Thanks everyone!! I bought it!!! I'm posting a picture of it in the team photos.
I didn't notice it until I had already got it home (love is blind), but it's missing tons of sequins from the front. Oh well. I still love it! I guess that's why it was $8. Once I get that small I can bring it to a tailor and have sequins put back on or I can just remove the rest of them.
Right now the dress is hanging in my craft room at home where I spend a lot of time. I can see it from anywhere in the room and I can touch it each time I walk by. Gosh it's pretty!!
hi Kendra - everyone is different- when i was much younger i could see myself buying a smaller size and really pushing to achieve the goal of wearing it. now i am older - not as much luck in losing weight, not as active and i guess not as motivated - although i have never given up i have clothes in my closet that range from a size 00/1 all the way up to size 14/16 - so if i want to chase that dream - all i have to do is pick out something. in a way it is reminding me of what i used to be, weigh and look like and doubting that i ever will again. but if you think it gives you a positive direction - by all means - go for it. good luck BB PS - FOR ALL YOU BRIDES - getting married is anxiety and stress enough -- please don't buy a dress that you have to die (diet) to get into. be kind to yourselves.
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I agree with everyone else. I wouldn't pay full price for a goal dress, but for $8 it's a great incentive. I've often bought clothes that were the next size smaller if they were on clearance or a very good sale. I just wish that I had gone down to that size, instead of to the next size up, but I am now heading back in the right direction and hope to get back into my old size soon and those other clothes after that. I've kept the clothes that are too small for me, since it is hard enough finding clothes that I like and fit well as I am short and options are more limited. And even when I buy clothes in my current size, I try to get ones that will still look nice if I am a size smaller or can easily be altered, so I don't have to get a whole new wardrobe every time I go down a size.
Yep, for 8 bucks, I'd do it. However, I didn't find anything like that as I worked toward my goal, so I kept wearing the "small" clothes that I never got rid of till all of them were too big. Then I spent a LOT of $$ getting new stuff...except for one thing. In cleaning out what stepdaughter left behind, I found some of her things I could wear and one thing that may look good 5 pounds from now, so that's my future dress.
I just bought a pair of next size down jeans. They were so close to fitting and and I like how they fit my body. (plus they weren't terrible expensive) so I bought the size that fits right now and the next size down for incentive.
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I need opinions about something. Do you think it's a positive or negative thing to buy a piece of clothing in the size you want to be for inspiration? I found this adorable black sequined/tulle dress in the bargain basement section of one of my local antique shops. It's only $8 and I keep thinking about it. My thought is that seeing the dress everyday will be another visual reminder about what I am trying to do. (I also use pictures, quotes, and inspirational articles). I'm worried it could backfire though and it might discourage me. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thoughts?
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