Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I have a good feeling about this one.

The title of this post is what I say to IC's mom right before we go on a dress-seeking excursion. I said it last Saturday when we woke up bright and early to go to the Saks in Short Hills, lured by a 50% off Bridal Sample Sale advertised on the Saks website. "I have a good feeling about this one," I said as she smiled hopefully at me.

When we got there, though, my good feeling faded. There were no dresses. I don't mean there were no dresses for me, in my size or in my style, there were NO dresses. Saks is closing all of its bridal salons with the exception of NY and Beverly Hills so all the dresses from around the country were to be shipped here and sold at 50% off. I don't know why there were no dresses, or why the Saks website led me to believe there would be. I just knew that that day was not going to be the day when I find my dress.

I actually went to the Saks bridal sale in New York--alone and twice. Both times I only had about an hour. Most of the dresses were bridal size 10, which are street size 6, and therefore just a smidge too small on me. It's completely frustrating trying on dresses that are too small, and the ones I found that did fit me just didn't work. It's also amazing that I'd still be paying like 3 grand for a dress at these bargain sample sales. The idea that I pay that much for a dress and it isn't perfect, well, it haunts me. I'd rather spend that money on other things; vacations, good restaurants, fancy bath products, a freaking car, anything else but a dress that I don't love that I'll only wear once.

Of course, having said all this, I have a good feeling about this one: I'm meeting both moms to head over to Kleinfeld's for their sample sale today. Of course there happens to be a blizzard outside and it's my busiest work day of the month but, I have a good feeling. Maybe it will just be there, at a low, low price and fit me perfectly. Maybe. You know, if there are any dresses there, any at all, it will have been more of a success than our last trip. So maybe that's the only win for which I should be hoping.


  1. Thanks! Doors don't open till 3. I'm already sort of dreading the madness.

  2. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!! I actually can't wait to see the winner :)! I think you finding something has to do with my intense finger crossing at work, just my opinion!

  3. Did you find a dress? Or are you still buried under a pile of tulle somewhere? :-)Steff

  4. good luck to you! hope it was succesful!