Patterned Maxi Dress
I was innocently wandering a store that was seemingly full of non-amazing clothes when I fell in love with this dress.
It was an instantaneous, can't walk away, life-changing kind of love.
My mom was there, and her reaction to my excited exclamations over the sheer beauty of this dress was, "See? This is why I can never buy clothes for you. There's no telling what you're going to like. I could never pick this dress out of a lineup and think, 'Yep, that's the one Rachel wants more than anything else.'"
True, I've never worn or even wanted a maxi dress before...and I didn't want one when I walked into the store. It was this dress that changed my no-maxi stance. What is it, exactly, that I love? The blue and white pattern? The loose sleeves and lace-up front (slightly pirate-esque?)? The impossibly open back? Is the very fact that this dress exists enough to inspire love?
I don't know. But for me, I've always distinguished between pretty dresses and dresses that are so incredibly awesome that they're practically world-changing. For me, this is a world-changing dress.
And I kind of feel like Gandalf when I wear it (you know, the sleeves and long flowing skirt), so that's definitely a bonus.
Do you follow a recognizable system when buying clothes, or do you purchase only the things that you fall deeply in love with, whether they make sense or not?