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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: If at first you don't succeed...

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September

mom2photo.jpgYou know when you have an item in your closet that you absolutely LOVED when you bought it a couple years ago but you look at it now and you're like, "Why did I ever....?"

Yea, that's how I felt about this dress for a long time. 

I picked it up a while back from Revolve Clothing Exchange in St. Pete (don't remember the cost), wore it maybe half a dozen times, and then ... saw a picture of myself in it. 

Yikes. 

For whatever reason, the same frock I loved on the hanger suddenly seemed a little too tight when viewed through a camera lens. The shape was a little off. The pattern a little too busy. The ... oh heck. Ladies, you know what I mean.

Bottom line, it was not working anymore. And so, I tossed in THE PILE. 

The pile, for those of you not familiar, is that storage bin/trash bag/free-form pile in the corner of a room made up of clothes you swear you will donate today,   tomorrow , whenever you get around to it. 

This dress lived in the pile for a long time. Months. 

Until this morning. 

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As I was frantically getting ready for work, my first Monday back after a week-long vacation, I spotted this dress in the pile and thought, "What the heck? Let's give it a try."

POOF. Love at first try-on. Again. 

I paired this oldie-but-goodie with a vacation purchase: a pair of grey heels by Nine West. I scooped them up at a TJ Maxx in Michigan for $50. 

Besides being a great neutral, closed toe option (which is a good addition to anyone's shoe collection), they also have a subtle but cool zipper detail on the back.

I love them. For now. 

Deal Diva Kameel

P.S. Special thanks to Times researcher Carolyn Edds, who was kind enough to snap my pic this morning.

[Last modified: Monday, September 17, 2012 11:27am]

    

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