Why do I torture myself?

United States
April 16, 2008 8:12am CST
As some of you know, before I became a Stay-at-home, I used to sell advertising for a national fashion magazine - well, in that job and in the world of high fashion, the clothes I wore were usually high end (can't go selling to Chanel when you're wearing polyester). Well now I'm at home, and have very little need for the clothes I used to wear - even with jeans - very stupid to clean the bathtub in a pair of $250 jeans right? So why do I torture myself with all the e-mails I get of beautiful clothes and shoes? Bergdorf Goodman just sent me one with a photo of a Christian Louboutin "Feather ankle wrap d'Orsay pump" - GORGEOUS - the kind of shoes I would kill (or at least maim) to have. But in my "current" life I would wear them where??? I mean, even I can't justify spending $760 on a pair of shoes to wear twice a year (and believe me, I'm good at justifying!!!). So why can't I unsubscribe from the mailing list - it's pure torture!!!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Apr 08
You poor thing. All dressed up and no where to go. I ended up in the same boat when my doctor made me quit working. Great clothes, no life.*sigh* I ended up attending every lodge meeting that I could get into just to class up the place. LOL Drove a lot of women batty but the fellows loved it. Over time though, the clothes went the way of Oxfam and now I just torture myself with lusting after product in mags and dreaming of the old days. I'll tell you this though - I'll be the best dressed corpse in town when my time comes! LOL
• United States
17 Apr 08
Too funny - I'll also be the best dressed corpse - LOL! You know its bad when you're pulling out dresses and high heels to go to the grocery store - LOL!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Apr 08
Summertime, dresses, straw hats, heels and bare legs, bangles on my arm and big old sunglasses and off to the local quickiemart! LOL I once heard a lady ask her friend if I was a movie star? ROFL Good for the ego but bad for community relations when they find out you're just 'that woman'! LOLOLOL......
• United States
18 Apr 08
Oh dear god - I soooo love my hats! Here I look like an absolute idiot wearing them - unless its to church or tea or a derby event, but I do LOVE me some wide brimmed hats!
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• Pakistan
17 Apr 08
you mentioned the price of your jeans $250. that's Nnearly PKR 15000. ialso wear jeans of good quality but not that much costly. their price ranging from RS 1000-3000. you are really torturing yourself....
• United States
18 Apr 08
I know & I really out to be taken out and shot I tell you! I suppose it comes from working so many years in an industry where people thought nothing of dropping $500 - $1000 on a pair of shoes or $5000 on a suit. I do have to say though that with most clothes it is not really a matter of "designer labels" - the really expensive things are of such a higher quality and fit. Designers put so much thought into things like drape and lines and flattery (even moving pockets so you look skinnier - I swear I have one pair of jeans that make me look like I just dropped 10 pounds when I put them on!) that once you wear something like that - you find it SOOOOO hard to go back to less expensive brands. And the clothes positively last FOREVER! Now when it comes to trendy stuff or basics like t-shirts - I buy the cheapest I can find!
• United States
11 Dec 08
I don't have anywhere to where them and I couldn't justify spending the $$$ either. So....I created a site to help others buy them on sale. That way I make a commission on each sale. Might as well make some money off of it, right? Here's the site: http://www.squidoo.com/christianlouboutinsale You should take your knowledge of fashion and make some money with it. As a matter of fact, here's a site that can help you with that: http://www.squidoo.com/supermom_in_ny Send me a private message if you need more info. :)
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Hello SherrylWatts, I'm not going to claim to know anything about fashion but when you've spent so much time doing something like that where you obviously enjoyed it so much, that its just really hard to let go. I know being a stay at home mom is the most important job there is but I'd bet you would really love to get back into that world if there was a way to do both. Its good to see that you have your priorities straight. Sometimes you just have to let go of the world you used to be in and enjoy where you are. I wish you all the best. Take care, Terry
@weiyi5151 (120)
• China
18 Apr 08
so,what's your hobby? it's easy to get rid of your trouble.you can do something you are really interested in . then by time goes, you will be suit for the new enviroment. remember time can change everything.