Friday, November 14, 2008

Dress Shopping

Dress shopping should be fun, right? That's what I typically think. It should be fun to go out and look for something dressy for a nice evening. However, this is not the case for me at the present moment.

Recently I've been tapped on going to the International Work Boat Show in New Orleans this year. We go every year, but this year is my turn and I'm really looking forward to it. One, because I always enjoy meeting new people, Two, because it's not on my dime, and Three, because I like to travel and this time while I'm there I'll get to stay in the historic French Quarter. So if I'm excited about getting to go, why am I whining . . . It's because of the dress.

This week we were invited to a party that is being hosted by the daughter of a client that we do a lot of business with, not to mention that her brother is friends with one of our brokers as well. So it's pretty much expected for us to be there. They live right down in the Quarter, I'm told in one of those mansions that we always picture from that area. It's not a formal party, but I almost wish that it was because at least then I could justify spending the money on a descent modest dress. Modest nice/casual dresses for the type of party, that are actually in my size, are very difficult to find and can get pricey. They're either to short, the neckline is to low, or they're sleeveless (I'm not sure if that's considered in modest, but I don't have nice upper arms so I'd rather not show them anyway).

All I really need is a "simple" black dress that I can class up with some jewelry, that way I can at least have a shot at wearing it again, but even that is proving to be a challenge at this point. If I'm able to figure out the rest of my Genotype lab, for Bio, I'll be able to go shopping on Saturday and hopefully find something.

Incidentally this is the same issue I ran into last year while I was shopping for my HS reunion, and I'm sure I'm not alone when I say this, but the longer that it takes to find something, the more I discouraging it is and I want to stop. It's always when you're "not looking" that the perfect dress falls into your lap. Not to mention that, with a few exceptions, there's really only one dress that a girl wants to buy anyway. Everything else is just superfluous. Anyway, that's my dilemma. I'll let you all know how it goes. Sigh, it's a good thing I'm done with Christmas shopping and have a few extra bucks to spare.

1 comment:

Jersey Mama said...

I have totally been where you are! Ack, dress shopping! You should check out Ross or TJ Maxx for a bargain. Also look at I know they carry simple black dresses (with sleeves!) and should have several sizes to choose from. Good luck!


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