Shortly after I arrived to work one morning wearing this dress, I realized I had around 30 small black dots all over my dress. I couldn't figure out what they were, but didn't want to wear the stained dressed all day especially when I had several in person meetings, so I decided to run to Zara and quickly buy a new outfit to wear.
Typically when I buy new pieces for my wardrobe they aren't impulses and not from fast fashion brands. I have shopped at fast fashion stores because it was the best option for me at the time - like when I got my first corporate job and didn't have any business clothes. I used to shop at Goodwill, but finding business clothes that fit, are in good condition, and my style is extremely difficult. The best choice for me is to take care of whatever I buy regardless of where it's from and who made it.
Epilogue: A few days after the dress strain incident I figured out that there was a leaky pipe in the subway that I was standing under...watch where you stand! Thankfully a trip to the dry cleaners removed all the tiny black stains.