It's no secret that I love to go thrifting. I'm not as serious about it as some people I know, but over the last year it's become one of my favorite things to do. I love the thrill of finding something fantastic, and knowing that I got it for a fraction of what I'd spend on something new. But one thing that I've noticed is that I'm sort of competitive with thrifting. Not that I have a specific person I'm competing against, but if I find something awesome I have to have it. Even if it doesn't fit, even if I'll probably never wear it.
I've been collecting these vintage pieces that I know I have no use for. I honestly sound like a hoarder when I say that! It's not like I have bags and boxes full of vintage stuff I don't need, but a handful of things that I buy even though I know I don't need it. This jacket is the latest purchase that I probably should have skipped over. It's so perfectly 70s, red and white polka dot polyester with huge lapels, but it's way too small for me. I can get it on and button it, but it just looks silly. I knew it was too small when I tried it on, but I bought it anyway. Part of me justifies that maybe one day I'll sell some of my vintage stuff, and part of me says that maybe someday it'll fit/I'll have a use for it. But these are tendencies I'm going to really try to nip in the bud! I'd love to have a huge vintage collection someday, but what good is it to me if it doesn't fit?
Do you have any bad shopping habits you'd like to confess to? I'm sure we all have little things we do that we aren't especially proud of. Feel free to share in the comments!