So I'm not a girly girl....I like dresses, but honestly I don't have a lot of places to wear them and I tend to favor skirts and tops that I can mix and match. Last time I bought a dress was for a wedding last summer on Long Island - mostly because I couldn't bear the thought of wearing the last dress before that (5 years ago) or dragging out the LBD to another cousin wedding. Plus, I'm almost at my delivery weight when I had the last kiddo almost 15 years ago and honestly - this shits gotta change! None of my summer shorts fit nicely....my diet has begun in earnest!
Sooo fast forward, I have to go to an awards dinner next week and look like a grown up! This meant last week I hit kohls. (After the consignment store where I struck out). I kinda hit the mother load so to speak. Bought 3 chaps dresses for $30 each and an Elle dress for $12! The Elle was my favorite -not just for price, love the color & cut. But as usual I was running late - since I know my chaps dress size I didn't try anything on and I wore sneakers - I have to wear heals to properly try on a dress...once I got home I dug out my heals & had hubby be the judge. He said they all look nice and for me to pick - grr, such a chicken! Well the chaps dresses were not staying...2 of them fabric was too clingy & neckline too low for my taste - bummer because I loved the geometric pattern of both, the third I felt like a mix between a flight attendant and Kim Kardashian - there was some serious bootay, not the look I was trying for. That left the Elle dress, hemline was shorter than I'm used to...but the color and cut (and price) were ON Point! Just it was a little snug in the bust - to the point I was super self concious....
Today I resigned myself to hit kohls after school and return all 4. That is, until the clerk asked if I was returning or exchanging, I told her I'd love to find the next size up in the Elle dress - she pointed to the rack about 50 feet away and said they're over there! And there was! Only one left in the size I wanted - yay! Except it was marked to $26 and I just paid $12 on Thursday. I was prepared to suck it up and pay the difference - where else would I find a dress in a color (that doesn't need dry cleaning) for under $30? She did a little magic and said - it's a size return - no extra charge! Woohoo! Party dress for $12!
And it's a great fabric that I can travel with too, should pack nicely. And since it was so inexpensive I'm not going to feel I have to wear it constantly to get my money's worth, heck I may even consign it once I drop the right amount of weight.