Categories: On the Cheap 09/23/08 1:05 AM
Cindy N Gordon
New York, NY
Have you ever had one of those blah days? You're in a funk--your hair is limp, you're angsty and unmotivated, and you've nothing to wear? Ring a bell? Well, I actually seem to be experiencing a blah month. So what have I been doing over the past few weeks to shake it?
Retail therapy has historically been my quick-fix. But with the recession, I can't help but feel like I need to be more responsible with my expenditures. So here I am--attempting to convince myself that trying on clothing is the next best thing to shopping. You know how we see girls try on wedding dresses for fun? I was hoping that perhaps I could do the same thing with a dreamy, unrealistic wishlist item. (Naturally, that darn devil on my shoulder says sarcastically: "Sure, Cindy, just do it... Trying on your dream outfit is JUST like owning it. That will surely kill the doldrums." HA! If only...)
A woman's gotta what a woman's gotta do. So what next, you ask?
I failed miserably. I sadly resigned myself to purchasing a sale-priced belt while I continued to daydream about the Herve Leger Champagne Colorblocked Bandage Dress (pictured at left, but looks much better via the hyperlink). Yes, blinded by curiosity, I foolishly tried on the miracle dress for kicks. That frock is magical. It can make virtually any woman feel amazing. (As well it should--since it costs nearly a month's rent!) To my detriment, I incessantly fantasize about it hanging in my closet. I think about where I would wear it, how I would style it, how it would change my life. Sigh... Did I even want or need the belt? Nope. It was merely a meager attempt at satisfying a much "Leger" void.
What's the "recession-ized "moral of the story?
If you have other great ideas, please do share!
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