Posts tagged "shopping habits"

What Are Your Shopping Dealbreakers?

We talk a lot about dating dealbreakers here at the Frisky — things like neckbeards and global warming denial that can instantly end a date or even a relationship. But what about shopping dealbreakers? Example: for me, a tag that says “hand wash only” is the equivalent of a guy who wears spotless white sneakers.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2011

7 Shopping Pet Peeves

A couple weeks ago, Amelia wrote about five of her random pet peeves, from elevator button abusers to people who groan in yoga class. Today, I’d like to focus on my shopping pet peeves — the little things that can turn a routine shopping trip into an exercise in exasperation. I’d love to hear your…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2011

6 Times I’ve Cried In The Dressing Room And Why

I’m not big on crying in public, I swear, but dressing rooms are a different story. Maybe it’s the sting of the harsh lighting. Maybe being surrounded by mirrors makes me feel raw and introspective. Maybe I take the phrase “retail therapy” a little too seriously. Whatever the reason, I have something of a history…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 7, 2011

What’s Your Most Dreaded Item To Shop For?

Yesterday, my friend Katelyn and I were walking around downtown Portland when I spotted a pair of ballet flats sitting on a sidewalk sale table. They were black patent leather with blue sequin details and, best of all, they had been marked down to 10 bucks. I scanned the stacks of boxes for a size…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2011

What’s Your Spending Comfort Zone?

Most of the items in my closet probably cost between $5 and $75. I’m a huge fan of thrift stores, discount stores, and clearance racks. My mom raised me to hunt relentlessly for the best deal, so even when I’m doing fine financially, a $50 price tag will give me pause. A $100 item i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 30, 2010

Do You Ever Go On A “Fashion Diet”?

The other day a friend sent me a link to an item on the Madewell site. “Weren’t these the shorts you wanted? They went on sale and are only $11!” Tempting, but I told her I was abstaining from all fashion purchases at the moment. “I’m on a fashion diet,” I said. While the term…

Leonora Epstein / November 3, 2010

How Much Do You Influence Your Partner’s Fashion Choices?

When I first met my boyfriend, he favored pristine white Adidas Superstar sneakers, baggy jeans, and Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts. He kinda dressed like a douchebag, to be honest, but he didn’t act like one so I decided to give him a chance. These days he wears beat-up boots, slim-fitting jeans and plaid button-up shirts.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 20, 2010

Do Knock-Offs And Designer Collabs Give You The “Must Have It” Syndrome?

We all know the feeling of fashion obsession. And often, it comes in the form of something very, very expensive. But has the retail industry succeeded in driving our obsessions to lower-priced goods? With the wave of decent knock-off chains supplying our closets (thank you, Zara and Forever 21), and exclusive designer collaborations, are we…

Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2010