Sometimes shopping isn't so fucking fun.

Mar 6, 2013 at 1:00pm | 561 comments

It’s important to acknowledge that the idea of “need” is relative: In homes built in the 1950s, bedroom closets were much smaller than they are today. There weren’t emails delivered weekly to your inbox touting sales at your favorite stores.
After many years as a seasonal employee, I've developed a keen sense of what actually constitutes good manners while shopping. You probably don't have them. You're rude and annoying and you probably don’t even know it.
How to stop buying stuff you never wear once and for all.

Feb 26, 2014 at 12:00pm | 478 comments

I stopped hating my body when I realized that number doesn’t mean dick.

Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00am | 413 comments

body image
Fat-shaming has been a popular topic on this site, and I’ve avoided the topic like an out of state parking ticket, but I have something to say, now.
And it actually wasn't that hard. I KNOW. I AM THE WORST.
I can’t even blame this on a cartoon walrus.

Jul 28, 2014 at 9:00am | 218 comments

I’ve owned a ton of different kind of jeans in all different price ranges and styles, but in the end, Acne had me (and my bubble butt) at hello!
first date
I've picked the guy and set the date. Now if I could only pick an outfit...
big boobs
A couple of fine shopkeepers are offering a nice half-way point between the giant baggy shirt and the too-tight baby tee with a monkey wearing a backpack on it.
body acceptance
You know those women who can open their closets, pull out a few things and voila! they look amazing and effortless? I am not one of those women.
Most people have Versailles, le Louvre and le Eiffel Tower on their must-visit-while-in-Paris list. Me? I hot foot it over to City-Pharma.
A pair of overalls in the window led to a much bigger discussion inside my head.

Nov 25, 2013 at 4:00pm | 147 comments

Because let's face it: Starbucks gift cards are the Starbucks coffee of holiday presents. (Perfectly useful, but kind of boring.)

Dec 19, 2013 at 2:00pm | 145 comments

men's clothing
As if I'd let gender "rules" govern how I dress myself.
body issues
I was raised with a poverty mentality. When it came to buying, I was that little girl again -- afraid that she wasn’t going to have enough

Jun 5, 2012 at 9:34am | 141 comments

The average female wears only one quarter of all the shoes she owns. Turns out I'm just a statistic. I THOUGHT I WAS SPECIAL.
possible shopping addiction
beauty boutiques
Some people are devotees to one store, but others (like me), are harlots of the beauty-buying world.
I love gift cards because they represent so much potential. What would you buy?