Looking Good, Feeling Great - Finally found my little black dress!




flashfacts
05-19-2013, 09:09 PM
So, wearing dresses is a pretty new thing for me. In grad school, pretty clothes were the last thing on my mind, but now I've been slowing adding them to my wardrobe, especially as I've gone through the last 10 lbs. I've found a couple flowy, flowery dresses that I love, and a casual maxi dress, but that "little black dress" has been harder to find. Especially since I wanted it to be kinda sexy ;)

But shopping yesterday, I finally found it and I just had to share. The pictures below are pretty good, but I don't really think capture how awesome the dress was. It kinda broke my brain. I've gotten some of my work clothes at this White House, Black Market store over the last year and the sales women who was helping me knew that I had lost a lot of weight, so she very kindly freaked out a bit with me (which just made find it even better). The dress was expensive, but I got it anyway :dizzy:

Hehe, I've been seeing this guy for about a month (lol, I even posted here asking for advise about paying on a first date), and now I hope we go somewhere fancy at some point so I'll have a reason to wear it.


IanG
05-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Wow!

flashfacts
05-19-2013, 09:27 PM
IanG, thanks, that actually means a lot :)


elvislover324
05-19-2013, 09:33 PM
You look gorgeous!!! I would have bought it too! You'll definitely have another date after wearing that! Congrats on your amazing weightloss, what an inspiration!!!

penmage
05-19-2013, 10:10 PM
Gorgeous dress! You look wonderful.

bethFromDayton
05-19-2013, 10:54 PM
Wow! You look amazing.

KindaSortaAthlete
05-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Work it girl!! :)

flashfacts
05-20-2013, 08:42 AM
Wow, I've got to rush off to work, but just wanted to say thanks guys. It means so much to me that I have somewhere I can share things like this :hug:

Daki
05-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Dang, girl! You look amazing! Great dress too =)

AwShucks
05-20-2013, 09:49 PM
You look great! And, you're so tiny! Just curious. What size is that dress?

NorthernChick13
05-20-2013, 10:05 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

flashfacts
05-21-2013, 12:31 AM
Thanks everyone :o

You look great! And, you're so tiny! Just curious. What size is that dress?

AwShucks, that's a size 2 dress :dizzy: White House, Black Market's stuff runs a bit big I think, but I'm generally wearing a size 4 dress, or a 2 in some brands.

luckymommy
05-21-2013, 12:33 AM
That looks absolutely stunning on you! I think you better be careful cuz you're going to cause some car accidents when you walk down the street! ;)

Campana
05-21-2013, 12:46 AM
You look amazing!!!! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

dstalksalot
05-21-2013, 09:46 AM
I love WHBM- and you look amazing.

betsy2013
05-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Oh my. That is to die for. You look great!

elvislover324
05-21-2013, 09:51 AM
AwShucks, that's a size 2 dress :dizzy: White House, Black Market's stuff runs a bit big I think, but I'm generally wearing a size 4 dress, or a 2 in some brands.

You are so inspiring, I can't even grasp what it would be like to be in single digits nevermind low, low, low singles! And to think you started at 250 (based on your ticker) is just mind boggling to me to think I might be able to do it too. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and details with us. :) You have given me so much to think about and now I'm off to that store's website to dream!

PreciousMissy
05-21-2013, 11:14 AM
You look fantastic! And what a beautiful dress! You have great taste.

hhm6
05-21-2013, 05:15 PM
OMG you're a stunner!! That is the perfect dress!!

newleaf123
05-21-2013, 05:34 PM
Awesome dress; you look great!!

pucedaisy
05-22-2013, 02:31 PM
wow, that dress is smokin' on you!! you deserve it!

thinkfit
05-22-2013, 02:53 PM
That dress looks AMAZING on you!!

We're the same height, do you mind if I ask your measurements? Totally ok if you don't feel like sharing.

flashfacts
05-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Wow guys, thanks so much :o

Sorry that I haven't responded in a day, but I'm getting ready for vacation and haven't been able to check back.

Elvislover, wow thanks, that really means a lot coming from you. I always love reading your post, and they've helped me more than a few times when things were hard. Honestly, I'm still learning how to grasp it and sometimes I forget. I actually moved last year when I was maintaining around 155, so pretty much everyone I see on a regular basis has only known me being small, so even if they know I lost weight, it isn't really real to them. So it can be strange sometimes, bit I'm getting used to it.

Thinkfit thank you and no, I don't mind at all.

Bust: 32D/C (lol depends on the bra); before 40D
Natural waist: 25.5; before- 40
Belly: 32-33; before- 50
Hip (widest part): 35.5; before-52
Thigh: 21; before-33

ChickieBoom
05-22-2013, 04:41 PM
Wow...Flash! That dress is amazing and you look hot in it! This is just what I needed to see to keep from slacking. I've started to feel good about my weight loss and that sense of urgency is gone but seeing you in those pictures is a great motivator so thank you and CONGRATS!

Roo2
05-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Very pretty !and soo flattering ! Love the dress!

Mozzy
05-22-2013, 10:13 PM
You look fabulous