Dress? Vera Wang Lavendar, Holt Renfrew Last Call (low back 2 posts in a row? must be the holiday season!)
Tights? ?, old, Winners
Peep-toes? Nine West, Winners
Brooch? Vintage, borrowed from the parents
Hair? Not mine, cleverly mixed in with the real though, yes?
I often joke about the shopping monster that lives within me. This monster that survives off Diet Coke and peanut butter and crackers and thrives off red tags and crinkly shopping bags. Funny. Sad. True.
And that's why when Matt had his formal Christmas dinner last week, I NEEDED a new dress. I have a lot of dresses in my closet so perhaps I didn't need the dress; I just needed that high of scoring a good deal. I've had a dress in mind and I have patiently been waiting for further mark downs but when I went back after 6 weeks, they were all gone! I hate it when I lose that game... there were multiples of that dress, I was carefully hedging my bets! Who would do that to me? Regardless, I didn't score the dress.
I mourned for 3 minutes and then I gave my head a shake and a stern talking to. I didn't need to get another dress. I needed to get my butt home and fix this Vera Wang dress I bought last year. I got this dress for deeply discounted $30 (so many red markings on one tag, it was like art to me) because it needed some work. One of the most obvious flaws was that some of the beading on the sheer top was missing so I had to remove alllll of the rest. You know what takes a lot of concentration? Reading books without pictures... and taking beading off delicate fabric. One tiny rip and this dress would have to become strapless! It took me until 2 a.m., but that dress is finally out of the 'stuff to alter or rework' closet. It really enjoyed it's first big night out!
And since the shopping monster wasn't satisfied when I went for a new dress, I had to go to the thrift store yesterday. Once again... Funny. Sad. True.
P.S. Frustrating thing with the ole blog makeover is that I lost the little follower badge on the side... apparently, this is a common problem when updating blogs and so far The Google has provided no answers. Does anyone have any suggestions... email me? Your knowledge in exchange for my gratitude.