One of the perks of working for a fashion company is the amount of clothes I can purchase for less that “suggested retail price.” During the couple of years I’ve worked for my company, I’ve acquired some pretty neat clothing. The best steal was a wedding dress that retailed for $1500 that I bought for $87. Bargain? Yeh, I’d say so.
One of my recent acquisitions was an event dress that a coworker of mine won at an auction but didn’t fit into. She was going to give it away to Goodwill until I joined into a conversation where she and some other ladies were discussing what to do with the dress. Without hesitation, literally, I said I would take it.
I was stoked to get the dress but the first thing I that popped into my mind was, “where the hell am I going to wear it?” My usual weekend plans are far from glamorous. The hottest date I’ve had in months was with my sewing machine. But could this dress be worn as every day wear? Maxi dresses are de riguer now and in my opinion, this dress could look as dressed down as an everyday maxi if I paired it with a jacket and flats or platforms. I’d do it – wear evening wear as everyday wear – but would you?