Being in fashion is not important to me, I'd actually prefer to look a little different than other women I know. Conforming is not my thing! But occasionally things happen and I buy something that's considered trendy... usually on sale at the end of the season so technically it's no longer in fashion, oh well. We had planned a trip to Ireland this weekend, but a chicken pox scare forced us to cancel our trip. Prior to the trip I had ordered quite a few dresses from H&M but since we decided not to go I didn't bother to open the bag. Then last night unexpected dinner plans popped up and I needed something to wear. I generally never wear new clothes unless I wash them, much less wrinkled ones straight out of the bag but I had no option (actually I own a lot of dresses but I felt the need for a new one). I tried on around 6 dresses and in the end let my husband pick. I knew it was too wrinkled, I tried to iron it but with no avail, and yet I let my husband talk me in to wearing it out. While it was still daylight I hid between my husband and my purse, and of course sunglasses that don't actually hide a thing but make you feel concealed. It was a friends birthday and she was shocked to see me out in a dress. I wear them more than she realizes, but in the 8 yrs we've known each other she can count on one hand how many times she's seen me in one. It was nice to know everyone thought I looked so nice considering how uncomfortable I was. By nightfall (and on to a fav bar), I came out of my shell a bit and didn't mind the attention the neon pink dress was bringing, and to be honest the flowing skirt made dancing around fun. I still have a few other dresses in the H&M bag that I might try on again and consider keeping, but then again I live in The Netherlands and it's rarely warm enough to truly enjoy a dress.