The answer to that my friends is if your "bargain" sits in your closet unworn for more than a year, you wasted your money. See that dress up there? I still haven't worn it for anything but this photo session. Wanna know what I paid for it? $3.48. But STILL, I could have done numerous other things with that moolah.
We have established both that I can't pass up a good deal AND that I work in a retail store, so not to beat a dead horse, but those two things combined is what gets me into trouble.
I liked this dress when it came in and thought the wrap style would be good for me. So I waited for it to go on a good promotion but it never did, and then it left for mark-down land and new stuff came in and I forgot all about it. My attention span is limited, I'll grant you. Then one day we were emptying out our back-stock of clearance and I found it again on super cheap price-kill, in my size, last one left. Seriously, I consider those coincidences as signs that I should own that item. So I bought it. I brought it home and tried it on and hated it. It actually has almost a tank style top, not even short sleeves, but a barely capped style rolled edge short sleeve. And I hate my arms. And its 115 here in the summer and who wants to wear a cardigan in that heat. So, my bargain sat in my closet for over a year. Until just recently when I tried it with this outfit. I may just wear it yet this season, at least to get my money's worth out of it. Moral of the story, a bargain is just wasted money unless 1) you LOVE it and 2) you WEAR it...often and in many ways.
|Ta Da!! Lesson learned.|
Do you have a bargain item you can't figure out why you bought? Share your details! I'm lonely here, talking to myself!!