Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Genuine Confession of a Shopaholic

By Kitty G Kat

I had to go to this movie; Confessions of a Shopaholic last Friday, the 13th of February and it was a bit depressing, but cute (definitely a girlie movie) and predictable.

How many of us have gotten ourselves into a bind with our credit cards? I believe it is possible and also to have creditors calling. But I must admit it has to do with todays standard of living and not living like Rebecca Bloomwood. Yes, it would be nice to wear designer clothing like Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton, but the average Jill (female version of the average Joe) doesn't purchase those brands..more like DKNY, Guess?, Nine West to name a few. Don't get me wrong these clothes can also take a bite out of your Dooney & Bourke Suede Foldover Clutch. Trust me, I know.

No Denying it...I do like to shop and maybe you can call me a shopaholic. It's a must to have one or two new pieces of the latest fashion trends to mix up with last years clothes. Luckily, a lot of last summers styles are still in for this year too.

A few days ago I went to our local TJ Maxx to find some torn, acid wash skinny jeans only to find some slightly torn wide leg jeans. Disappointed yes but I didn't leave the store empty handed. I purchased a silk skirt and a black top for $43.00 to wear to my dad's 80th birthday party March 7th. Another brown top on sale for $5.00...had to have it, it matches a sweater I bought a couple weeks ago. Oh and on my way to the register, of course I found a jacket and top set for St. Patrick's Day on sale from $114.00 to $55.00. With my $10.00 rewards coupon...the total was $100.00, a steal!

Did I really need that stuff? I don't know, what I do know is that I did max out my TJ Maxx card...booo. I get sooo excited right before I shop, its memorizing..thats why I go back over and over again. But, am I shopping to mask some other feeling? Does it give me confidence to wear something new and loving those compliments from the envious Jills? Yeah, a little.

Finding a way to keep up with the Jills can have us pinching pennies for that great chunky necklace we saw in Cosmo. Now that the economy is down, many stores are having great sales even before the new season starts. And stock up for next winter with deals from 50%-80%...or like Rebecca in the movie, find a rich man to pay for it all. Now there's a thought.

PS. Now I only hope that eBay will not offer the props from Confessions of a Shopaholic, because if they do I will be in big trouble.:( - 16651

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