and hate of Shopping
Show us your life: Shopping. A wonderful blog carnival found at: http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/
I have a love hate relationship with shopping. I LOVE new clothes (Gap, Bannana Republic, Ann Taylor- I'm not picky!) and decorating my house and of course getting out of the house. I go in streaks where I seem to do nothing but shop then I will go months with out stepping foot into a mall or Target with out whining about it first (which by the way I am very good at- just as my FF).
If I were 5'7" I would shop online non-stop and never step foot in another mall. But at 5'3" I have to try everything on because everything is too long.
Boutiques are by far my favorite! Online and in-store. I love the whole idea behind them- the not so ordinary- not the "me and my neighbors have the same thing from Target" I could do with out some of the price tags but I've learned you can Google a ton of stuff you find. Sometime it's cheaper but not always.
ETSY! I was very uninterested (no clue why?) when I first discovered it... but the more I have snooped it is the greatest sales website ever! Tons of very talented artists and hand crafted items to be discovered! I wish I had an ounce of talent those people do!
I do love to shop in new cities when I travel. I have found some fabulous shops we do not have in the (now rainy and very icy) GreatWinter Wonder Land. One I recently discovered while "stuck" in San Diego was Z Galleries for all your home furnshing needs (well ok not quite all- but great ideas!)
I do have to admit I recently visited the local Ikea who for the longest time was completely against the whole concept. If I am going to pay for something I want it delivered in one piece! BUT there were a few cool things I liked... to include a new bed.
HATE to grocery shop!! Hate, hate, hate... and there are not many things I can say I hate. Ok, I really dislike to grocery shop.
Just a little about me and my not so hot shopping habits!