It's like Sex and the Suburbs and 30 Rock all rolled into one…
I have a problem. When I get stressed out, I tend to buy clothes. I have about three closets worth of clothes to prove just how stressed I am. For some reason, going to the mall alone, having people wait on me, and then spending precious cash makes me feel better. Some people pound gin and tonics; I buy clothes. A good friend of mine thought that perhaps it was shoes, as no woman has problems with fitting into shoes. Unless of course they are me and have duck like feet. My ankles are narrow and my toes wide and so a great amount of time shoes are more frustration then they are worth. (Hence my love of Sperries.)
No, my problem is the suit jacket. I’m just one of those women who look great in a suit jacket. I tend to collect them like some women collect small figurines. Thrift stores, the Talbots outlet store, J Crew, Express – even Forever 21 – are not safe from my suit jacket shopping. Combined with the fact that the boyfriend jacket is currently “in”, this is getting more and more problematic. Especially because I just bought a white dinner coat and I honestly have no idea where I’m going to wear it.
Discuss: What do you buy when you’re stressed out?