Saturday, October 11, 2008

Personal Shopper

I don't like shopping. I know, it doesn't sound like the typical words you'd hear from a woman's mouth, but it's true. I don't like shopping. I have tried on several occasions to enjoy the event but the end result is always the same - distaste. I will walk into a store browse the shelves and racks and be ready to leave in five minutes.

The problem with my non-hobby is this - I still want to look cute. And in order to look cute, I have to suffer through the pain of shopping. So I decided I need a Personal Shopper. I realize that they do offer such services at several department stores, free of charge. The problem with that is that I am in no financial position to purchase all my clothing at these department stores. Maybe one or two items... But then again, even if I was in a financial position to purchase all my clothing at these department stores - I wouldn't. Call me cheap but to spend more than $20 on a shirt is ridiculous! Some of my favorite articles of clothing were 3 or 4 dollar steals I found at Nordstrom Rack or TJ Maxx or Ross or even Target. I am of the group that prefers quantity over quality. If you go for quantity, you don't feel so bad if a couple of the items you buy go out of style next season. If you choose quality, you'll look cute for a season but then you'll be out of money for the next.

What I need is a friend to be my personal shopper. Someone who has great taste, looks for bargains and enjoys shopping. Someone that would find something cute for herself and buy me the exact item in my size (of course I'd reimburse her). Though I haven't quite worked out what the incentive for her would be... Maybe I'd have to find someone that just enjoyed shopping and would do it out of the goodness of her heart. That'd be nice. Perhaps someday my desired super power will come true. The one where I blink at a cute piece of clothing and an exact replica in my size shows up in my closet. That would be nice...

To any of my readers, if you love shopping and want to be my personal shopper, you're hired!

8 comments:

Collette said...

I want that super power too.

Mel said...

Hey - I will go in on the "Personal Shopper" with you. I am too cheap to enjoy shopping, and don't have the paitence to be a bargain hunter, either. I am embarrased to admit my mom still occasionally will buy me clothes because she knows I rarely will get something new. So sad...

Jeanna said...

Maybe when I'm small enough to enjoy shopping more I would volunteer. However, by that time I'm gonna be pretty busy with my own shopping. Sorry.

Ashley said...

You should hire AJ.

AJ said...

Um....can I post my resume' and application? For real?
***just read ashleys comment- ha. That makes me feel good!

Jen Demaris said...

Whats up girlie!? Havent talked to you or hung out forever! You still alive? ;) Been meaning to call lets get together soon with the Schaffers!

Josette said...

i would like shopping A LOT more if i was really rich and could buy whatever i wanted...i like the pricey stuff!! but alas, i cannot purchase, only look.

aarone said...

Get out of here. Everything you just said about shopping is exactly how I feel too. Only I've given up on looking cute, and just try to avoid shopping all together. The risk then, is Kelsey gets to pick my clothes. And that means lots of hoodies and tight jeans!

Kelsey hates grocery shopping with me, because I go down every aisle and then agonize over spending an extra 25 cents for whatever it is I want.