A local boutique is closing with 40-50 percent off. Definitely a sad sign of the times.

So I bought two dresses - really party dresses - and have nowhere to wear them.

The floral is brighter than it photographs. I need a wedding or a Christmas function? It seems versatile and timeless. I just couldn’t leave it behind.

The navy is hard to photograph. Cleavage is out. It is sheer in places with a built in slip. I think it would suit a fine dining restaurant or winter wedding or party. It has a texture on the fabric and the other customers in store thought this was the pick of the three I was considering.

Both dresses were final sale and affordable but not exactly the work blouse or dress I was looking for.

But my current party dresses were purchased as wildcards too - so I hope these are equally successful.

It’s a bit of fun to add total spontaneous purchases to my closet after all planned shopping recently. I definitely scratched that shopping itch.

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