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I wasn't sure about this dress when it arrived, but my husband LOVES it (and he never comments on my clothes). The waistband moves around (as seen in the pics – should be easy to tack in place), and I think I need to hack an inch off the hem. I wasn't sure even when wearing it today, but seeing the pictures I can see why my husband likes it, and am glad that I kept it.
Yesterday I had car issues and didn't go to work. I may look pulled together with my wardrobe, but my car is a bucket. It's a '99 Saturn SL2 that I purchased used from my mom when she upgraded to a new car. I don't drive it much – to the Metro when my husband can't take me, occasionally to run an errand. I put less than 3,000 miles on it in a year. So when it got broken into a couple years ago and a back window was broken, I just covered it up with duct tape instead of spending the money to get it fixed. It has worked just fine so far, but yesterday morning we had a beast of a rainstorm which yanked off the duct tape, leaving my car interior a lake. I decided to take off work to clean up the car and get it usable again.
When people ask me how I can afford the clothes I do, I say it's about priorities. I don't go on fancy vacations, I don't spend a lot on home decor, and I don't care what car I drive. My car gets me from Point A to Point B, is outfitted with a safe carseat for Emerson, and is paid off. It's not too pretty with its duct tape window, destroyed dashboard from the break-in that is now lacking a stereo (and cigarette lighter) and it makes a weird clicking sound when I turn on the heat, but for me, it gets the job done!
Oh, and the really strong smile is because some guys were working on a house behind my husband and stopped to watch this photo shoot. When we finished they clapped. Too funny!