Saturday, January 25, 2014

Buying when you're sad

Let's talk about impulse buying; it's not something I usually do because I always have something specific in mind and I always buy a complete outfit. If I buy a top, I at least buy accessories to match so I don't end up with a bunch of different stuff in my closet that doesn't match anything. Then there is the emotional buying, the kind where you buy something stupid that you normally wouldn't buy if you weren't upset or just trying to make yourself feel better. That's where the internet really bites you in the ass, because you can buy anything from anywhere at anytime. I have been looking for some brown sandals to wear in the summer; they must have a little heel and be leather so when I found a beautiful pair of sandals I, of course, jumped at the chance, and that was my mistake.

They looked perfect in the picture and even though the heel was higher than I actually wanted, I bought them in a shop called Witchery in flipping Australia!
I paid a lot of money for them, plus 29,99 shipping and 25€ to customs, which I was ok with because 100% leather does cost a little and I'm not cheap when I buy shoes.  But, then I unpacked them and had a rude awakening.
Please ignore the pink sweatpants. I was wearing them when the box came. I know I'm a sexy beast even with sweatpants.
So, I put the shoes on and pranced around, took my picture, bla bla bla and then I saw the thing that really pissed me off so bad I wanted to take the shoes and throw them in the damned trash.
The shoes that I paid through the nose for were MADE IN CHINA!!!
Are you kidding me? If I would have ordered directly from china I would have paid no shipping and about a quarter of what I paid for these damned shoes. 
I am not going to send them back because it woud cost me another $30 for shipping and it would be a huge pain in the ass but I will never do this again. I am staying in the European Union to buy shoes; I think I have definitely learned my lesson. 
And even though I look amazing in them, I will probably break my ankle in them because Karma is a bitch. 
So rules to stick to:
1) Don't buy when you are sad; it won't make you feel better in the long run. 

2) Don't buy from Australia unless you live there because it is a pain in the ass to send anything back.

3) Don't wear pink sweatpants if you plan on taking pictures because everybody will comment on it.

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