I'm not someone who regularly wanders the shops looking for new stuff. In fact, I only tend to do that when I need something new for a special occasion, and I can't find anything in my wardrobe that works. Or that no one has seen before.
This is not a sponsored post. I wish it was, because I'd save myself a FORTUNE, but I really like Esprit clothes. (I actually thought today, that considering the amount of times I've mentioned Esprit on Twitter or on this blog, I should have their PR company throwing clothes at me. And then I immediately concluded: 'Why would they do that? I'm already BUYING THE WHOLE STORE ALREADY!' Silly me. )
The clothes suit my body shape. They're mostly casual (which is what I wear 99% of the time), and I know my size, so I can pretty much walk in, grab a bunch of stuff and know it'll fit. (Well, mostly.)
I tend to do this annually. I avoid shopping like the plague, so when I walked in today I reckon I had no less than twenty items in the change room with me to try on. I bought eleven of them.
Unfortunately, I didn't really realise until afterwards that I kind of stuck with a bit of a colour theme, branching out only in a couple of items. See if you can guess the theme:
Yup. Lots of blue and white going on here, isn't there?
I'm already re-thinking the white denim jacket. Will it really get enough use? I was excited to buy my first blue denim jacket though since, oh I dunno, 1987 or something. I was wearing three-quarter white (Esprit!) pants when I tried it on, and the blue denim looked awesome with it. (Even if I do say so myself.)
There's a silvery item on the navy blue shirt in the middle, which is a necklace I purchased at Diva. And the purple t-shirt at the top of the shot? It's not really my size (one size up), but I picked it up - without trying it on - because it was marked down to $12.95 or something. Also, the short, white denim shorts...they're a little...snug. But I figured, as soon as I start my fitness programme (*cough*), they'll be perfect.
You see, when I shop like this (which is very rarely - like I said, it's mostly an annual thing) I get a bit carried away. Suddenly I want shoes, bags, jewellery...the lot. It's a good thing I couldn't find any white sandals afterwards in Myer today, and couldn't be bothered checking anywhere else because my arm was about to drop off lugging around the two bags of clothes I was carrying. Otherwise, Hubby would surely go in to heart failure when he eventually spies the bill. (Like, even more so than he undoubtedly will.)
Let's just say I most definitely made the $150 mark I had to reach to use my $50 discount voucher.
And then some.
My excuse is that I don't do it often, and it's my birthday this weekend as well (do you like the way I just casually slipped that in?), so that's as good an excuse as any, right?
Do you like clothes shopping? How often do you go? Do you have a favourite store/brand you favour? Do you go on 'shopping sprees' or are you more of a planner when it comes to clothes shopping?