I’m only exaggerating very, very slightly when I tell you that NOT buying this dress is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Even harder than that time I went on a rollercoaster, even although I’m absolutely terrified of roller coasters, and… yeah, that’s a whole other story, really.
Today’s story, however, is much less scary, but only slightly less disappointing, because this is basically the most PERFECT dress I’ve seen in months… and I just can’t afford it. Even if I could, I’d be silly to buy it, because I have an expensive few weeks coming up (Why do so many people have to have birthdays all at the same time?), and a shopping list of things I NEED (as opposed to things I just really, really want) as long as my arm. Longer, even. Buying this dress would make absolutely no sense at all, under the circumstances, and yet, as I type this, the dress is sitting in my shopping basket, and I’m having to talk myself out of buying it.
I just can’t help myself when it comes to stripes, though: whether they’re on t-shirts, sweaters or – as in this case – prom dresses, they never fail to trigger my Shoeper Radar, and leave me feeling like I just can’t live without whatever it is they’re attached to. I know I can, however, and I also know I SHOULD: I’m on a real mission to shop more sensibly right now, and this dress would be bot at ALL sensible…. which is why I’m showing it to you now. I need you all to go forth and buy this dress, ShoeperWomen. Do it for me. Do it so the dress sells out, and I can’t buy it, even if I manage to talk myself into it. And if you don’t want to do it for me, then do it for the dress itself: such a gorgeous item deserves to be worn, after all – don’t you think?