I was walking past Temt today, when this dress in their window display really caught my eye. I mean, like, really, really, really caught my eye!
I was in the store, had the dress in my size and was in the change room faster than a fly can flap it’s wings.
It fitted me perfectly. A great style for my body shape, it was sexy but not too clingy. The fabric and the ruching draped my body in a very flattering way. But it wasn’t enough for me to buy it.
The colour looked lovely, and it made my complexion glow. A good colour on you will do that, whereas a colour that doesn’t suit you can make you look tired, sick and older. No-one wants that. But, it still wasn’t enough….
The dress suits my own personal style. I lean strongly towards the elegant, feminine and sexy styles, and this dress is that.
But, still I didn’t buy it.
Price? At $29.99 it almost had me. But I knew not to buy it.
You’re probably almost screaming now “why didn’t you buy it?”. Here’s why…
I have a wardrobe where everything mixes and matches. If an item doesn’t mix and match with other garments and accessories that I already own, I don’t buy it. I have a personal aversion to wearing red with black (and yes, that does have something to do with the Essendon Football Club, haha), so this dress would require me to buy a new jacket, shoes and/or boots in nude or beige shades. Not such a bargain after all.
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