Omniomania. Shopping addiction.
I need an intervention. In what I thought was a good thing, I realized I no longer wear the size 0 jeans I fit into when I was 17 years old now that I’m less than 20 days from 21. Instead of squeezing into them on a Friday night, and then needing to sob at myself in the mirror afterwards, I decided to just buy new jeans. Obviously, I do nothing small.
I’ve purchased 6 new pairs of jeans in the past 3 days. They were all on sale– so I couldn’t resist. 4 pairs were in Kohl’s– I shouldn’t be allowed in there. However, my mother is an enabler– she makes up excuses to bring me there and then I swipe my little gold MVC Kohl’s charge and cry about it later.
Today, I went to the mall to use some gift cards and make some exchanges. I obviously bought shoes– for five dollars– and a dress and oh right, jeans. I bought a dress, jeans, a great shirt for my birthday and 2 pairs of jeans in Macy’s and Charlotte Russe. Then, I went to Kohl’s and bought 2 more pairs of jeans (on sale!) a top, a new Jets shirt (necessary for Sunday’s game v. the Pats– the whole fam will be here from CT to watch) and a bracelet. Did I need the bracelet? Nope. I blame my mother– she bought it too!
I’ve recently developed this theory, behavior, that I should just buy things I want– within reason– because later, I’m always mad that I didn’t and in the case of my jeans, forcing myself into too small pants. However, how much of a good thing is too much? I think at this point I need to just stay out of the mall until the summer clothes come– I literally don’t even know where I’d put everything I buy if I didn’t live at school 3/4 of the year… seriously.
The good news is, I don’t have omniomania. God only knows how really. I don’t shop to avoid stress (all the time) and I can stop myself– and it really doesn’t have a negative effect on my life– mostly because I’m a 20-something in college with so-called “disposable” income. I’ve just blogged myself through this– for a minute there I thought I needed an intervention!
The fantastic news is I’ve earned myself $30 in Kohl’s cash with my mom the past 2 days and I can spend it when I get back to school for my first Friday shopping trip with the girls– and nothing else!
“On Fridays, we wear headbands, yogas, and we shop.”
Really, no intervention necessary!