There was one teensy weensy problem though: the two Nordstroms I have access to don't carry that dress. And Nordstrom online would have to order the dress from their vendor and THEN ship it to me, which would mean I wouldn't get the dress in time. My situation looked bleak. I nearly started crying (not really, but it adds drama).
So, here's how Nordstrom made my dreams come true. They found one of their stores that had it and passed my information along to them. Nordstrom at the Houston Galleria shipped my dress to me. How special is that?
In the meantime, from Monday to yesterday when I received the dress, I was trying to convince myself that I was going to hate it, return it and move on with my life. We searched for alternates on Monday evening and found nothing.
Then yesterday was the day that changed my life. Dress #5 arrived, I tried it on and fell in love. Serious, deep, lasting, true love. So there's nothing I can do but hold on to this dress and make up excuses and reasons to wear it.
So there you have it. Thanks to your encouragement and support I decided to get the dress that the majority of you voted for. I'm a sucker for peer pressure.