After Black Friday Comes Green Tuesday
So, I didn’t go too crazy in the Black Friday sales: because I don’t think being at your computer at 9:59 on the dot, and spending the next minute obsessively refreshing the Collectif website can really be called ‘crazy’, do you?
Er, good. Glad we got that sorted out.
My mission on that blackest of Fridays was to secure one of the olive knitted dresses I wrote about in this post. It was always a forgone conclusion that I’d buy this dress: it was really just a question of when, and to be completely honest, it would probably have happened much sooner if it wasn’t for the fact that it (predictably) sold out in my size almost immediately – because that’s how the Shopping Gods work. It came back in last week, though, so all that remained was for me to hold my nerve and play the Russian Roulette of waiting for the sale, while hoping it wouldn’t sell out AGAIN before then. Luckily the Shopping Gods were on my side for once, and the dress was mine, with 20% off: dreams CAN come true people, and don’t ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
Anyway, the dress arrived yesterday morning, and I wore it the very same day, which I think is always a good sign when it comes to new purchases: if you want to wear it RIGHTTHATVERYSECOND, then you know you definitely made the right decision, don’t you? My one reservation about this dress was the elbow length sleeves, which always mystify me a bit on knitwear. It’s like, they’re for cold days… when your forearms are too warm? Or for warm days when your torso/shoulders are cold? WHAT ARE THEY FOR, THE ELBOW-LENGTH SLEEVES?
So it was a bit of a battle between the part of me that’s sensible about this kind of thing, and the part of me that just wants to buy every green dress she sees, and practicality be damned. The sensible part is very, very small and weak, however, and it was easily beaten into submission by the OMGGREENDRESS element of my personality, so that was that. As it turned out, the sleeves weren’t really an issue: I wasn’t outdoors for long, and I (obviously) had a coat on when I WAS outdoors, so while I’d always go for long sleeves over short ones where possible, it was no biggie – or nothing that a good pair of elbow-length gloves would solve on a colder day. And I LOVE a good pair of elbow-length gloves…
My other Collectif sale purchase, meanwhile, was the ‘Jenny’ velvet warp-around cardigan, which I didn’t even know I needed until it was suddenly in my basket. When it arrived, however, I immediately realised that I very much DID need it, because it’ll be perfect for the holidays. Much to my shame, however, I wrongly described this to Terry as a “bolly roll” and now he’s even more confused than he was to start with. Whoops…
[P.S. Quick note to anyone thinking of buying this dress: the lighting in these photos is making it look a bit lighter than it really is, so be aware of that if you’re ordering it!]