Usually it isn't so painful to pass up the offerings on Gilt Groupe, because I don't exactly sit around thinking "damn, what I REALLY need is a Valentino ball gown marked down to $1,500." But this morning, I awoke to find Alexander McQueen's RTW line on sale on their site. And among the offerings was this marching band jacket marked down from $2,675 to $488:
I mean, SHUT UP. I know $488 isn't exactly chump change, but just look at it. It's so exactly what I want right now, it's not even funny. And it's a McQueen for chrissake. Why must Gilt Groupe torture me so? Can't they just stick to their usual fare of off-season Kate Spade and Lutz and Patmos cardigans? Why must they tantalize me with McQueen? It isn't fair!!