Do you ever buy clothing even though you don’t have the occasion to wear it to yet? I try not to do that often, but sometimes clothing purchases that don’t make much $en$e trump my better judgment.
Last weekend, I spotted a teal, rushed, cowl neck dress with a peekaboo back that kept calling my name while in TJ Maxx (fellow St. Louisans, the Olympic Oaks Village TJ on Manchester Rd is the runway store here and the location I frequent). The dress is by Akiko, so although significantly discounted, it still cost $69.99, a price that is more than I would normally spend on one dress.
Now, I am willing to spend more on a single item of clothing if it has a superb quality and style and I think I will wear it a lot. See Black Sheath Dress, Unlimited Possibilities and Dress-ing Day and Night (another Akiko dress) for a couple dresses that I spent more on.
|Dress-Akiko via TJ Maxx ($69.99),
Shoes-Guess via Marshalls ($20 on clearance)
So, to keep or not to keep? And, yes, I will return a purchase in a heartbeat. Read a funny take on my return policy in If My Clothes Could Talk.
I have a few trips to NYC planned, so I could plan to wear this dress for a night out in the city. Other than that, the dress would only be worn sporadically in my not so glamorous life. Hmmm…decisions, decisions.