7 WAYS TO AVOID MAKING BAD SHOPPING DECISIONS

Updated on Aug 06, 2011
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Nekomusume
Nekomusume on May 09
I'm an awful ebay shopper, I'm very petite so even sizes that say "Small" are too baggy and shapeless on me.
WildCatt
WildCatt on October 11
great article. Recent shopping disaster: High top signature coach sneakers. I rarely wear sneakers, and I've only worn these once. They were also expensive. Going to try and resell them soon, but a disappointment. After a number of shopping let downs I try to plan what I will wear new items with while I am in the store to avoid taking home unwearable pieces.
whoopsiedaisies
whoopsiedaisies on September 27
number 3 for me XD I always end up buying more things i hadn't planned
Melipeach
Melipeach on September 20
interesting
Gyn_Pi
Gyn_Pi on February 01
Great article
myVINTAGEheart
myVINTAGEheart on September 05
Great article! I can identify with problem number 5 as I tend to go for trends way too often and then I get it in all possible colors. For example, Fedora hats in multiple colors, tights in all colors, etc etc etc....Now, I am worried that the vintage trend will fade and I will look ridiculous still wearing it when it is no longer trendy.
bambicult
bambicult on September 05
I can really identify with fiasco number three... This always happens to me! I go to the mall to look for a specific thing, and without even knowing it, I totally forget about why I went there and buy a tonne of other unplanned items. It's terrible. Thanks so much for these tips! I'll definitely keep them in mind.
oscarinthecan
oscarinthecan on September 04
Cable-knit sleeveless sweater dress. WHY? Can't wear cable-knit in summer, can't wear sleeveless in winter, and it's too bulky to layer under anything else. Dumb Oscar.
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on September 04
haha the prada bag skirt
patlaenz
patlaenz on August 30
great article!!I can say all here happened to me and going w/friends is dangerous too because you get into a store just because your friend likes something,and turns out that you end up buying something and your friend NOTHING!!!
Chocosioco
Chocosioco on August 24
Thank for all the tips!
penelope204
penelope204 on August 23
thank God I have no problems with this
sympathy_kid
sympathy_kid on August 22
Amazing article! Thanks so much for the tips! :) +1
MsShay
MsShay on August 22
love this post. its so true and as a plus size woman, I have to take extra precaution!
opfiend
opfiend on August 22
Great article! I love the part about not wearing sweats in public!
syjjang
syjjang on August 21
Thanks!
rach77
rach77 on August 20
great tips
turquoisepassion
turquoisepassion on August 18
Hi can you please link my quote to "turquoisepassion" instead of "turqouisepassion"? :)
venusys
venusys on August 16
This article is a love. Always ends up with 3 and 6 DX
victorialeigh
victorialeigh on August 14
I wish that I read this before I went shopping on friday, no.4 would have really helped me out!
pinkkreen
pinkkreen on August 14
thanks for the tips :)
leilahkay
leilahkay on August 13
Very good list! I love how you have tips from style icons too!
lizzified
lizzified on August 13
need to apply these tips! fingers-crossed!
livisfat
livisfat on August 12
thank you! haha, I needed this(:
Umaluhu
Umaluhu on August 11
number three! haha tip i found? keep your gas tank near E. then there's no temptation!!
girlpanic
girlpanic on August 19
hahaha, WORD <3
crystaldots
crystaldots on August 11
Lol! Best tip ever!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on August 10
Another very helpful article! That's why we love you!!!!! My fave is number 3!!=) +
gsimone
gsimone on August 10
i feel sooo guilty right now...
Shelby
Shelby on August 09
i dont know why i put a question mark at the end of my last sentence.
girlpanic
girlpanic on August 19
lol..
Shelby
Shelby on August 09
great article?
FashionTrendsMore
FashionTrendsMore on August 09
great article:)
stylenomad
stylenomad on August 09
Man I'm loving all your articles as of late particularly this one since I've been trying to fix this issue myself! I personally struggle with impulse buying since HK culture promotes impulse buying and not being able to try on dirt cheap clothes. My rule now is to mentally set limits to myself before I even go out the door. It helps!
thesimpletheory
thesimpletheory on August 09
hahaha #3... i end up going back to the stores with the intentions of returning stuff, but i end up picking something up, usually smaller though...
MiuSan
MiuSan on August 09
Specially liked number 7 :)
creepy_stranger
creepy_stranger on August 10
haha ya agree!
trinnah
trinnah on August 09
Great article!! I think I'm guilty of most of these. Haha! I need to re-evaluate!
aribear22
aribear22 on August 09
great article
ItsClaudia
ItsClaudia on August 09
I usually buy things I'm not 100% sure and then I come home and understand I'll never wear them!
stellapnp
stellapnp on August 09
beautiful article as alwyas!! amazing ideas!! i always plan!!
marijakatrina
marijakatrina on August 09
hehe, nice
Redchyna
Redchyna on August 08
I need to drill tip #1 into my head because I love shopping on eBay. I usually just give the item to someone if I can't make it work for myself, it makes me feel like it wasn't a totally wasted purchase.
JyaDi
JyaDi on August 08
the only time i go shopping is when the thrift store is having it's annual $1 sale. low expectations warrant no disappointment. :)
pjp2496
pjp2496 on August 08
Great article!
canyoupasstheglitter
canyoupasstheglitter on August 08
great article!!
Polly_Nirvana
Polly_Nirvana on August 08
great article! ^^
biotechnology
biotechnology on August 08
It's a very good article, I know all the rules but I'm still adictted to beaking them ;)
Davida89
Davida89 on August 08
#3 and #5, are rules i need to DILIGENTLY follow!!! THANKS!
clara4ever10
clara4ever10 on August 22
hi
imperfectidealist
imperfectidealist on August 08
great article! i like how you gave examples and asked well-known members of chictopia what their mistakes were. you hit upon some interesting issues, i'm now following!
fashionophile
fashionophile on August 08
perfect article! as always.
HallieDaily
HallieDaily on August 08
Sorry Crystal, I missed the last question :) But look at you!!! you have so many good ideas in shopping! hehehe....
Bombonica
Bombonica on August 08
loved it :x very useful
Dandelia
Dandelia on August 07
Gosh... You just read my mind, and found a solution to my bad shopping habbits, haha! THANKS!
maryiangge
maryiangge on August 07
what i did what to do!!! my gosh!!! super helpful crystal! i seen youre in rising star of the month :) clap clap!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on August 07
this is the perfect article right now. i need to stop my shopping obsession! :) i'm clearing out pieces i never wear (that are still stunning) for a blog sale soon - hopefully that will help me reconsider the next time i think i have to do some retail therapy!

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