noun fash·ion \ˈfa-shən\
- a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people
- the business of creating and selling clothes in new styles
- fashions : clothes that are popular
*Merriam's Websters definition.
noun fo·mo \fōmō\
- "Fear of missing out".
- The fear that if you miss a party or event you will miss out on something great
- Even though he was exhausted, John's fomo got the best of him and he went to the party.
** Urban Dictionary's definition.
The other day I picked up a pair of gold Gucci sandals on sale. They were just over 50% off and I couldn't resist even with the heel height being too high for me at 4".
I battled with myself before I paid "How many gold shoes do I need?"
"I've always loved them and now they're on sale!"
"They'd look so cute with my new striped Rag & Bone jeans!" (Disclaimer, said jeans were also on sale. Don't judge!)
"Seriously, how many gold shoes do I need?"
The sales associate at Holts sealed the deal when she informed me of their sale return policy - "7 days with original receipt, unworn". Holts used to have a 24 hour policy for returning sale items so I'm glad to hear they changed it. I've had the shoes for a couple of days now and I'm still unsure. It's that damn 4" heel height!
The reason I brought them home is because I have fashion fomo. Seriously we all have it. My BFF Diana and I are at the mall at least once a week returning something we've changed our minds on. Geoff says "imagine how much gas money and time you'd save if you didn't have to return something every week" but I don't care because I have fashion fomo and I can't help it!
How does that stupid saying goes "nothing haunts us more than something we didn't buy". Well it's true and I'd rather return something later than live with regret.
As for the gold Gucci sandals, I'm still deciding but I'm leaning more towards returning them.
And as for fashion fomo. Just wait, it'll be a thing before you know it!