Party!

A night of dancing and drinking!

Time to dress up!

But what will I wear?

                We will refer to it as The Event. A formal shindig with drinking and dancing and networking. There’s awards and dancing and drinking. Did I mention dancing and drinking? It doesn’t matter what the special event is, it could be anything from what you wear to your sister’s cat’s funeral to what you wear on your wedding day and every graduation, prom, Bar Mitzvah, first dates and funerals in between. How do we decide what to wear? Go with something you already have?  Buy something new? Borrow something?

              I am going to be fully honest, I have bought two dresses for The Event. One was a cheap $20 steal, and the other a $90 splurge. These are the two problems with my spending habits. I buy it cause it’s a good deal, or I buy it because it’s special. I don’t think that either was entirely necessary. I already have a few decent dresses and some great accent accessories that I could have come up with a new outfit with what I already had. But alas, I went I shopping.

             But I felt like I needed it. And in a way I’m happy that I have something fancy to strut around in. But I have learned to breath when shopping. Rapid decision making is how you end up with two dresses for the same Event.  But pausing for a moment before you buy anything to think “Am I making the best decision for me right now?” to shop more intentionally, purchase more intentionally. I’m hoping it will prevent two things for me. 1. The gradual creep of closet growth and 2. I won’t spend so much stupid money on stupid stuff.

              Like seriously, why did I NEED $65 of candles that was declined twice on my visa? Because I did. And I didn’t. And it’s remembering which one I want to be true.

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