Thursday, October 8, 2009

Intervention Needed!

I have a problem

A shopping problem.

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s gotten totally out of hand. I shop when I’m happy, I shop when I’m sad and I most definitely shop when I’m bored. Most of the time my emotions lead me to my favorite store, J.Crew.

I love it because it’s classic and fun. The headbands, the tights, the cardigans…”I DIE”.

My shopping habit at the store became such a weekly (Yes, weekly) trip for me in college, they knew my name. Now that I’m not at school, I miss Dorothy and Petra in Westport, but I’ve found new J.Crew fairies in other stores.

It’s pathetic, but I can’t wait to receive my rewards every few months. A little gift card in the sum of $25, $50, or if I had a hell of a shopping season $75. Each $25 is given after you spend $500. I’m embarrassed at how much I’ve spent over the years. I didn’t realize how “good” of a customer I actually was until I received this yesterday…

I borrowed the picture from
J.Crew Aficionada because I couldn’t find my camera. Included was a VIP card with a number that I can call…anytime…anywhere…to be connected to my personal shopper. They also gave me a pair of earrings which I j’adore!

This clearly is an indication that I need to stop shopping.
Hmmm....or maybe I need to keep shopping and see what else I can get free from J.Crew...




  1. i think we may have been separated at birth...first inventing words, now the J. Crew thing...I haved poured over J crew catalogs for the better part of 2 decades. it has always been and always will be my favorite. i am jealous about the gift thing....being a stay at home mom, i'm not quite the shopper you are...

  2. Too funny! Keep on shopping! That is what I would do if the husband hadnt put me on a budget!

  3. It just means you're loyal to your favorite store. ;-) Pretty earrings though. J.Crew did a good job with this one.

  4. very funny. i would see it is okay to shop again ;-)