Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I got it on sale...

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earrings: monet // necklace: forever new // top: kmart // skirt: target // blazer: zara

When I buy something and its cheap I feel the need to tell the whole world. For example today someone complimented my necklace and I was more than happy to exclaim it was from Forever New and only $8. However when someone compliments me on something that  I consider expensive I never exclaim to them the crazy price that I paid for it. I really don't think I am alone in this habit as I always have friends more than happy to talk about something they bought on sale but fail to mention a price on a bigger ticket items.
I cant help but wonder why? Does telling other people about things we bought on sale help us to justify our purchases or show off our knack for shopping? Alternatively does buying something cheap justify the things we spend more on?
What do you think? 

12 comments:

  1. That's so true! I always tell people how much my item of clothing is if I got it as a bargain. I thikn we like to brag about our bargains and of course justify our spendings. BUT if I do have something that is a expensive brand, I do like to say 'oh it's sass and bide'...but I rarely buy expensive brands so yeah.

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  2. Love the blazer! I love telling people how cheap something is. It's fun to see the look on their face when you say your outfit cost less then $10. x

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  3. I am exactly the same! I always tell people about my bargains but like to keep quiet about my more expensive purchases, think it is the guilt!
    Gorgeous outfit and I love your hair! x

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  4. I do the same thing! I get so excited about bargain shopping in a way I can't about larger purchases. I think it is a far more justified purchase if I didn't spend much on it, because it's not as if clothes/accessories are something I need!

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  5. I always do this too! I think if the price impressed you when you bought the item then it sticks in your mind... but I never remember how much more expensive things are... plus I don't like to look like I'm bragging! ha ha :) Love the colour of your blazer by the way! :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  6. I am always excited to share an awesome bargain, It's kinda become part of my usual compliment response now LOL...Oh you like my top?! Thrifted it with tags for $2, yeah I'm that good LOL...ok maybe it doesn't go exactly like that but I do like to share my awesome thrifty finds! Xo Lori

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  7. Apparently this is a 'girl thing' according to one of my male friends - and a universal girl thing too it seems :) I always tell people if I found something for a bargain, I don't really know why either but men don't do that he said. His observation really made me laugh at the time and now I always think about it when I tell someone the price immediately after they compliment me on something.

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  8. It's a really good point! I do the same thing. Maybe it's excitement over a good deal that we want to share . . . and a little bit of sheepishness that we spent too much when it's a pricier item. I don't know, but I'm glad you got such a good deal on that cute necklace!

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  9. I do the same thing, and I feel like it's kind of annoying, but I can't help it. And sometimes I'll tell them how much I paid even if it wasn't a great deal, and that's even worse. But really, I'm just excited about the item, you know?

    Anyway, you look great. LOVE the colors you chose here. Lovely!

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  10. I do the same thing I think it's because I am so proud of the bargain price that I got it for. Love you hair like that it looks gorgeous.

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  11. Hahaha, I do this all the time!

    "I love your cardigan."
    "THANKS, I GOT IT ON SALE!"

    I can't help myself. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!

    x Jasmine

    PS. Love the 80s vibe of the outfit!

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  12. Oh I love your hair today chicka!
    I think we exclaim about the cheapies because it's like a win. I don't mind telling people how much things are if they ask and I always justify it with cost per wear :D

    Hehe.

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