Why do we keep doing things we know we may regret?
As I told you on “When Neutral is Not Enough”: I’m not a shopaholic and only buy things I love with my own money to reward myself for working so hard. Shoes and bags become a milestone in my life and I usually buy them on a special occasion.
I’m going to share the stories behind one of my favorite statement shoes, the popular Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps.
I always try to spare money to buy shoes or bags, so when I feel down I can just do retail therapy. Becoming a freelancer motivates me to stop doing retail therapy and find another way to deal with my stress. However before I wanted to end it, I want to buy shoes.
I always make a wish list of things I want to buy. It helps to control my spending, prevent me from becoming a shopaholic, and regret buying stuff when doing retail therapy. When you feel stress or sad, your head can’t think clearly.
To cope with my stress, I usually don’t always shop right away. I check my budget, look at my wish list, and pick some shoes or bags ‘candidate’ that I want to buy. Then I check the reviews. Forum Purseblog is my favorite place to read people discussions.
I fell in love at first sight when I saw Aminah Abdul Jillil’s bow pump. The big bow design becomes the signature which says a lot. Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pump is one of my dream shoes.
Looking at Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps’ reviews made me surprised. I had doubt purchasing Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps when I read its reviews. People said it’s very uncomfortable.
Our childhood gives a huge impact on us. The experience we had, help us to shape our perception and interest. Bow always attract me; maybe because I spent my childhood watching Mickey Mouse.
I think a bow is feminine and elegant while also youthful. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I couldn’t resist a temptation to buy Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps.
You might hear a lot that sentence which is used by people to describe a sad feeling. It’s interesting that some researches had proofed that when you feel sad or stress, it could decrease your perceptions of colors.
Another reason why I still decide to buy Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps is maybe that I felt blue at that time. It somehow might affect my decision to ignore the bad reviews, proceed in buying it, and choose blue instead of red—my favorite color.
While waiting for Aminah Abdul Jillil to come I was worried I might end up regretting my decision. It was supposed to be a really special shoe.
I finally received the shoes, opened it, and try it on. These blue bow pumps totally helped me to not feel blue.
If I should describe Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pumps, I might describe it as a ‘beauty in pain’ which reminded me of my guilty pleasure—retail therapy.
Thankfully, no… I don’t regret it even I feel a little bit guilty.
I could walk fine with these shoes without afraid of getting tripped, but it’s quite hurting if I stand too long when wearing it. Since it’s made of suede, I couldn’t wear it on rainy days and need an extra effort to take care of it.
Even I couldn’t wear it all the time and some people might see it as wasting money, I’m still grateful that I still had a chance to get one of my dream shoes. I love these shoes!
Maybe there are things that you just couldn’t explain…
or don’t want to find a way to describe it.
Have you ever wonder what does an outfit mean to other people? Is it just a piece of clothing to wear or is there something more to it?