I was chatting with a friend last night, and somehow the conversation turned to my missed opportunity with the trench coat. Would you believe she knew exactly which coat I was talking about? It got me thinking...there are probably lots of these little missed opportunities, and that it must happen to other people. It can't be possible that I would be the only person out there that noodles on a $40 Target buy. Right? Right??
For me, it's not just things I didn't buy, but also things I didn't buy enough of. Take my favorite pair of gold ballet flats. I bought them at Macy's about four years ago from the clearance rack for $16 (regularly $59). I only bought one pair. I had no idea they would quickly become my go-to shoes. For I had never owned a pair of gold shoes. I did not know of their mystical matching power: they matched EVERYTHING! I lived in these shoes. Then, by the time I realized how much I loved them and that they would not last forever, they were no longer in production. The shoe style is still in production, but the ever-versatile gold was a color of seasons past. Boo-hoo. No longer wanting to wear frayed, scuffed, loose-insoled shoes, I began my hunt for new gold ballet flats. Finally I found a new pair, after endless hours of hunting. And, luckily, I do like them almost as much as my first pair. Of course, I only bought one pair. Hmm. I should probably get on that.
What missed shopping opportunities do you regret?