I was watching season 1 of Gossip Girl, and in the first Episode, Serena goes on a date with Dan wearing a sequin mini dress with thick black tights and ankle boots. I fell in love with this outfit. Despite the fact that Serena is supposed to be a teenager in GG, and I am far from a teen, I decided to get myself a similar dress. I call it my aspirational dress.

I found a sequin mini dress at Zara. It’s not the same as Serena’s. I found out from shopyourtv.com that Serena’s was a sleeveless gold dress by Tory Burch. My dress has sleeves and is black with multi-colored sequins. I fell in love with it. I didn’t buy it right away, however. It was Christmas, and I had gifts I wanted to buy before I splurged on myself.

But I noticed after Christmas, the sequin mini dress was on sale for about half off. (It’s on sale right now for $29.99.) I ordered it right away. The crazy thing is, I ordered it two sizes too small for my current body.

I was supposed to be attending a family wedding this February, but it was delayed a year due to Covid. So I have until February 2022 to look like a knockout in this mini dress.

Normally, I would say this borders on unhealthy behavior, buying clothes that you know are too small. But I really want to look nice in this dress. This means I have to be serious in my weight loss goals, and I need to work out my legs so they look kickass in this dress.

I intend to style it the same way Serena did, with super thick black tights so I feel more comfortable with how short it is, and with black high-heeled booties.

What do you think? Am I crazy for buying my aspirational dress? Or do you think it’s a good way to get and stay motivated?

Let me know in the comments below. Have you ever bought something intentionally too small for your current weight?

You can see my dress at the top of this post. Serena’s dress is here:

Serena wearing Tory Burch dress in Gossip Girl

Serena on a date with Dan in Gossip Girl