Something happened to me a few months ago. Something amazing. I have come to the realization that I can’t pay full price. I just cannot do it. It drives me crazy. It seems I no sooner buy something full price, then it goes on sale. Then I feel betrayed. By that piece of clothing. And I rarely wear it.
So without a gift card, I pretty much only purchase on sale. And it has to be a good sale, too. At least 50% off…
Wait! Oh! My! Gosh! Did you see that? Did. You. See. That? Did you see the new Byron Lars Lace Study Dress? Holy Wallet!
That was the sound of me falling on the floor after seeing that beauty.
That was the sound of my husband hitting the floor after he saw the price tag.
That was the sound of my pocket book being thrown down to scoop that beauty up for my husband’s birthday dinner and our anniversary trip to Las Vegas.
Now my pocket book sounds like this:
What you didn’t hear that? If you listen closely, you can very slightly hear the rustle of. The faint rumble. The breezy swooshing. Of…
Anyway, I have had two kids. I have a belly. Yes, I am totally going to blame my children for my protrusion and not my overeating or lack of exercise. It was the reason I had kids. Speaking of which, kids will take every sense of vanity from you. I remember very clearly my friend asking me at nineteen what my best body part was. I thought long and hard. Yes, this is when I had to actually think because there was more than one to choose from. Ahhh. Youth. Anyway, I chose my stomach. And the universe laughed at me. And my thighs clapped. Sigh.
My husband actually tells me he likes my stomach. Which is super sweet. And enabling.
My point being, that yes, even with a shaper underneath this dress, my body is not perfect. And that is okay. I still like the dress.
And I am okay with my belly. Shhh. Don’t tell it that. I don’t want it to think of it as a challenge.
But seriously, I did not have one piece of tight clothing in my closet besides pants before I purchased this dress. It filled a void in my wardrobe. It probably will be the only tight piece of clothing for a very long while.
My husband LOVES this dress. I mean loves. He wants me to wear it at every outing.
Enabler. ; )
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh, yea. That I won’t pay full price. Yea. That’s right. Never again.
Wait! What’s that?…
Do you have a strict “sale only” philosophy?
I am in love with the Lace Study Dress. It’s the stuff sounds are made of… Pocket books die for…
And bellies proudly salute.