Buyers Remorse & Monthly Must-Reads

Question of the month from Ella: Buyers Remorse – have you purchased anything recently that you wish you hadn’t? What is it and why do you regret buying it?

I don’t suffer from Buyer’s Remorse often as I usually shop at stores with reasonable return policies (i.e. return or exchange for 30 days). But there is one item that I regret – and it bothers me everytime I look at it!

I purchased this bag 2 years ago. I had admired how it looked in the window display – very chubby and such a pretty shade of orange . When it went on final sale, I thought it was a sign that I should buy it. Here’s why I regret it:

  • The white stitching looks cheap – and has already started coming out – even though I hardly ever used it!
  • It only looks nice stuffed with paper – it loses its round shape and looks distorted when you fill it with your stuff
  • Even though it was on sale, it was still pricey for what it is – I could have gotten a much nicer bag or two from H&M or Target…or put the money towards my designer bag fund!

Still –  I think a lot more carefully before purchasing any new bags (either budget or designer) – so I guess I learned a valuable lesson from this bag!

What do you regret buying? Would love to read about it in the comments!


  1. Mehreen
    September 16, 2013 / 4:51 am

    One item – not bad !!! But I know what you mean by it bothering you when you look at it! Lol I'm like that too!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2013 / 10:25 pm

      I'm sure there is more when I think about it lol… I tend to buy things on the spur of the moment because I would rather return something then scour the store looking for it when it's sold out 🙂

  2. Erica
    September 16, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I really enjoy your reading list – fun to see other blogs out there that I might not otherwise have found!Also – really enjoying your blog! Just found it recently and I'm already a loyal follower! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2013 / 10:26 pm

      Glad you liked the reading list and THANK YOU for following – I really appreciate it 🙂

  3. Sistergirl
    September 16, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Have you thought about selling the bag? If you don't ike it get rid of it or you will drive yourself crazy.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2013 / 10:29 pm

      I totally know what you mean – I only want to surround myself with positive things – so I'll probably donate the bag soon. I don't think I could resell it because of the loose threads issue 🙁

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