|Hateful capris from Old Navy|
- They go with pretty much everything
- They travel well
- I can wear them to work
Two bases covered--work and leisure, which means if I can find a decent pair of khaki capris, those who spend a lot of time with me are bound to get very sick of looking at them. Problem is, I can't find any.
To be fair, I haven't looked super, super hard, but I have sought out all the usual (for me) suspects: Gap, Old Navy, New York & Company, and I looked at H&M and Forever 21. I've had no luck at all. The only store that even had khaki capris was Old Navy, and both styles were so terrible I wrote a strongly-worded letter of complaint. To sum up: they created a muffin top where there had been no muffin top before, and were so low-rise that I could not wear them for fear of booty-flashing. I am not a large woman, there is no reason to spend money on capris that make me look lumpy and horrible, so I returned them and attacked with my words.
Since that unfortunate incident, I haven't even seen khaki capris pants in stores. Apparently this year it's all about the walking short. I already have a pair of those and I can't wear them to work! I may have to give up the dream.
Then, in one of the frugality blogs I read, someone posted that you can get the above Old Navy khaki capris for a mere $8 instead of $29.99! I immediately went to the site to figure out how to get these savings. Then I stopped myself and remembered that these are the worst pants I've ever encountered, and even at $8, they will ruin my life.
Crisis averted, but I certainly feel alarmed.
Is my love of savings so significant that I frequently buy things just for the discount? Is that why I'm bringing four+ bags of clothes to The Salvation Army this summer?
I'm glad I caught myself, but I wonder if my focused approach to shopping could be fine-tuned even further. I hate going to stores, but often fall into the online trap. Anyone have any strategies for how to better deal with these temptations?