In less than three months, I will be in San Diego for my brother’s wedding, and I don’t have a thing to wear.
Any excuse to go shopping at “Now Wear This” is okay with me!
I just watched” 27 Dresses” on DVD, and prayed that I wouldn’t need to try that many on. So just in case, I gave myself a budget, a time limit, and the exact number of dresses that were allowed in the dressing room with me!
My first and only stop: “Now Wear This” (my favorite consignment store). In less than 20 minutes I was done (shoes and two dresses).
This is my secret: I select a total of six items to try on (in my favorite colors: black, pink and green). It sounds horrible, but it works for me. Then I pick out the shoes that go with all of the above.
I put everything on hangers in the order that I will try them on and make my two choices. The timer starts the moment I enter the dressing room.
Why all the fuss you ask?
I have a hard time making decisions…especially when it comes to clothes. If I don’t set “boundaries” then I will allow myself to wander aimlessly in the aisles for hours, choosing things that I don’t need or want.
But what I didn’t expect were the newly renovated dressing rooms. Above the floor-length mirror was a sign that read: “Dress the body you’ve got, not the one you wish you had!”
“Now Wear This" makes it so easy: They have exactly six hooks in the dressing room which are neatly labeled:
*NOW WAY, NO HOW!
*GOTTA HAVE IT!
*NOW WEAR THIS!
My decision was simple: I had one “Gotta Have It” and one “Now Wear This!” I walked out in record time (20 minuutes) with two dresses that I can wear forever—one in black with lime green accents (love it!), and the other is a little black dress with hot pink accents. And both go with the black strappy sandals.
Total cost: zero dollars.
Since it’s a consignment shop, I have a “revolving account,” which means I bring things in (Shop ‘n Drop) and pay with the money in my account.
Now you know my secret to “Now Wear This!”