Have you ever gotten an email with one of these subject lines...
"Your shopping cart is waiting..."
"The items in your shopping cart are lonely..."
"Hurry, you items will be deleted from your cart..."
I do. ALL. OF. THE. TIME.
I am completely guilty of obsessive shopping cart shopping - today's version of window shopping. When I get a sale email, read a new catalog (J. Crew - you kill me every time!) or see a cute piece of clothing on a blog, I instantly go the website and start loading up my cart with just about everything I want. It's completely unrealistic as my carts end up containing hundreds of dollars of merchandise. And I even choose things, I will probably never wear - some not even in my size!
Even though I probably only buy about 1% of the things I put in shopping carts, I find the process fulfilling. It's like shopping with pretend money. I do sometimes forget that I never actually ordered an particular item while I am waiting for it to show in the up in the mail...but that is not a frequent occurrence.
Take today's J. Crew cart for instance. I got the catalog over the weekend and a couple emails this week so this is what I have selected so far.
(so many stripes and dots - I need to venture out more, don't you think?)
Cute, right? However, the total cart is $700 worth of merchandise...so this is NOT going to happen.
I didn't even bother to put this skirt in even though I am DYING to get it. It is the perfect example of "classy with a kick" - a pencil skirt with sequins! Love!!
Anyway, I will most likely end up buying 1-2 of the items in this cart or I will forget and move onto the next online store/shopping cart. That's just how I roll!
Speaking of other shops...I'm not even going to show you the other carts I filled up today. I did actually buy something, though. Candles from Bath and Body Works - the 2 for $20 deal gets me every time! :) If you have not tried the American Boardwalk collection, you are missing out!
Do you have a shopping cart addiction? If so, I want to hear all about it! :)
**Please excuse the fuzzy pictures...my photoshop was not working so I had to improvise!