There is almost nothing you can’t buy online, from fashion to home wares, groceries to gifts, all sent straight to your door. The convenience of shopping can end up getting me into some serious trouble, with The Iconic’s express shipping within 3 hours, means my purchases arrive in time for the weekend or a desperate binge that I need in my hand now can pretty much be achieved. My online shopping style is something I like to call ‘a web grazer’, all day long a will constantly add and add, more and more pieces to my carts, across multiple sites, before taking a short break, only to click back an hour or so later to decide exactly how much money I really want to part with that day. From there I narrow my purchases down or store for another day, secretly hoping they will go on sale.
The only negative for me, is my tendency to shop online at very strange hours of the day; more often than not I am either procrastinating or bored. My favourite time to online shop:
The Mid-day Cash Splash
When productivity and motivation levels are low, I tend to hit the web for a quick pick-me up. It never needs to be a huge spending spree, just 10 minutes or so to help clear my head and not think about work. Today my credit card has received three mildly strenuous workouts, as a add new pieces to my ever-expanding wardrobe.
The Late Night Binge
Usually whilst I am laying on the couch, half paying attention to the TV in the background, as I jump between fashion blogs, Instagram, Pinterest and my favourite fashion sites to see what is new and on trend. This is the most dangerous after a wine or two. Embarrassingly I have had a couple of surprise items arrive on my doorstep
But shopping at strange hours leads me to what I love most about buying online….
A spending spree late on a Sunday night before the big week of work, means when Monday comes I have a week full of shiny new parcels and packages to look forward too. Like little gifts to myself each day. I am renowned at work for receiving weekly packages from my latest online binge.
It is at times like these that my partner is grateful for separate credit cards and bank accounts; he just shakes his head at me as I try to explain away my purchases.