Q&A


1. which are you more fickle about, colors or shapes of clothing? (your preference for which one changes more often?)
2. if you could change one with the push of a button, would you choose your body or how clothing fits you?
3. would you rather that luxury goods cost less, or that you had more money to pay the high cost?
4. if there were a narrower gap between the cost of low and high end products, would you spend the extra money to buy the expensive items, or would you suspect their quality?
5. which results in you making more purchases while shopping - limited time, or limitless?

(norman rockwell)

13 comments:

Meg from The Bargain Queens & All About Appearances said...

1. That's a tough call. I'd say that I'm pickier about shapes because fit is so important.

2. On the other hand... I'd probably choose changing my body, if only so that I could eat my way back up to my current weight!

3. I want more money. That way I can spend it however I want to. Besides, it wouldn't be Luxury if everyone could afford it.

4. I'd probably choose the low end products unless I absolutely needed that extra quality. In reality, I try to find something in between.

5. Limited time. I can talk myself out of things, but if I feel rushed I'm inclined to buy now in case I don't get another chance.

D'Rae said...

1. Would have to be shape.

2. I would change how clothing fits me.

3. I wish they cost less.

4. I would spend the extra money.

5. Limited.

martha said...

1. shapes, definitely
2. Fantastically complicated questions. If I can wrap my brain around the possibilities here, I will say how clothing fits.
3. cost less
4. I would be very frustrated that I had to make the choice to spend just a bit more - as it is now, I decide whether or not to "invest" in something, versus getting off cheap. If the gap were narrower, I guess I would be less tempted to buy the cheaper items, so I would spend the extra.
5. Ah, well, limited time results in more bad choices, and limitless time results in more good choices. :)

Candid Cool said...

1. Shape. Just last night, after going through my closet, I discovered I need to make 2 pairs of jeans flats friendly. Or I’ll part with cardigans that I love because “I just don’t wear my sleeves like that anymore.” One day I’m in floor dragging dresses the next slim trousers, but the colors usually stay the same.

2. Body, but only certain aspects.

3. More money to pay the high cost.

4. I wouldn’t always spend more money. I inspect the quality of any piece of clothing I buy. Whether it’s a target shirt or a pair of Dior Homme jeans (which are worth every penny).

5. Limitless.

Anonymous said...

1. which are you more fickle about, colors or shapes of clothing? (your preference for which one changes more often?)

I am more fickle about shape than colour; my preference for shape changes more often than my preference for colour. as seasons and styles change, I tend to stick with the same colours, perhaps adopting the odd new one. the shapes my clothing takes, well, those change far more frequently!

2. if you could change one with the push of a button, would you choose your body or how clothing fits you?

I would change how clothing fits me. I'm content with my shape, but not content with having to alter clothing to fit it. Why should *I* conform? ;-)

3. would you rather that luxury goods cost less, or that you had more money to pay the high cost?

I would prefer for luxury goods to cost less (and therefore be more readily accessible, despite this degrading the term "luxury". Then again, I don't purchase luxury goods nor do I desire to do so.

4. if there were a narrower gap between the cost of low and high end products, would you spend the extra money to buy the expensive items, or would you suspect their quality?

I wouldn't necessarily spend more money. I'd have to scrutinize the product first. I wouldn't necessarily suspect the quality of the products.

5. which results in you making more purchases while shopping - limited time, or limitless?

I make more purchases when I have limitless time to do so. This way, I can plan, budget, scope, try on, put on hold, and think about my purchases before I make them. I don't like scrambling to make purchases and wouldn't succumb to doing so when presented with limited time.

xo

sabina

Anonymous said...

1. I think shapes. Interesting shapes can live on in a wardrobe. I notice with colour that these items tend to get chucked sooner than shapes.

2. How clothing fits me.

3. Cost less. Then my thought processes re shopping would just fit into my current behaviour and I wouldn't have to adjust much.

4. For this one I would say if I just liked the piece, cut, fabric and fit. This is what is most important after the memory of price fades.

5. Hmm I was just in Paris -- their sales started the day after I arrived. So I guess I had limited time and was compelled to purchase items. But before this trip I would have said limitless time -- having had more time off over Christmas I could think over exactly what new items I needed to purchase in my hometown. Buying liberally was aided by limitedless time because I could always justify that I had spent time thinking it over!

Stacy said...

1 - shapes

2 - how clothing fits (love your bodies ladies)

3 - neither really

4 - I would purchase and try, purchase and try, purchase and try and then keep buying the one that worked best for me

5 - limitless (sometimes Kev and I will spend a whole thursday afternoon strolling, shopping and laughing)

great questions

editor said...

great great answers. they all make me think.

1. probably colors. i'll decide i'm going to wear all black. then i suddenly want brights. then i swing over to navy. then i consider some light blush pink color i swore off when i started on black...
2. it's pathetic when i'm stumped by my own question.
3. luxury for less.
4. would pay more if "high end" meant better quality.
5. a bigger factor is whether or not i'm hungry, and if i have to go to the bathroom. :D either can result in bad decisions - sometimes that means i buy something i shouldn't, and sometimes it means i hesitate on something i shouldn't.

i have stopped going to the barneys warehouse sale (sacrilege, i know) because though you could theoretically stay all day, the no return policy has the same effect, for me, as a "limited time" situation in terms of pressure.
okay, but to answer the question... i probably make more purchases if i have limited time. and that's bad.

Alexandra said...

1: Colour. There are colors I would never, ever wear independent of how fabulous the fit might be.

2:I would change my body- nothing major but some changes that would make it easier to wear certain styles that I love.

3:I'd prefer to have more money.

4:I'd probably suspect the quality and spend some time reassuring myself of it.

5:I'm a fast shopper. It really doesn't matter.

landis smithers said...

GOOD questions:

1) i have my palette, and i even have my "pop" colors. so shapes shift more often for me.

2) i would change how clothing fits. see above. plus, worked to hard to get current body to change it on whim.

3) had more money. luxury should mean something, after all. and more money means more other things beyond clothing.

4) extra money goes to quality every time. TRUST ME ON THIS . . .manufacturing is getting increasingly stingy on quality at a "value" cost.

5) limited time always screws me.

a. said...

1. which are you more fickle about, colors or shapes of clothing? (your preference for which one changes more often?)

well, my preference for BOTH changed just recently... which really surprised me... but i think more often it's color. on my budget it's easier to have a clothes in a variety of colors as opposed to shapes. (because the shape is much harder to get right... only with high-end stuff can an unusual shape fit me correctly, usually. and probably others also).

2. if you could change one with the push of a button, would you choose your body or how clothing fits you?

well, right now i'm a bit over my preferred body weight, which means now my waist is disproportionately larger than everything else. which means that nothing i own fits right, and even the stuff that does "fit" only fits in the waist, and is then loose in the butt/legs/shoulders/etc. argh. THIS is the most irritating thing, to me, about gaining weight. if i gained weight proportionately i wouldn't care...

but in general i like my overall body shape and i often wish i could change how clothing fits me.

3. would you rather that luxury goods cost less, or that you had more money to pay the high cost?

more money. as landis said... it can be spent on other things as well!

4. if there were a narrower gap between the cost of low and high end products, would you spend the extra money to buy the expensive items, or would you suspect their quality?

i always inspect quality, so i don't think i would be more suspicious necessarily... if well-made stuff that i previously couldn't afford was more in my price range, yes, i might buy it.

5. which results in you making more purchases while shopping - limited time, or limitless?

limited, definitely. but i am getting better at changing that, woo hoo!

dreamecho said...

1. shape. neither preference changes that often, but what i buy depends on what's available at the store (which depends on what's trendy). if cobalt blue (a color i just adore, no matter what) comes into style, then that's what i go for.

2. how clothing fits me.

3. luxury goods cost less. that's if i had to pick an answer. personally, i think the luxury market is a bunch of mass-produced b.s. it's (largely, but not completely) a sham.

4. based on my answer to #3, you can tell i'd say that i'd suspect their quality. in the end, though, i'd just go on the merit of the individual item.

5. arrrrghhhh! i really need to think about this one. i'm leaning towards limitless. idle hands are the fashion devil's playthings, or something to that effect.

btw, i've tagged you in the "what's in your bag?" game. care to carry out your assignment in an illustration for a perfectly small wardrobe? ;)

editor said...

dreamecho - i responded on your blog. i will have my stuff up on 'a perfectly small wardrobe' by wednesday. :)