Do you guys remember when I FINALLY ordered a pair of burlap TOMS shoes ballet flats? And I was SO excited to get them, and they finally came, and they were TOO BIG (I even ordered a half size down)? So I sent them back, anxious to get a new pair, and you can imagine my dismay when I got an email from TOMS saying they were “refunding my credit card” as the burlap flats are “on back order until early MAY.” SERIOUSLY. I HATE it when I FINALLY decide to spend money on something rather expensive and then I end up getting crushed. Seriously.
Burlap TOMS = Epic Fail.
So I decided to hold off on buying different ballet flats. I checked online at Nordstrom and they have some linen looking ones, but I really liked the burlap ones. I don’t really want to spend $80 on shoes that I mostly like when I know that there are ones that I really like out there. Somewhere.
Anyhow, last week I stopped at Nordstrom Rack and saw that they had some TOMS! Unfortunately they were the original style, but they had some in brown! I’ve been needing to get some new brown “every day” shoes that I can just throw on. These were cute, only $45, and came in my size. I texted Aaron and Jen asking them if they thought I should get them – and they both basically said if I like them, get them. I wavered back and forth, not knowing what to do….I have a really hard time spending money on things that I wasn’t planning on spending money on. And I was still wanting the ballet flats.
So I left. Without the shoes.
I drove fifteen minutes home and by the time I got home I wish I had bought them. I really want to throw my other brown shoes away…and I could have if I had only come home with those darn shoes.
Jen and I both have issues with buying things for ourselves. We can buy things for others SO easily, but when it comes to ourselves we find ourselves paralyzed with making the decision to spend money. Recently Jen turned down buying a $15 t-shirt that she legitimately needed because she knew SOMEWHERE she could get it for $10. Later on, she had what we are diagnosing as NBR: Non-Buyers Remorse. Everyone has had buyers remorse…but we are describing that time when you wish you would have bought something but you didn’t.
Even now as I write this post I am kicking myself for not buying those stinking shoes. Next time I’m in the area I’ll stop in and if the shoes are still there I’ll get them. In the meantime, I am diagnosing myself with NBR. Does anybody else suffer from this condition, or is it just us?