For The Retail Therapy You Need 24/7
Have you ever had such an awful day where it seems nothing can lift you out of the dumps?
Then you somehow find yourself surfing the net, or shuffling through a mall, and just having you eye caught by some sparkly little something can perk you right up.
Ever heard of retail therapy? Sometimes shopping can do more for your spirits than fistfuls of Prozac with a vitamin C chaser.
Whether your vice is shoes, purses, denim, or cosmetics, taking the time to spoil yourself feels pretty darn good, and in a society where most women don¹t have much opportunity to pamper themselves, those little luxuries can make your day, helping you feel like the star/superwoman/local celebrity you are and should be!
Feeling beautiful and happy with yourself can affect how you face life, too.
Maybe you¹ve got an extravagant pair of too-high-to-be-comfortable heels that are impossible to walk in, but make you feel sooooo sexy.
Maybe it¹s something simpler, like a white cotton t-shirt that just happens to fit your perfectly. Whatever it might be, it is important to identify those little pieces of something special that make you feel special.
And then there is the added dimension of label-lust, a need for those strategically placed logos that let everyone know that not only are you hip enough to know what quality looks like, but successful enough to afford it, too (no one needs to know how you found that Coach bag for half price at an overstock store).
Designer brands must have been what they were referring to when the phrase, "You get what you pay for" was coined.
Those more-than-you¹ve-ever-paid-for-sunglasses Christian Dior¹s will far outlive your ten dollar knockoffs.
Those designers get to be household names for a reason, and it is the quality behind those brands that makes the sometimes hefty price tag a bit more sensible.
I mean, if Juicy Couture is good enough for Paris Hilton, it¹s good enough for you, right?
Updated May 13, 2012