To summarize mathematically:

Tax return + relatively low bills = big surplus of cash

Feeling depressed + big surplus of cash = retail therapy

Retail therapy + poor impulse control = spending $350 on clothes in the past 3 days

Granted, most of what I got was heavily discounted (with the exception of the Peter Pilotto for Target pieces that I picked up), so it's a lot of clothes for the money. But my closet and dressers were already overflowing to start with.

I do honestly get wear out of most of my pieces, so I'm not necessarily throwing money away. But if I keep going at this pace, I'm not going to be able to save any of my tax return for a house down payment or an emergency fund, like I wanted to. I'll have frittered it all away.

So, in short: fucking savings; how does it work?