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24. Do you remember the biggest waste of money you ever made on an item of clothing?
shoes that looked perfect but made my feet bleed
Actually, it happened to me probably two hours ago, at the Sports Authority Closing Sale. Really, I read some signs wrong and spent WAYYY more than I thought I would, but couldn't say no and put stuff back - and it's all final sale since the stores are closing. I sat in my car, mumbling at myself that I was an idiot. So. Not. Pleased.
But there have certainly been many more instances where I have bought something and NEVER worn it.
I don't want to go there.
My mum made me get a dress to accept a scholarship in and I only ever wore it once.
A $70 black bodycon dress that shrank upon the first wash. I didn’t have the energy to try and wear it as a tunic or a top so I donated it. That is the last time I will spend $70 on a dress or any other item of clothing.
A new jeans, that grow TWO size in the washing. It reminded me to stick to the second hand clothes and avoid like pest brands store.
I accidentally bought a maternity top once. I was not, and have never been, pregnant.
i bought 3 years ago a maison martin margiela bag for 2 grand. Wore it ten times and sold it at a flea market for 200€. It was the best offer i got.
I bought a Marques Almeida dress for too much money and then didn't really wear it.
I bought a Jacquemus t-shirt which looked shit on me just because I wanted the brand in my wardrobe.
I've always have a budget on my clothes
Yes, a coat
I bought $100 Dr. Martens boots. I bought them a size too big, but never bothered exchanging them. Now I can only wear them with a pair of fuzzy socks or else my feet swim in them! It's an inconvenience though, because between thick socks and leather boots, my feet get really hot!
I don't spend a bunch of money on a piece of clothing unless I love it.
80€ for Steel combat boots. they were impossible to break in and a size smaller too.
A long fur coat that hooked in the front.
A designer black coat that I hardly wear.
Hmmmm not really. I'm a bit Scottish/tight with my money! I've bought dresses because I've broken them in the changing room - but they've turned out to be great purchases (that could be fixed).
I love it, but I get little wear from it. A very long, deep navy, unlined Jil Sander coat. What was I thinking?
And it's a hungry beast as I keep buying navy clothes to go with it, hoping I might wear it more.
Not really. But I'm sure I wasted lots at some stage! I've just forgotten now, as lately I haven't been spending money at all on clothing but I'd really like to at some point soon--APC sale emails for example ;)!
Yes! I bought a knock-off Desigual dress in Tel-Aviv last year that was not flattering at all and I wore it maybe once.
Yes, thrifting. Won't be doing that again.
About $60 on a sundress while I was in grad school and had very little money. It was the end of the quarter and I just wanted to treat myself. But the dress was ill-fitting and a bit short.
probably blocked it from my memory for a reason
So many times!! I used to never try things on, and would get home excited to wear a new piece of clothing only to find out that it didn't fit. I would never find the time to return the item.
Yes, a couple times when I first had money in my hot little hands (besides monthly allowance.)
I rarely over spend on clothing. But once as a teenager, my cousin talked me into buying a velour pants suit. Couldn't stand to leave the house in it.