Twice as Nice

I've never really been one for 'buying it in every colour'. This is probably because I predominantly prowl secondhand stores, so the chances of finding two of anything the same is unlikely. MrIkea needed some new threads, I thought it a good idea to tag along and supervise, with no plans of my own for purchasing.
Then I found this.
magenta dress

With cap sleeves, a sweet bow on the waist, and a ruffle skirt, I know I would have regretted leaving it there. There are a few moments in my life when I've passed up on something that I now wish I hadn't. Most notably a Matthew Eager shot silk cocktail dress in teal with a giant tie and pleated skirt, and a light blue One Teaspoon swimsuit with sparrows on it and ruffled bust. I didn't want the magenta dress to be one of these moments. At just $20, it was hardly the most extravagant purchase of my life, but definitely one of my favourites. So much so I bought it in black as well.