If you go over here you can see a lovely lady modelling a dress I "bought" today - the second one in the post, with the plums on it! The dress is very well made, fully lined [skirt and bodice] and has lovely covered buttons at the back. I love it!
The girls and I spent time on the internet at the weekend looking for a dress for me - I have two occasions coming up for which a dress would be appropriate attire, and I don't have many dresses [any!] that would do. We looked all over the place and they were all too flashy [too much skin showing] or too long, or for holidays, and altogether just not ME!
I had seen the dress in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago at full price and liked it at the time, but at £20 and without a specific reason to buy it then, I just admired it and carried on. Then a few of them ended up on the sale rail at £10 but I didn't think the sizes available would fit.
But the futility of the internet trawl at the weekend persuaded me to make a purchase yesterday! I took a chance on a size 14 from the sale rail, and bought it with my Nectar points. I had over £50 in points on my card, a benefit of being awarded £25 of points sometime after using a set of vouchers. So, it is really a "free-to-me" dress, and when I got home and tried it on - it fits beautifully! Now I just need to find a cardigan or shrug to go with it - although I do have a jacket which would be great if the weather is a little chillier.
I don't buy many clothes at all, so it was a luxury for me to splash out yesterday and not feel the pennies pinch at all!