Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Exception to the Rule

Well...I had to break down and make my first purchase of 2014. Now before you get your "undergarments" ruffled, let me explain. This definitely wasn't a very exciting or fun item. And I had a little bit of guilt over buying it, even though it qualifies as an "Exception" to Rule #1.

See this lovely skirt? Well I happen to own it. I purchased it from Revolve Clothing at the end of last summer on Final Sale. What you can't tell from the pictures, is that this skirt is completely see-through. Had I been able to return the skirt, I would have. Unfortunately, because it was "Final Sale" I was stuck with it. I hung it in my closet with the intention of buying a slip, but up until today, I had forgotten about it. I was going through my dresses looking for something to wear to a cocktail party this Friday night. And there it was. Not that I plan on wearing this the cocktail party, but I do have 3 weddings coming up and it would be perfect for one of them. So I went online and started searching for a slip. It was actually more difficult than I thought it would be! And not very thrilling.

So here it is. The plain, uneventful, long ivory slip. Not only is this my first purchase of the year, but my first ever long slip purchase. I feel like my grandma all of a sudden. Only buying the necessities. I feel like I'm just one step away from a girdle. If I could shop right now I would! I would do it to make myself feel better. I would do it because this gorgeous spring weather makes me want to go put on a dress - a NEW dress. I'm having spring fever in every possible way. And this purchase just made me want to buy more. More of the things I want - not the things I need. I just pray for the courage to keep going. I knew when I started this journey that it wouldn't be easy. I knew there would be highs and lows. I'm just so thankful I have a support team to help get me through it. And a platform where I can "get it all out" and hold myself accountable. I'm going to need it.

1 comment:

  1. You're doing great, exception and all! Thanks for your inspiration and example!