Well, I caved today and bought the drape-neck cashmere dress that I’ve been hankering after from Pure Collection (www.purecollection.com)
It’s exactly what I was looking for earlier this year when I went on the hunt for a sweaterdress (before I compromised, and bought the puff-sleeved black dress from Donna Morgan, which didn’t quite meet my expections, and has since been retired) : long sleeves, draped neck, and a beautiful yarn that won’t make my skin crawl. I ended up getting it in the chocolate (to go with the red boots, y’all) and with the 15% off discount that I found (SAFEB, in case anyone else wants to fall off the wagon with me) it came to 173 quid, which should be around AUD$406.
Because it’s a total, ridiculous indulgence – both something I don’t really need, AND something I’m unlikely to be able to wear for 6 months – I’ve decided to be a Good Little Girl and cross off a corresponding amount of items from my Lemming-List.
Now, it can’t be things that I sort-of, maybe wanted, but things that I was pretty much definitely going to get, as soon as I talked myself around to it. Off the list with them. Because the cashmere dress is certainly not a necessity, and if I’ve decided I must have it, then I also have to make sacrifices.
So here we go:
1. PURE COLLECTION DRAPENECK CASHMERE SWEATER DRESS (AUD$406)=
1 x Custom-Made Holly Dress from myblackdress @ etsy (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15676472)
plus 1 x Yellow-Flowers Wallpaper Necklace from drawflowers @ etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17213059
plus 1 x two-in-one dress from Garinvaplus on eBay:
plus 1 x pair of Manhattan Boots from Ayla Boots:
Now, I do so love to live vicariously, so please go ahead and indulge yourself!