The Perfect Dress.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Yesterday I found the PERFECT dress. My missing half. It's just like they say, you always find that special someone when you aren't actively looking. Well, I definitely wasn't looking. I was sick, tired, and had a half hour to kill before I had to pick up my little man at school. I was looking pretty bad and feeling even worse.

For a few weeks I have been on the hunt for a pair of skinny black tuxedo pants and although I thought twice about it I went into my new favorite boutique Dress hoping to score a pair. The minute I walked in the door our eyes met. I tried to play hard to get and began my search for the pants, but it just kept drawing me across the room over to it; the perfect dress. It definitely was lust at first sight, but with a hefty price tag I tried to resist. I really did. I even walked out the door. Our eyes met as I was exiting and I thought, what the hell I might as well try it on.

To my dismay it was even more perfect on than off. Seriously, I think they made this dress to fit my body. My lust turned to love and right then and there I got down on one knee, whipped out my credit card, and decided that we would spend the rest of eternity together.

Introducing my new love:




Just like a couple who meets in Vegas and marries that evening I must admit I am having a bit of next day remorse. The dress is perfect, don't get me wrong. I literally want to wear it every minute f the day, I just don't know if it's perfect for me, for my lifestyle. When I bought it I envisioned myself wearing it on an upcoming girls weekend in Nantucket (more on this to come) but when I showed it to my bevy of beauties they said that it would be too dressy for the places that we are going. Jeans and boots, yes. Perfect brocade dress, no. Now I am at a loss as to where to wear it. I think it is the perfect holiday dress, but alas we have no holiday parties planned. Not this year anyway. Then there is the concern that eventually I will be pregnant again, and there are no guarantees that I will be able to get back to this size again, although I truly can't think of any better motivation than wearing this dress again.

My girlfriends said that we could always get dressed up ourselves and go and drink champagne so I would have a place to wear it, but is it wrong to plan a party around a dress? Don't answer that. Despite all this I am pretty set on keeping it. I think that this would be one of those things that I would instantly regret returning. You just know that someday in the near future there is going to be an event or a party (or five) and I will be kicking myself because I would never find anything as perfect as that perfect dress.

I have 9 days left to decide, but I'm pretty sure true love like this only comes around once in a lifetime. This would be so much easier if it wasn't so damn perfect. Maybe this is just life's way of telling me that I need to go out more?

To keep or not to keep, that is the question.


14 comments :

April Elizabeth said...

it is not wrong to plan a party around that dress. that dress deserves a party!

rosiescribble said...

If you love it, you must keep it and then find so many reasons to wear it!

Gigi said...

I just stumbled onto your blog from Wilderness Chic - and just had to laugh; I've had the exact same experience with a pair of shoes!!! Keep the dress (it's gorgeous!!) and plan many parties/outing around it!

Joanna said...

If yo absolutely love it, keep it! I am sure something will come up when you least expect it, and you'll be so glad you have the dress.

KT said...

I'm going to go against the fray here. I love the dress, but if you are having buyers remorse now I'd guess you will in nine more days too. (BTW, I am not known for my savvy shopping advice. more often than not I am the queen of bad spending decisions.)

miss-consumer said...

Keep Keep Keep! One day an event will come up that this dress will be perfect for you will rue the day you returned it! Then it will turn into this mythical dress that was even better in your imagination than real life and no dress will ever compare to what you remember this dress to be! You can use the excuse I use, it will be a lovely dress to keep for your daughter if you have one, I have several pieces in my wardrobe that have used that justification ;)

Anonymous said...

It's a keeper. Classic style, not trendy.....

designed harmony said...

It's a keeper!! Don't you dare take it back - letting fashion love at first sight slip through your hands is worse than buyers remorse, believe me!!

designed harmony said...

Definite keeper!
Don't you dare return that dress, letting fashion-love-at-first-sight slip through your hands is worse than buyer's remorse!!

Polly said...

keep it - you will always regret it if you take it back - especially when the perfect opportunity does comes up.

Yummy Mummy said...

Last night I dreamt of the dress, no joke! That is a sign, I have to keep this dress. How could I ever return a dress this perfect? Receipt tossed, that baby is mine!!!!!!!!!!!

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh and I will plan a party around it! dress like this needs to be worn!
XX

Julie Q said...

Speaking of fabulous dresses suchs as your new love.. what's going on for NYE????? I haven't heard about anything fun in Boston yet..

Yummy Mummy said...

I wish I knew! I have NEVER gone out on New Years, but now that I have the perfect dress I'm thinking I might have to reconsider that. Most likely I will spend new years with a bottle of Vueve in my pajamas watching Love Actually. Wait that's what I do every year! Maybe this year I will do it wearing my fab new dress!

On the off chance that I do go out, let me know if you hear of anything!

xoxo