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The Diane von Furstenberg dress

On Saturday, I was half awake when my mum knocked on my door. She would usually leave me alone on weekends – unless there was something I was supposed to do, unless we had plans for the day or unless she wanted to show me something and ask for my opinion.

That morning, she wanted to show me something and ask for my opinion.

Valencia

Armed with her new Mini iPad, she sat on my bed. She was on Shopbop, I noticed. And was scrolling through the pages looking for something. Then, there it was… a Diane von Furstenberg knee-length wrap dress in black and white, in what seemed like a print of palm leaves.

“Cantik tak?”

Don’t think it’s the first time she’d admired something from DvF. I thought the dress was nice. A minimalistic piece with Diane von Furstenberg written all over it (not literally). My mum also pointed out that the dress was on a discount.

“Mama suka dress ni, tapi I think it suits you better. Awak tak nak beli ke?”

For a second, I imagined myself in the dress. I thought I’d be able to pull it off. It’s quite versatile, to think of it. But I reminded her of my current financial situation. I still owe her a hefty sum for my car maintenance, last month.

“Nak Mama beli as advanced birthday present? See, this one’s a classic”

But… but… my birthday is in four months.

“Or buy with your money. Mama belanja, just tolak what you owe me for servis kereta”

Man, she really wants the dress, doesn’t matter if I’m the one wearing!

I could’ve said yes and jumped at the opportunity (been a while since my last designer dress), but I didn’t. The dress would, no doubt, go well with my current wardrobe. But I try to avoid buying on impulse – even when it involves her money. Figured I should think about it. So far, doing this has helped me shop less.

However, can’t help myself from looking up for more of the DvF dresses online, while admiring them at the same time. I’d noticed them before, but I just look at them differently now, considering that my mum approves, in a way.

My mum’s a bad influence, because now… I have an itch.

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    ceritaakuhanis
    April 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    mia, u are a bad influence to me…because now i have an itch for DvF dresses too….huhuhu :p psttttt, go and get it!!

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      miasuraya
      April 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Hahahahaha that wasn’t my intention! I’ll give it a week before deciding. Geram!

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    farhana abu bakar
    April 11, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Lari topik sikit. Mini iPad best tak?

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      miasuraya
      April 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Best gila. Buat I rasa macam nak beli je. Because it’s ringan and fast.

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    rayna
    April 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    i visit your blog every single day because i love your updates 🙂 btw, how do you look after an expensive dress? i would splurge on expensive (at least, i thought they are expensive) bags and shoes but never on clothing items. just my two cents.

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      miasuraya
      April 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Thanks for dropping by everyday Rayna 🙂 I used to have the same thought, too. But some dresses, I need to have haha. How do I look after them? Just be extra careful when wearing and always send them to a professional dry cleaner for washing.

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    shida idris
    April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    ermm, ermm….kenapa mama u comel sangat…? tapi pandai sebab mesti apa-apa nak kena bayar balik….hahaha

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      miasuraya
      April 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      Yeah dia memang macam tu haha 🙂

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