Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love to make them, hate to wear them

Well, I don't hate to wear them. Mostly because I'm not a fan of the naked me. The clothed me is much preferred. And I am sure everyone thanks me for that. Finding the right clothes however, not so easy.I had a wedding to go to last Saturday. A very large wedding. A few hundred people at a nice golf course banquet hall wedding. And all I own pretty much are jeans and tee shirts. All that fit anyway. I used to love wearing clothes...but that was quite a few pounds ago. The how & why of those pounds are still being wrestled. Said wrestling will soon be finding it's way on to this blog. Scary - for me anyway. I hope it won't scare you.

Anyway - clothes. My mom & I spent about 6 hours shopping for a dress. The first thing we had to do was figure what size I wore. Turns out there are about 3 sizes...and they overlap Misses & Women. Which reminds me...who came up with that? Were they trying to be nice by saying Women instead of Plus? Or are smaller sizes for single females only? Hmmm....dunno. But I do know that the segregation made it that much more difficult to try on dresses. Most of the stores had the 2 departments not just apart, but on totally different floors. Sucks when you can fit into both. I did go home with 3 dresses though - score!

I tried on all the dresses for hubby & my Dad. This is the dress I decided on:

And no, that is not me in the dress :P If I was that size still, I would not have had such a hard time shopping for a dress. The color was great & the tiers were fun...especially when swishing.

But this is what I wore....it was already in my closet...I didn't realize the skirt still fit...

Notice the bracelet? It's from Roseworks Jewelry...thanks Ruthie! It rocks!

And the hair pins - from Brown Joey Designs. Part of one bloom was folded under in the pic, but I think you can still how pretty they are.

And they matched my shoes perfectly!

I just couldn't spend the money on something I will most likely never wear again. In the last 10 years I have only needed a dress this dressy once or twice. And I hope that when I may need one again that I will have won the wrestling match & dropped these pesky pounds. Without scaring anyone. And in the meantime, I have decided to make some clothes for myself and avoid the whole shopping experience. More on that later.


  1. I looove that dress, but I would have been like you: it's hard to drop money on something I only would have worn once or twice.

    Good luck with the wrestling! I'm going through it now-- I'll be a cheerleader! :)

  2. I feel the same way about spending money on something that won't get worn again for a long time, if ever. I like the outfit and accessories you wore though!

  3. I totally relate to the clothing and extra pounds dilemma. Your choices look great.

  4. I am with you about sewing your own. It is much more fun to shop for fabric and patterns that clothes.


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