I did it, I committed to my very first of the 5 purchases per season as part of the 5 Piece French Wardrobe. I held off for as long as I could and bought this gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff dress at the beginning of February (since then I have been a complete failure and bought 2 more pieces but let's ignore that for now...)
I'd put together a list of things I was looking to add to my wardrobe so I would be less inclined to impulse buy (ignore that I bought 3 pieces in one month please!) and I even drew up a list of pros and cons as I was choosing between this piece and some others. Now that is dedication to a plan! Or OCD, one of the two.
A shirt dress was a wardrobe addition I knew I had to have but I was surprised that I picked one without sleeves! I can see so many possibilities though from layering a long sleeve tee underneath, or a short sleeved white shirt, a jumper over the top, cinched with a belt, tucked into a skirt etc etc!
Also, vertical stripes in recycled cotton and the freshest colour pairing? *Adds to shopping basket*
I did however have this dress altered. The length was the only box it didn't tick for me. I bought the medium thinking the small would be too tight across the bosom area so I got it shortened to one length and taken in under the arms. I'm so happy with the results and know I'll be wearing this for years to come!