A couture dress...
I am not a good shopper, I have a wardrobe full of ridiculously glamorous evening dresses, but nowhere to wear them to.
And my basic daily wardrobe consists of jeans and cheap tops or gym clothes, all the better for cleaning in, a more likely activity than a ball or black tie do.
My addiction to buying frivolities knows no end, and I found a version of this dress on a Chinese website that would make it to measure.
Regular online shoppers will know only too well the risk versus reward analysis that needs to be done, it could be the wrong size, fabric, colour, dress, I don't think that trading standards are too active in China so it is very much a case of buyer beware.
I have been weighing up the pros and cons for the last couple of months and happened across the website one morning last week when my mother was staying, dress had been reduced by $50, it was meant to be mine. Mother is total internet luddite and looked very bemused, but also for the first time, a little interested as I bought a couture dress at 7am while she made her first cup of tea of the day.
And it arrived 6 days later....