Do you want to know a really random fact about me? This may be too much information, but when I’m in PMS, shopping is super stressful for me. It somehow becomes an ordeal, rather than the fun experience it normally is. I mean, we all know that hormones can impact your mood, so I guess it makes sense. Even though I always seem to feel stressed while shopping on PMS, I never realize it at the time. This is why for me, it’s a recurring trend.
Free People Canyon Rose Button Down Blouse c/o Shopbop | 7 For All Mankind Josefina Destroyed Jeans c/o Saks Off Fifth (Similar) | Chapa Leopard Print Hair-On Clutch c/o BRAVE Leather | Fringe Ankle Booties from Free People (Similar) | Round Sunglasses from Ray-Ban
The other day, I went to the mall to do a little bit of spring shopping. I wasn’t looking for anything overly specific, but I figured it would be a good time to purchase the Adidas Superstar sneakers that I’ve been wanting for months. If you’re wondering, I’m usually pretty impulsive with shopping, so it’s rare that I’ll wait months to pull the trigger on a purchase. Since I didn’t want to wear the shoes in the snow, I decided to wait.
Before looking at shoes, I decided to pop into Zara. I was there a couple of weeks prior and I literally wanted to buy the whole store. This time, there was nothing that caught my eye. I wasn’t in the mood to try on any clothing. As a result, I started to feel uninspired, unimpressed, and overwhelmed. After I left Zara, I checked out a few of my other favourite stores…and I still wasn’t feeling it! Eventually, I decided that instead of shopping for clothes, it was probably a better idea to focus on the shoes. After all, I knew what I was looking for. Sometimes I don’t even really like shopping for shoes, but recently a friend of mine actually told me to check out something like puma shoes, as this is a site that can help you save money on your shoe purchases. I had never heard of it before, but will probably try it out.
Here’s the thing – I wasn’t feeling the shoes either!
I started by going into one of my favourite shoe stores, but quickly learned that they were sold out of my size in all colours. The sales associate offered to order them for me, but all of a sudden, I couldn’t make up my mind. Now there were options. Did I want the white shoes with black detailing as I originally planned, or did I want the white shoes with rose gold? Alternatively, did I want suede? If so, which colour did I want? I really had no idea.
Instead of making a decision and ordering a pair (like a rational person would have), I went to two other shoe stores. For some reason, I thought that would help me make up my mind. I did eventually bite the bullet and ordered a pair, but it was quite the (unnecessary) ordeal. In hindsight, I realized I was also pretty rude to the sales associates. If any of you are reading this – I’m sorry! 🙂
You would think that after I finally ordered a pair of shoes that I would have learned my lesson and left the mall…but I didn’t. On my way out, I decided to go into Banana Republic. They were having a 40% off sale and I noticed they had their denim shorts in. Last year around this time, they carried the same pair of shorts. Even though they were perfect, I didn’t buy them because it was so early in the season. Sure enough, once the weather warmed up and I wanted to buy the shorts, they were sold out. I had major regrets about not buying them. The obvious thing to do this time around? Buy the damn shorts. As obvious as it was that I had to buy the shorts (and I did), I couldn’t help agonizing over the decision. Ridiculous, right?
So, now I’m curious about the rest of you. Do you get irrationally indecisive when you shop during PMS?