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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 wasn'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.
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This week's Buyer's Remorse is with Kara Laricks—the Fashion Star contestant with the fabulous blonde Mohican and equally cutting edge fashion sense. While most of the designers on the NBC show have struggled to make sales, she's become Saks Fifth Avenue's darling—racking up buys from them almost every week. This former fourth grade teacher used to tell her kids, "You've gotta take a risk," but what risk did she end up having Buyer's Remorse about?
Racked: So tell us something you've had Buyer's Remorse about?
Kara: The very first day of seventh grade in middle school, I thought it would be fabulous to wear a big over-sized shirt. On the front was Mickey Mouse from the front and on the back was Mickey Mouse from the back—worn with stirrup pants and bright red Payless flats. Meanwhile, everyone else had on cute white shorts and little polos. Anyway, I was mortified at the time.
Racked: But who is getting their clothing sold at Saks now?
Kara: That's right!