I’m ashamed to admit I’ve shopped while sad, hurt or angry, and it always leads to mayhem either in my budget or closet or both. And the temporary high I’ve experienced in these moments never lasts. Shopping while overjoyed can sometimes have the same effect as well, as I might enthusiastically talk myself into something that’s really a bad fit, style-wise. So I try not to use retail therapy too often – although sometimes there’s just nothing a new pair of shoes can’t cure. Le sigh.