I have seriously got to get out of this slump. Maybe I need some vitamin D. Or perhaps someone just needs to sit me under a heat lamp. I think I need a vacation. The only cure for slumpishness is shopping. 🙂 Thus, I set out the other day with a friend to find a dress for an upcoming fundraising event. This is pretty monumental for me. Number one, I’m just not a “go-buy-a-dress” kind of girl. I’m the girl who you think is nuts because I buy a formal that’s been marked down to $20 on a shopping trip for back-to-school shoes or some such nonsense. Reason being, I like knowing that I got it for nothing and I have one in my closet I haven’t worn for when the odd occasion should arise that I’ll need it. Like right now. It is pretty hard for this girl to pull the trigger on a dress without seeing a red clearance stamp on it. Please don’t confuse this to mean that I don’t like quality or someone else’s leftovers. I just enjoy sniffing out a good bargain on something I really love. Alas, I backed myself into a corner this time. I had to go out on a mission to find something and perhaps pay full-price on a gown that I probably will only wear once, twice if I’m lucky. I set out not knowing what to expect. I hit Von Maur, Kohls, TJ Max and Dillard’s. I’m happy to report after a day-long hunt, I finally settled on a floor length dress from Dillard’s. This post could have been titled 27 dresses because I tried on at least that many. The price tag was… reduced. It made this girl’s day. And at least for a few brief hours brought me out of the slump.