18 thoughts on “Dilemma”

  1. buy the dress… everything is on sale now and you should beable to find something “wow” for less at this time of year. ( since it seems to be a summer wedding ) The business attire just buy a nice suit that you can mix match blouses, skirt other pants. This way you can always make your “one great suit ” work many different ways. Accessories work wonders on same outfits especially suits.

  2. Yeah, although I usually tend towards practicality myself, I agree with treating yourself to the dress. I figure you can buy the business clothes with the first paycheque from the new job, no? 😉

  3. As a person who sees clothes as something you wear as opposed to status icons / ego boosters, I would have to vote for the business clothes. You already have a nice dress – why not wear it? The only ones who will know it’s not new are you and Neil.

  4. Do any of your friends have a cute little number you can borrow for the wedding?

    I work from home, and live in very casual clothing, so I can relate. I know it would be senseless for me to spend a lot of money on something I would wear once (maybe twice). Borrowing works for me!

  5. This might shock people, but I actually own a *lot* (like, 10 or 12 or so) of cute little party dresses. However, in my who-am-I-and-where-is-donna defense, all four of my uncles kids AND said uncle AND a random cousin got married within a year of each other, and I might not have a lot of fashion sense, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to wear the same thing to each wedding when this is literally the only time I’ll see most of these people for years. (Or so I thought — then they all started popping out kids…we’re up to 8 offspring of those 6 weddings, including two sets of twins.)

    On the upside, I did guilt my mother into buying one of the dresses for me. And a new pair of shoes. 🙂

    So, I say… go for the dress. I’ve got a closetful, and I haven’t exploded yet.

  6. I agree with both Chris and Lizzie. Buy the work clothes. I know it’s more boring, but it’s also better value for your money. And surely *someone* has something you can borrow? Donna, you should lend Jen a dress! 😉

  7. i say buy the dress. dresses are way more fun. find one that makes you feel fantastic and you’ll have a great time. 🙂 you should get some sassy shoes to go with it too.

  8. so ya…if i was in your shoes, i would so totally go splurge on the dress. find something that looks great….and dont worry about the price tag! if it looks good go for it! we all have to spoil ourselves sometimes right??? 🙂

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  9. Yes, I’m a practical person, too, so I would vote for the business clothes as you will get more bang for your buck.

  10. I’m voting for the business clothes, too. That said.. why can’t you do BOTH? If you bargain shopped a bit on the dress, it could be doable?

    I like to make things complicated.

  11. BUY THE DRESS! You’re only young once and there is plenty of time to be practical when you’re old and gray and no longer able to show off the hotness!

  12. I say buy the dress. You can get by with business casual or even casual until the weather gets cooler, when you can start to pick up a few choice items to spruce up your wardrobe.

  13. I’d go with the dress and if you find one on super sale you might even have enough left over to buy some work clothes. Jacob is having a fantastic sale on their cute summer dresses.

  14. “Wedding of an acquaintance of my boyfriend.”

    Why is it such a concern to impress acquaintances that aren’t even your acquaintances? I vote you buy the work clothes.

  15. It’s not so much a matter of impressing these people specifically as much as being impressive in general. I’m basically bored of my LBD and would rather justify a new but not-so-practical addition to my closet 🙂

    That said, I’ve been out shopping for dresses for the past week, and have found NOTHING that I like that fits, no matter what the price tag.

  16. I vote for business clothes, for all the reasons mentioned above. Buy some new accessories for the LBD to jazz it up for this occasion.

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