Sometimes I go for ages without buying anything apart from the essentials but then I seem to have a bit of a spree.
In the last week I have bought a clock and a dress. The clock was to replace the one in the kitchen which had given up the ghost. I spent a couple of hours trawling online and eventually found one that I liked. It arrived in the mail today and I was very excited to hang it up.
The dress was an impulse buy (sort of). I was at the DFO with GMan and my mother on Saturday afternoon and I wandered into Jacqui E and this dress caught my eye. It was originally priced at $170 but marked down to $50 and the final price I paid was $37.46!!
It is an almost perfect fit – I need to shorten it a little and while the bodice fit is good, I could make it better by lifting the shoulders a little and taking a small amount of width out of the upper back. It is heavy cotton, lined and looks like cutwork. I have studied the construction and the alteration to the shoulders should be easy. I will have to give the back a bit more thought.
I have a pretty cobalt blue cardigan to wear with it and now I just need a pair of navy shoes. Coincidentally, I have already been searching for the shoes.