You know that I don't typically write "how to" posts in this blog. What can I possibly teach you guys, you are such artists and experts yourselves that I am constantly learning from you! But here I think I am really on to something - hear me out.
I have never owned a suede clothing item in my closet, other than suede shoes. But I haven't worn a suede jacket or anything like it. When I saw this ASOS dress, I wanted to have it so much. But then, it is suede, and I am not the most careful when it comes to clothes. I like to go places, I like to eat... you know, I like to live in my clothes and not think about it too much. I don't enjoy mending things - I'm a "stick it in a washer/dryer" kind of girl.
But then the dress went on a crazy sale, and for $50 I just couldn't resist. It was over 50% off the original price. I like to feel savvy! I kind of praise myself for finding good deals on the items I like. So I bought it! And I wore it to the Night of Passion and Ecstasy as our local Indian restaurant named their Valentine's Day dinner - live guitar music, special menu, candlelight, roses, l'amour... A waitress pours me a generous glass of crisp Californian Chardonnay. Justin's eyes are sparkling in front of me. All is romantic. And color coordinated. I carefully cover my new dress with a dark red fabric napkin... so lady-like!
A drop of rich dark spicy Indian goodness (a.k.a.sauce) dripped on my chest right as the napkin slid off... Oh my! Please don't. Oh no! At first, I watch this ecstatic attack of Indian food on my dress with disbelief. Then with grief. Then I try to look at the bright side of things. Hmm... what would it be? Oh yeah! Cleaners are literally next door! It's a good thing to bring business to your community, right? Eat local, get a local stain, clean local. Sounds like a good motto to live by!
Well what can I say. Perhaps suede clothing was never intended for nights of passion and ecstasy, that's all. Perhaps it was intended for nights of dignified classical music listening, or educational museum walks, or quiet book reading at a local library... perhaps! But I still had a good fun. And now I get to bring more business to my neighborhood (which will be about the price I paid for the dress, hence the name of my post) and give you useful tips on my blog too. :)
Camellia in our garden is practically in full bloom now, and the photos below were taken during our walk in Chinese park just before our dinner.
Suede dress - ASOS Curve
Coat (old) - Lands' End
Necklace, earrings - Chico's
Ring - Chaos NY
Purse - Lane Bryant
Boots - Naturalizer
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