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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Get It Before You Need It

It's pretty widely accepted that a woman should own a little black dress (LBD) ...or several, in the event that she has to get cute at a moment's notice.

Well, not only do I have several LBD's, I also have a couple of gowns in my closet.  There are more than a few areas in my life where I should probably be more prepared, but when it comes to having to "get fancy," I can often shop my closet to find an appropriate look.  I buy clothes for work, and I buy clothes for the weekend, but I also buy dressy clothes whenever I come across a fabulous fashion find.

In the back of my mind, I know that some type of event will come up, and I will need to have a nice dress or gown, so I'd rather be prepared.  I dread rushing around at the last minute trying to find something to wear.

Neiman Marcus frequently holds "flash sales" where they deeply discount clothing and household items for a couple of hours.  They recently had a FABULOUS Badgley Mischka full length sequins dress available during one of these flash sales and I said, "Let me just order it.  I probably won't like it or it probably won't fit the way it should," but between you and me, I get an adrenaline rush when there's a package waiting at my doorstep, so I ordered it.

I was excited when the dress arrived.  I rushed into the house, quickly stripped down and tried it on.  The dress that I "wouldn't like" and the dress that "probably wouldn't fit the way it should" is hanging in my closet just begging to be worn!  Not only did I like it - I actually love it more in person and not only does it fit - it's perfect

Now I'm trying to figure out where the heck I'm going to wear this dress. Maybe I'll put some type of event together just so I'll have a chance to wear it...or maybe I'll just be patient and wait it out.  Something will come up one of these days - and when it does. I WILL BE PREPARED.  Now I just need to keep my eyes open for some fabulous shoes to go with it...

Here's the dress...I will post pix when I actually wear it.

Ladies, if you stumble across something fabulous that you know you'll need at some point and you can afford it, BUY IT!  You'll thank yourself later.