Last night was really the first time I had to remind myself that I'm on a make/mend/thrift journey (I like the idea of journeys). The ladyfriend and I were walking to Mesa for dinner (yum yum yum) and talking about my decision to take the Brompton off the London roads (where I use it to get to and from work during the school year) until the thaw. This decision will save me close to $200 because I won't be buying studded tires for it (a little sad). So as we came upon Blackbird Studios, I saw this dress in the window and without thinking said, "Well, I could buy this now." A split second later, I said, "Oh yeah, I can't." And that was that.