28 May 2012

Buyer's Remorse

Okay, I'm not really an impulsive person, and I very seldom make impulse purchases. However, I was at TJ Maxx the other night looking for something else entirely when I happened upon this outfit and really liked it.
Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors and tends to flatter my complexion, plus both the dress and the shoes were marked down to a great price! Cha-ching!

Now, though, I'm wondering if I should return them. I don't NEED them. I never have a reason to dress up. I kind of want to keep them, though, because what if I DO need to dress up and a little black dress isn't right for the occasion? Also, it's difficult for me to find clothes, especially dresses, that fit nicely and flatter my shape. I've griped about this topic on my blog before, but really, "tall, slim, and curvy" is one of the most challenging body types to dress. Tops and dresses that are extensive enough to hang properly on a long torso and limbs tend to be so large as to be baggy and swallow up the wearer, making one look drab and dumpy. (See: A lot of what I wore during my college years.) However, moving in the opposite direction can veer dangerously close to Jessica Rabbit territory. No bueno!

This dress keeps everything covered but is short enough to look summery and fun enough to look as if it doesn't belong in the "mother of the bride" section of the shop.

What do you think, dear readers? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

6 comments:

Sapience said...

Thumbs up!

Jennie said...

I think it looks great! Definite keeper. :)

Candace said...

Thumbs up! You know I'm all for a little impulse buying ever now and then :)

Vincent Kirk said...

Keep it! You look great. Everyone needs to be nice to themselves every now and then.

Also... why is Jessica Rabbit territory bad? ;-)

Kiti said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I decided to keep the outfit, especially since my friend Leona went to TJ Maxx this week and bought almost the same outfit without either of us knowing about the other...

Vincent - Don't mistake my intentions! Going in the direction of "Jessica Rabbit" is certainly good under certain circumstances, but usually those circumstances don't happen in my life. Maybe some day.

Dominic said...

The dress looks great on you.

The look on your face, though... priceless. ;)