My brother-in-law is getting married this weekend which meant one thing: I got to pick out a fancy dress for Madeline.
OK, it's not just that. I'm so excited to travel to Dallas, be with my family, eat plate after plate of Mexican food and watch two amazing head-over-heels-in-love people get hitched.
But let's be real, it also meant I had a legitimate reason to buy clothes for Madeline which is how I found myself overwhelmed by Janie and Jack's gorgeous spring dresses last week.
A very sweet salesperson was patiently helping me while Madeline ran around the store with Pooh. She wanted to know how formal the wedding was, what the colors were and if it will be indoors or outdoors. She needed all the facts before she could lead me to the perfect dress.
Finally, she showed me a dress. Believe me, it is really, really stunning and perfect and beautiful and I told the sweet salesperson so. Repeatedly.
And then I tried to oh-so-discreetly flip over the price tag.
It was a whopping $148.
It's more than my bridesmaid dress for the wedding. A dress that used 10 times more fabric and, I believe, is hand-sewn by Mr. David Bridal himself.
But really, where do you go after declaring your love for the perfect dress to the sweet salesperson? Straight to Humble Town by explaining $148 is just a little more than you were expecting to spend.
And then you go to the place that never judges you on bad-hair-and-no-make-up days and no-really-I-really-can't-spend-much-today days.
I went to Target. And Target did not disappoint.
After a quick stop in the Dollar Spot (because if you can walk past it without stopping, you must have amazing self-control and I would like you to teach me your secrets) and picked up this little dress.
It was $17.99. After I picked it up, I swear I heard a sigh inside my purse from my debit card.
I'm sure $148 is an amount some of you are willing to spend because it really was a beautiful dress. But to me, not worrying about Madeline tearing or staining her dress because it's only $17.99 is priceless.
For those of you who read People, US Weekly and maybe, just maybe, hit up TMZ, can you believe Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together?!