Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fear of Missing Out

In my previous post, I talked and encouraged everyone to shop their closet and make use of what they have in their closet.  So I guess today I may be a hypocrite on this post.  I will be the first to admit that I am easily influenced by what I see around me.  Just call me a marketer's dream.  I am still very impulsive with my purchases (even though I am trying) and this impulsive behavior goes beyond shopping.  If you call me to say let's go to Vegas, I would say yes in a heart beat.  I think it's called the fear of missing out (FOMO) syndrome.  

When I get invited to parties, I rarely so no because I don't want to miss out on the fun.  And I am always bummed if an event conflicts with another.  I think this translate to why I shop the way I do.  I always feel that if I don't buy it now I may be missing out on this ____ and never find anything like it again.  Of course it's a silly rationale and I need to shop thinking this way.  

This leads me to dress.  I saw it on Tara of Mix and Match Fashion and love the color and the fit of it.  A few days later, I got an email from Banana Republic that select items were 50% off.  Thinking about this dress, I of course clicked on the email and the dress was one of the full price item at 50% off. With my mentality of FOMO, I thought if I don't buy it now, I will miss out on this at a great price.  My thought process was, even if it went on sale, the first slash won't be that steep and it could be out of my size.  

So yes my FOMO thought process caused this purchase.  I love the dress so much more when I got it because it had pockets and a fun slight high low hem. 

Do you ever have a feeling of FOMO?  If you do, how do you control these urges?

Banana Republic Floral Fit and Flare Dress Same
J Crew Factory Pearls Similar
The Limited Ashton Blouse Same in Different Colors
The Limited Belt Similar
J Crew Isabelle Printed Bow Pumps (worn hereherehere & hereSimilar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Purse Similar
BaubleBar Lighting Teardrop Cuff Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
BaubleBar Gemini Beaded Tipped Open Ring Same

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