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February 21, 2006

Twenty Months!

I bought this dress for Gwen many months before her referral. I'd been eyeing it for several months at my favorite store: TJ Max. It was wicked expensive originally. I think it was around $75. But TJ Max always has good deals on quality name-brand stuff. Even so, it was $20 and that's still more than I'm usually willing to pay for something that'll get Juicy-Juice spilled on it or get worn just once before it's outgrown. The dress, as you can see, is beautiful. The only reason why it was still available for me to oogle week after week was because it had a stain on the collar. And that's another reason why the $20 price tag was too steep.

Eventually, I talked myself into it. I got a 10% discount because of the stain and took the dress home not knowing if it would ever wash out. I used bleach and a tooth brush and got most of it out. Then I washed the whole dress and spent at least 45 minutes ironing it. Today, it fits her perfectly! This is one dress that I'll keep and let her pass down to her children. It's made so well and it's so elegant! Don't you agree?


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