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"Just living is not enough", said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
— Hans Christian Andersen.

you can't escape yourself.


- an act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure.


To most girls, shopping is a "therapy" whereby a few hours of indulging in cash spending in hope to get rid of stress as well as to temporary forget their worries.

It is an escape.

"People who say that money can't buy happiness just don't know where to shop."
- Kathy Lette


She bought a dress on impulse. It was black in colour - her favourite.

Buying it based on a promise that there would be no better dress that would suit her, she believed what she was told. Besides, the size was just right.

Putting it on and admiring her reflection, she put on the matching earrings and necklaces that came with the dress.

She was ready.

Smiling her widest, proud of her new dress and how it made her feel good, she stepped out of the house.

As she walked along the street, she received positive feedback about how the dress complemented her figure. It made her like the dress even more.

After her dinner appointment with her parents, she felt bloated from all the food. The dress began to feel a little tight at the waist. The material of the dress began to graze her skin and it was starting to itch.

Rushing home to get the dress off and get into something more comfortable, she recalled how her parents had praised her on her good buy and how the dress suited her.

She was not going to give up on the dress. She was not going to regret the dress.

Throwing it into the washing machine, she then walked to the living room to think about her dinner. She was glad her parents finally approved of her dressing, after years of rebellion and wearing clothes which her parents thought were far from fashionable.

When the dress came back from the dryer, it had shrunk.

She could not wear it anymore.


We don't always make the best decisions when it comes to buying dresses.

Sometimes we get something which we think we like, but get tired of it in a few months.
Sometimes we get something which we think will make us look good, and that makes us miss out on something else which could make us look better.

What matters is that after a bad buy, don't brood over it.
There's always a chance that we might outgrow our favourite dress.
There might be a possibility of us getting sick of it as the season changes.
Sometimes, it just spoils, regardless of whether it is by accident or on purpose.

Instead of complaining about a bad buy, why not just put some thought into it?
It's not every day we pick up a four-leaf clover; but not every buy will be a bad one.

It is the process of selecting a dress, figuring out how it complements you and how it does not.
Observe the details of the fabric and little buttons, before just buying it on impulse.
Buying a dress should be made meaningful as you overcome your insecurities and believe that you could pull off something which is out of the norm, and makes you feel special.

Think about how your next buy should be a better one.



Be my escape.


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