This dress is the reason I needed to go on a buying freeze:
Not the specific reason, of course; that would be the car and the move and the shrinking savings. But this, well, it’s beautiful and elegant and different and I want it and I have absolutely no reason to need it. I do not have the kind of life that requires dresses like this, and I can’t even pretend that I’m ever likely to. I’m not even saying I would have bought it if I wasn’t on the freeze, it’s a little out of my price range even on a good day, and I’ve never actually tried it on, but it’s the sort of thing I would make excuses to myself just to own. And, since I am good at those kinds of excuses, I already have perhaps a few more dresses than someone with a jeans-and-t-shirt life truly needs. Which is why, as tough as it has been, this freeze is a good thing for me.