It remained in my cart for the duration of my shopping. I started thinking about all of the other dresses in my closet. Where does this dress fit in? Space is limited. How much value will this dress have in my wardrobe? I'm willing to spend $5 on it, but would it be in my cart if it was even $10? If not, then I can only conclude that I'm buying it because I like the price, not the dress.
I got all the way to the register and had to make a decision. Do I want this dress? Or do I want to spend only $5 on any dress? I would have much fewer and better stuff if I could be this clear of mind and honest with myself over every potential transaction. I handed the dress over to the cashier to return and saved myself $5. $5 that can now go toward something I really love and want.
I would like to think that I can keep this thought process going, but only time (and future trips to Target) will tell.
Now, about this outfit: I'm holding on to summer with bright colors and a floral pattern while embracing fall with thicker layers and added foot coverage. Love that I can buy a skirt at Old Navy one summer and a sweater a year later and it's like they were bought off the same mannequin.
And in other news: Miles is getting so big and smart. It's bitter-sweet.
Pearls: Gift from Stevie
Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy
Boots: Madden Girl via DSW.com