The idea of shopping in pyjamas with a nice cup of tea, while also casually catching up with 90210 seems like a fabulous idea, you can type in what you want and flick through a number of products from different stores in a matter of minutes.
Yet somehow my leisurely and stress free online shopping trip seems to become a much more stressful task than previously thought. Not only do I fret over the issue that my rather rounded behind can fit in anything from a 6 to a 10 and therefore I cannot possibly be able to choose the right pair of jeans without trying them on. I also have to consider that once I find an item I like, I may also like the outfit it is being modelled with and end up spending an extra hour or so looking for the rest of it. Then what if I get the delivery and it just doesn’t look right on me? I then have to go through a rather long winded, boring and time consuming process of retuning everything.
Yes I don’t have to deal with other shopping crazed women rummaging through sale items and trying to grab things before I do and yes I don’t have to deal with long queues and snotty cashiers at the end of them and yes I don’t even have to leave the house to order that beautiful outfit that will make me the envy of all my friends. But I do however end up spending four hours trying to find those perfect grey pleated shorts that would look ‘oh so cute’ with my knee high socks and looking through hundreds of outfits trying to find ‘the one’, only to return to the page I had looked at first, four hours previously and order that pair of mustard coloured trousers. Which I suppose may fit my rounded behind into, if I order them in an 8. If not it may take me a while to get around to doing that rather long winded process of returning them.
FemaleFirst, Emma Chaplin