Point Counter Point: Why I Don’t Shop Online

July 17, 2013

I’ve lived in Texas for a little over a year and a half now and one of the scariest things about moving a thousand miles away from home was making new friends. I’ve talked about making friends as an adult on the blog before, and it’s just not an easy thing to do. Thankfully, I’ve found some pretty amazing ladies in the Houston area and one of them happens to have a blog that I loved to read even before we became “real-life” friends!

Meg of Everyday Meg and I met in a Starbucks at it was love at first sight. We had so many things in common, yet just enough differences to keep it interesting. That’s why we decided to a few posts to highlight our differences in a series called “Point-Counter-Point.”

One of the things I love most about Meg is her style. She is almost always wearing an adorable outfit that I am totally jealous of! Often times when I ask her about her outfit, she tells me that she purchased it online. This is something that is totally foreign to me! Don’t get me wrong: it’s not that I don’t trust it. It’s just not something that I’ve ever done, but with good (sort of) reason.

Reasons Why I Don’t Shop Online

1. I procrastinate. If I need a certain piece of clothing for a certain event, chances are that I will wait until the absolute last minute to get it. Shipping time? Just doesn’t fit into that equation.

2. Shopping in person is therapeutic to me. I absolutely love perusing the racks of clothes and aimlessly wandering around the mall (even if my husband hates it when I drag him along!)

3. I am impatient. If I want to go shopping, I want to do it right then. And shipping costs? That’s just another piece of clothes or jewelry that I could purchase right there!

4. I love deals. Meg talks about online deals in her post today, but I have to say I think deals in person are much better! One store that we both love is J. Crew Factory. I have never purchased anything online from there, but you can best believe that I have gone there at least two weekends in the past two months. Plus? You don’t get a student discount online (even though I’m technically not a student anymore… oops.)

5. I need to be able to try on clothes before I buy them. My sizes change at each store that I visit and sometimes I’ll get a smaller size in one type of top but a larger size in another. It all depends! I just like to have it in my hands before I commit.

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