Have you ever become so obsessed with finding the perfect outfit that you just get sick of looking for it? That’s where I’m at right now with the dress for this wedding. I’m as sick of looking for it as everyone around me is of hearing about it.
When I’m on a shopping mission the term “abnormally obsessed” might not even do my condition justice. The item I am searching for or want, but refuse to pay full price for, it is all I think about. Whether it’s searching for it in general or looking for coupons to stores where it’s sold, I explore every single option.
It actually takes effort for me to keep the search from consuming me. And, yes, I do realize how sick this sounds.
Today I started reading Spent, Memoirs of a Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella (is it just me or is it a bit coincidental that her first name is an anagram for “Visa?”). Only 1 chapter in and I relate entirely too well to her plight.
Hopefully the book will at least distract me, if not give me some clarity, during this bout of fixation.
In the meantime, send me any great websites for formal wear. Thanks.