dress shopping madness March 31, 2011
I am so done. And by done I just mean tired.
I left my bookbag at school (an hour and a half away) Wednesday night, and I’m too shocked to even get upset about it. I have to drag so much crap back and forth that I suppose it was bound to happen sometime. Still, how does one forget a bag that weighs forty pounds? I didn’t even realize it until this morning when I was on my way to Sarasota.
I did my own bonus challenge- the one where I said to go buy a new top or dress or something – only it got out of hand in a hurry. I bought two dresses at Walmart (they were only 14 dollars a piece) and seven dresses from Target. I repeat I bought seven dresses from Target. Holy shit. The target dresses ranged in price from 20 to 25 dollars. I had no idea that Target is now carrying my m-effin’ dress size. Since when did Target start carrying sizes for the huskier lass? I love that place, but their clothes stopped fitting me once I got over a size twelve all those years back when. I report that my dress size at Target is XXL (which is the largest size they had).
I’ve never worn many dresses for various reasons. In the years since I gained weight I could never find any that fit me right, which is why I went on a frocking spending spree and purchased so many at one time. Stuff was fitting me left and right, and it ALL LOOKED CUTE. For reasons that I don’t quite understand, most of the clothing in plus sized stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid does not fit me in a flattering way. The shoulders are always very boxy looking, and the cut of the clothing is somewhat loose and shapeless on me. I gave up on dresses because of that. But the Target dresses are all super adorable, and I have already worn two of them to school and was showered with complements. I am officially addicted to dress wearing, and highly recommend it.
I think what kicked off the whole desire to wear dresses was my cousin’s wedding. I wore the first dress pictured in my “Sultry Sexpot Challenge” to the wedding, and I just loved it. (Pockets on a dress make my heart flutter with joy) So then I wore the dress to school the next week, and after that decided that I needed to stock up on disgustingly adorable dresses. Mission accomplished.
When I start dropping dress sizes I will simply take the dresses to a tailor and have them refitted. The two from Walmart are just little summery dresses, and aren’t anything special, so I’ll probably just give them away. I really love the other ones though. Maybe I’ll try to take some pics of me wearing them tomorrow. I am pretty bad at taking decent pictures of me though.