dress: nine west, shirt: loft, boots: urban outfitters
I haven't really been keeping up with what # outfit I'm on, so I was pretty surprised to learn that this is already #8. Almost a third of the way through and I had no idea!
This dress actually tricked me into buying it. While looking for wedding dresses a couple of months ago, I ran across this in a department store. It was way out of my normal clothing budget and not appropriate as a wedding dress (it was way under wedding dress budget though). I tried it on for fun and fell in love. I was a smart shopper and put it back with the thought "it will go on sale." When I arrived home that night from wedding dress shopping (empty handed) I was determined to track this dress online and buy it the moment it was affordable. But after searching and searching, I found it nowhere. I used every combination of description terms imaginable hoping to find it online SOMEWHERE, but I failed. For the next couple of weeks I had dreams about myself wearing this dress. One night I'd be wearing it to business meetings, the next to a party on a yacht (this has never been a real life scenario, not sure why my dream life is so fancy). I was heartbroken that I had missed the opportunity to buy this dress and was sure that the store would be out of my size if I found myself there again. 3 weeks later a day trip to a nearby park ended with Mr. PbR and I having a meal at a mall and there it was: my dream dress. In my size. I really had no choice- and no, it was not on sale. I paid full price for this thing so I have to get full use of it. And I had to promise to use it in my 30 for 30 (which was announced a few days after I made the purchase) even though there aren't too many ways to wear it. I just couldn't let it sit for 30 days after spending such a horrific amount on it. So, I'll be making my best efforts to remix. Any tips will be appreciated. Also feel free to leave tips on self-control as it's obvious I have none.