I have been on the hunt for the perfect MOB dress. My criteria is something that makes me look tall, thin and not frizzy.
I thought my search was over when I spotted a beauty on the clearance rack at Macy's marked down from $180.00 to $29.99. And guess who had a 20% off coupon in her hands? It didn't fit but that didn't stop me from becoming obsessed with it and spending all afternoon on the computer trying to hunt it down.
I decided to go to Hall's, which is a department store exclusive to Kansas City and very expensive. In 21 years of living here I have never set foot inside, but I thought this occasion called for an exception. I was greeted by not one but two salespeople. I ended up with four dresses to try on and after I was escorted to the dressing room they asked if I'd like anything to drink. They never ask me that at the thrift store. Dress #1 made me look short and fat which is how I look all the time. Dress #2 wasn't a good color. Dress #3 was something they snuck in as an option for the rehearsal dinner. I don't believe I asked for that. Dress #4 was a gold sequined frock that in a million years I'd have never picked and I LOOKED AMAZING in it. Oh my, I think I found the one.
It was $550.00.
As soon as I saw the price tag I got a hot flash. Full out hot sweaty mess with an expensive sequined dress plastered to me.
I hung everything up all nice and pretty, put my head down and made no eye contact when I left the dressing room, then hot-tailed it out of there like I'd just held up the place.
Which I kind of did.