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This month, Professor Z has tasked us with showing off our polka dots. This is a very timely assignment for me because not long ago my wardrobe was completely void of dots. Never having been a huge fan of patterns in general, I just didn’t bother looking at anything in that category. As I get older and crave more variety in my wardrobe, I’ve come to adore certain types of patterns (although I am still incredibly picky regarding them). Polka dots are now acceptable to me as long as they are done JUST SO. This dress from White House Black Market is polka dot perfection, in my book.
Funny story about this dress. I had been window shopping WHBM for years, and though their prices had always turned me off, the sophistication of their line kept me interested… I finally went in to check out their sale rack one day and was delighted to find the dress I recently wore to a friend’s wedding at about 60% off, so it became my first WHBM purchase ever. I also spotted (no pun intended!) this silk chiffon polka dot wrap dress, and fell for it completely when I tried it on. But it was full price, and I still couldn’t bring myself to splurge that much. I jokingly said to Mr. Kitty, “Maybe this one will be 60% off next time we stop in.” Yeah, right. Well, a few weeks later we went back and THERE IT WAS. On the sale rack, at 60% off. There was only one. IT WAS MY SIZE.
WHBM also has their own rewards system, like most retailers these days. Their deal is that once you spend a certain amount, you get something like 10% off everything, for life. I hit that amount in my first two trips, so this dress was actually 70% off.
The moral of this story: Shop the sale rack at White House Black Market. Frequently.
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