Yes to this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress…
How about you? Are you feeling this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress?
This Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress would look so good on me. But alas, the price tag is too high.
To acquire this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress, I would require $3,450. Why do i not have $3,450 to purchase this dress?
This morning I woke up and I realized there is no reward for having the ability to see through the more ridiculous aspects of the system. You know, where some women can afford to buy this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress, while some can’t put $3.45 together to buy a can of tuna and a loaf of bread. There’s no reward for being able to see how meaningless certain things are by comparison to others. You go your lifetime standing on principle, believing in the higher good, wanting to stand for something. But the something for which you are trying to stand is as much nothing as anything. Meanwhile, girls are living large, experiencing the happiness they tell those of us who have no money that money cannot buy.
Yes, I am in one of those kinds of moods. The mood where knowing I cannot afford this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress bothers me. It’s not that I want the dress so badly. I don’t really. It’s a nice dress. I do like it, but I don’t want it so desperately that I’m unhappy that I can’t afford it. It’s not the dress and wanting it. It’s the situation that makes the dress unattainable. That’s what bothers me. The situation.
Frankly I think these so-called “designer” merchandise while they typically look nicer and more interesting than the stuff they make for girls who don’t have $3000 to spend on a dress, cost way more money than they should. And I never want to spend $3000 on a dress. I’m not saying I never will. If I come into money I might find myself unable to resist buying something I like even while recalling the times when I said I would never want to spend that kind of money on such things. Having the means to do something changes our perspective a lot I’m sure.
But for now, my perspective is that $3000 for a dress is ridiculous, no matter how nice a dress it is.
As for this Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress (affiliate link->available via modaoperandi.com), I figure I’ll try to get something similar custom made. I’ve put my sewing experiments on hold for now and I have hired someone via makemeadress.com to help me custom make clothes. This is a website that I started a few months back when it occurred to me that the best way to get the clothes you want is to hire someone to make your clothes for you. She has so far made me two pairs of wide leg pants. These are they in the pictures below.
She’s right now making me a top based on something I designed. And once that is finished I will consider getting her to make me a dress similar to the Dundas draped sleeve yellow dress. We’ll see. If I do I will be sure to share the picture with you. I suspect it will cost about $100 to get her to make me the dress. But that’s a lot different from $3,450.
In the meantime…
2017 was an interesting year for me. There’s nothing that I can say that I regret. There were a lot of changes. A fair number of them were forced changes; but I think they were necessary. There were conflicts, the biggest happening on Christmas Eve. The changes that will result from that are pending. But I still cannot and will not look back on 2017 and focus on the things that did not make me feel very good about myself and about my life. I started working on my album in January 2017. I had no money and I still have no money. I am in a worse predicament than when I started; but I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to let lack of money prevent me from doing what I wanted to do. And I was able to get 8 songs completed. Looking forward to 2018 I am concerned about my debt and lack of income, but I am determined that somehow, some way I will finish the album. And I will celebrate by throwing the first big party I have ever thrown in my life. I am an agoraphobic so you can imagine the hysterics that will result from this effort. We shall see.
Happy New Year to all of you. I wish you all the very best in 2018, much success. love and peace…