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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail isn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.
Photo via The Veronicas
This week we speak to Jessica Origliasso—she, along with her twin sister Lisa, make up the successful Australian pop group, The Veronicas. The two musicians are very style conscious—they popped up all over New York Fashion Week in February and even had their own eponymous clothing line at Target in Australia. Here Jessica explains why she frequently ends up with Buyer's Remorse—and we can totally relate.
Racked: Jessica, can you tell us about a time you had Buyer's Remorse?
Jessica Origliasso: I tend to get into these modes where I'm taking my time getting dressed up and I'm trying on different stuff in stores— like I wore these high-waisted pants that I thought would look super runway and Gwen Stefani. Then I got home and tried to put it into the context of going out and wearing them, and it just didn't work.
Still happens to me a lot—I still think I can pull things off and I get home and think,"What was I thinking?" A lot of it also comes down to retail therapy—buying at the time feels good, but when it comes down to actually wearing it, it doesn't make sense.