Wikipedia’s take on retail therapy
Retail therapy is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer’s mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as comfort buys.
My take on retail therapy
I do shop “with the primary purpose of improving my mood” but I really should recognize that as much as I love shopping I don’t care for it much with a two year old in tow. I like picking pretty new things off the shelves. I don’t like picking up pretty little girls off the floor when they tantrum.
“Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition” My only period of depression is when my money runs out. My only period of transition is in the change room deciding between a long Big Blue skirt or a ¾ Big Blue skirt.
“Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as comfort buys” I can’t agree more. Pretty things soothe me, calm me and placate me.
Don’t we all need some comfort on this mighty chilly Saturday morning????
Now my lounge is pretty. And I hope I’ll be pretty for the party tonight too :)
Happy Saturday peeps!!!