Happiness Can Even Be Found In An Unsuccessful Shopping Trip – Day 244 of The Pollyanna Plan

“… there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.”
― Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

Having given away half of my wardrobe over the past few months, I’m now left with nothing to wear. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I’m definitely short on clothes to suit the change of season or to leave the house in!

This morning, I woke up bright and early with a little more energy, so I roped my Mum into taking me to the shopping centre on a mission to buy some new clothes. I was prepared to shop till I drop (well, sort of) and had pictured in my head coming away laden with loads of shopping bags.

Only when we arrived, there was absolutely NOTHING I liked or wanted at all. I am definitely a summery clothes kind of girl – I like COLOUR!! But, all the clothes in the shops today were black or grey or beige. 😦

They were also what I like to call “grown up lady” clothes – you know the sort I mean? Smart shift dresses, chiffony type shirts and tailored trousers (all dreary colours.)

I’m 34 now and I know it’s probably high time I did grow up, but quite frankly I really don’t want to and I never want to wear grown up lady clothes, even when I’m 99 1/2! 🙂

So, now I’ve set the scene, let me tell you about all the great reasons I found for such an unsuccessful shopping trip!

  • The fact that I felt well enough to leave the house and actually go shopping is a HUGE, MASSIVE reason to feel grateful.
  • I really enjoyed the drive to and from the shopping centre – there’s always plenty to see when you’re out and about.
  • I felt so happy to be wandering around the shops like a “normal” person…well, almost!
  • Now I’ve seen loads of clothes I really DO NOT like, I’ve got a clearer idea of what it is I’m looking for.
  • The only thing I bought was a pretty lilac t-shirt for 1 Euro! Bargain or what?!
  • I saved myself loads of money by only buying said t-shirt for 1 Euro.
  • I’m now feeling inspired to make myself some clothes.

Day 244, Reason 244: Today I am very happy and grateful for an extremely unsuccessful shopping trip! 🙂


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8 thoughts on “Happiness Can Even Be Found In An Unsuccessful Shopping Trip – Day 244 of The Pollyanna Plan

  1. Lol, that’s so funny, because I made a rare shopping expedition myself this weekend, looking for pajamas to take on a trip next week. I had the exact same experience – everything was dark and cheapy and ugly, even at the “nice” stores. I don’t know who they design that stuff for, but it isn’t me!

    I finally found some pink polka-dotted pajama pants, but it took forever. This is why I buy 99% of my clothes online, from L.L. Bean. Now THAT’S me. 🙂

    P.S. It had been so long since I went to the mall, like half the stores were completely different. I suspect that’s probably a good thing.

  2. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to wear “grown up” clothes. I’m young at heart too (I’m 26) and I’ll probably be one of those old ladies that wear t shirts, blue jeans, and a pair of black converse shoes! 😉 I’m glad you still had a good time even though the clothes selection wasn’t that great (we all need a bit of color in our lives, so where were the colorful clothes??).

    1. It seems that whoever designs clothes thinks we must all wear dull, boring colours for autumn/winter. 😦 I refuse to join in though, so I will keep hunting for bright, cheerful colours. 🙂

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