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.
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.
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.