Sunday, November 28, 2010
Close Enough For Government Work
A funny thing happened in the middle of this posting.
I was all ready to blahdy-blah about how my continuing quest for the out-of-season Alexander Wang skirt led to the purchase of this charcoal-colored, tie-front jersey dress. When lo and behold, I found a substitute for that skirt that I can afford, live with and that really looks cute.
So, here's what I was gonna say:
Normally, I'm a muller.
I don't impulse buy anymore, not after picking up a mortgage and kids. My allowance ain't what it used to be. That old "shop first, ask questions later" mantra doesn't usually apply. Usually. But recently, I was under the gun with a coupon code and there was only one of these dresses left, so I snapped it up. It's from the ever wonderful Revolveclothing.com, which graciously offers free returns.
So, I got this because it reminded me of that Alexander Wang skirt I am lusting after. Yes, it has ties, but, really it is just a jersey dress. I unloaded a bunch of jersey dresses at the last swap party. Do I really need to re-stock?
And, here's the thing that's really bothering me and this may sound weird, but I think the tie hits a little too low, in a TSA-pat-down kind of way. The last thing I need is to draw attention to my junk. I already have three kids.
And yes, I was even going to say that last part, even though it's tasteless because I thought it was funny. So here's the thing, after I write up the post, I go back to half-heartedly leafing through all the sale alerts whizzing into my inbox. The whole day I haven't found anything because I don't hopelessly, desperately need anything (except that skirt). Then this Pixie Market e-mail appears.
I never look at the site, but I signed up for e-mail after hearing about it on a blog. Looked cool enough. So even though I rarely look at the site, I look this time. It must be fate — here's a dress with actual shirt-sleeve ties, like my beloved AW skirt. It was meant to be.
And so the muller just dove in and bought. Cross your fingers with me — and maybe your shirt sleeves, too — that this really, truly is a good substitute.