So I bought a dress online for a wedding that in approximately three weeks. The dress is everything my heart desires. It's a size 6. I'm a solid size 6. It's a designer dress. Designers are haters. It does not fit. It does not fit and I might be about a size 8 at this point because I like to eat, don't judge me.
So being consistently healthy is a goal I rarely reach.
Sticking to my budget is a goal I rarely reach.
Giving myself a break is yet another goal I rarely reach.
So here are my options which all represent one evil or another that I have to deal with. Do I
A) Lose 5-10 pounds in the next 6 weeks and just wear the 6
B) Pay about $200 more than I paid for the dress [I got it on sale, which put it in my budget] in order to get the size 8 and just go on about my business
C) Send the dress back because it doesn't fit and find another dress that is in my budget AND actually fits
Now, keep in mind, I live in a dumb city with horrible shopping, so it's possible that if I go with option C, the same thing could happen again. The sizing instructions for the dress I bought said go down a size, which would have made it a 4. I'm a true 6, so I ignored their goofy selves and got a 6, now I need an 8.
The losing weight thing is challenging because I'm stressed out at work and I eat when I'm stressed. This is not an excuse. It's the truth. I like tacos and cupcakes, people. No secrets here.
The paying all that extra money thing is hard because I specifically had a budget for this dress and the sale made it be in my budget. I haven't even bought shoes or accessories yet. Yes, I know I'm fancy, but wait til y'all see this dress. Just Haute for no reason!
So, what should I do?