Monday, June 21, 2010

Love at First Sight: The One that Might Get Away

Has this ever happened to you before?

You are walking around a department store completely disinterested. Then all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye something grabs your attention. When you finally reach it you know that it is: THE ONE. That special piece you always needed to complete your wardrobe, but never knew it?

This happened to me just this weekend at Bloomingdales. I was wandering the store trying to recover a bit from the oppressive heat and humidity beating down on the city, and then I saw it. It was love at first sight.

I knew it was wrong and I was going to wind up burnt, but I just could not help myself. This dress was everything everything I had ever fantasized about and more. The blue was bold, the material a stiff yet supple poplin, and the design itself was just as quirky as I am. The only problem with this DVF dress? The largest size was a 14. Even though I knew to expect as much my mind was still reeling. There was no way I could squeeze into the dress.

Then it hit me - didn't Dianne Von Furstenberg sell dresses online in a size 16? Maybe. I could not remember for the life of me. So, I kept hope alive and sought out the Tonnes Dress I so desperately wanted on DVF's website. It only went up to a size 14 and for some reason was paired with a studded belt.

Now I have 2 choices. One is to let the dream of that dress die or torture the hell out of myself for the next two months to get to wear it. I say this all just having eaten pancakes for breakfast, so I guess you all know what the safe bet is readers.

Any of you have a "one that got away" story to share? Leave it in the comments.


  1. That happened to me the other day with shoes! I wear a whopping 9 and a 1/2 and can never even squeeze into a size 8, usually the only size that is left. It is hard to let go, but now I don't even remember what the shoes look like! :)

  2. Awww... Maybe it will go the same for me too? I guess then I didn't really want it that much in the first place.

  3. This dress was everything all that I had ever fantasized about and that's just the beginning. The blue was striking, the material a solid yet supple poplin, and the plan itself. Lovely blue dress.