Here’s the situation:
Over the past two years or so, I have realized that most retail stores do not stock clothing in sizes that fit me off the rack. It is frustrating…but I make it work. Thank goodness that leggings have been quite popular lately. Regular jeans? Forget about it. A dress that does not need to be belted or taken in? Not usually going to happen. So, when I happen to stumble upon an item of clothing that fits me…any item at all…I feel the desire, no…the NEED, to purchase it. Because, who knows when I will find something similar again?
Enter: the sexy dress. I found a beautiful BCBG dress on sale last week. And, not just any sale…we are talking 70% off. Seeing a discount that low rarely happens for me, so I was drawn like a moth to the flame. There it was, just staring at me. I walked into the dressing room, figuring that it wouldn’t fit me anyway. But guess what: it did. And now I have a dilemma.
Here are the details –
Original retail price: $268
Sale price: $86 (with tax added)
Clutch: Adrienne Vittadini
Shoes: A.B.S by Allen Schwartz, purchased at Nordstrom
I love the dress. It fits me like a glove, and I think it is sexy yet age appropriate for me. It is double lined; the material is thick and good quality. So…what’s the problem?
I’m trying to be honest with myself. Do I have somewhere to wear it? Not at the moment. I wish I did. Will I have somewhere to wear it in the future? Possibly. So, do I hold on to it in the hopes of having the perfect occasion to show it off? Or, do I let the realistic side of me win and return the frock? I’m so conflicted.
I have 30 days to decide: does it stay or does it go? I’ve been hemming and hawing over it for a week now. The discount I received was insane, I love the color, and the fit is fantastic. I just am all dressed up with nowhere to go…what should I do?