Should I splurge?

28 Nov

Ages ago, I was at Anthropologie with friends — lovely, enabling friends — and I tried on this dress:

I had just cut my hair off short and felt like Mia Farrow in this dress. I wanted this dress. And my wonderful friends really encouraged me to get it.

But.

It was short, probably too short for work, at least without tights, and I live in Florida where weather rarely necessitates leg coverings. It also was $188. I have bought full price items in Anthro before and felt no guilt. My $100 pants from there bought seven years ago still get worn on a regular basis. But even I couldn’t justify a nearly $200 purchase for a dress that probably would be reserved for mostly special occasions. So, I left it at the store and took home this one instead — cute but much more versatile.

I love that red dress, but I’ve thought often of the blue one. The polka dots are flocked! My hair goes so well with it! It’s so swingy! I’ve checked occasionally on the site, stalking for sales, which is something I never do. It’s now on sale for $100. My birthday is this month. Should I splurge?

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12 Responses to “Should I splurge?”

  1. Becky November 28, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    YES. Without question, a billion times, YES! It’s gorgeous and you will kick yourself if you don’t. And, well, that would hurt much more than the $100 price tag. πŸ˜‰

  2. Gretchen November 28, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I say yes. Any dress that makes you feel like a movie star is worth it! (or at least $100 if it doesn’t mean you’ll be eating Kraft Mac & Cheese for a month)

  3. Michelle November 28, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Yes! Do it!

  4. Erica November 28, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Buy it and don’t look back. Wear it on NYE even if you don’t go out. Wear it to cook breakfast. Wear it to the park.
    Don’t let this dress be your miniature taxidermied alligator.

  5. Erica November 28, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Also wear it to work with tights and in your mind just say the tights are ironic. And you can say it out loud to people too I guess, who cares.

  6. RA November 28, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Yes! You’ve obviously thought about it and regret NOT buying it, AND it’s on sale. Go for it!

  7. Audrey November 28, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Absolutely, 100% YES. You should treat yourself. Happy birthday to you!

  8. Erin November 28, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    YES! Go. En joy. And, post pictrures. πŸ™‚

  9. K November 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    BUY. IT.

  10. CharlieSue November 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s SO beautiful. PLEASE buy it, it will look AMAZING on you. (Also, Anthro is SUPER good at price adjustments. Get it and hang on to your receipt in case they have another -25% sale items later this month!)

  11. happilyeverme November 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    YES, BUY IT!

    • PinkieBling November 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      Do it, do it, do it!

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