Confession time – I have a bit of a problem with impulse purchasing. Sometimes, I just can’t help myself. It’s those sneaky baskets near the till, full of ill-fitting socks and useless lint rollers, or the Buy It Now eBay listings for badly-made accessories from Hong Kong. I can pop in to Sainsbury’s for a pint of milk and come out £70 lighter, with a pink casserole dish, eight new towels and a garlic crusher under my arm.
It’s a sickness.
This black maxi skirt is a classic example of an impulse purchase. I was browsing eBay for some crafty supplies when a misplaced click took me to this listing. After umming and aahhing about the colour for longer than was necessary, I eventually opted for one black and one mint green then promptly forgot all about it.
When the package popped through my door earlier this week, I pulled out two very crumpled, very cheap-looking skirts and mentally assigned them to my ‘useless impulse purchases’ pile. But a quick once-over with the iron and some waistband-folding-under later and I actually really like this skirt. It’s easy to wear, goes with my entire wardrobe and is comfy for a day spent sitting at my desk. And for £7.49 including delivery, I think I might buy a few more! So maybe some impulse purchases do work out okay in the end…
Are you an impulse shopper? What have you bought in the spur of the moment then instantly regretted?