Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ARGH! Dress Shopping!

I thought that I would enjoy the
dress shopping process.
My normal uniform is jeans and nice tops
If we go out I dress up by wearing
better pants and higher heals.

As a Mother of the Groom in October
I don't think pants are going to work
I know that,
and I was looking forward to getting dressed up
for a change.

But I still don't know HOW dressy to get
for a casual outdoor wedding.
In the woods and trees kind of outdoor,
not a manicured lawn or garden.

Long dress or knee length dress?
I just found out he Mother of the Bride
is going with the short style.
So I will try to do that.

But I am overweight and the
mirrors are making me very unhappy!
And again I say

(Yes, I added "Menopause" as a subject label because my weight has nothing to do with eating junk and forgetting to exercise!)

OK, Next Day....Just did a full hour of yoga and high - low aerobics...take that, unsightly flab!!


  1. When my stepdau. got married i went nuts re my dress. it was a formal wedding, i'm far from being formal. i would sugg. a short dress as well as talk with the other mother to get on the same page.

  2. Oh, I remember shopping for a MOB dress...or rather dresses. I had two daughters get married less than a year apart...August 20 of one year and August 4 of the next. I bought I think 3 dresses for each. And never was happy with them. Now, personally, if I were you and being that the wedding is outside, I think I'd find a dressy, flowy pair of pants and a nice top. I think pants would be more than appropriate for what you're shopping for. Really. No kidding. I think that would be great.

  3. Right above the knee or knee length semi casual cocktail dress, and heels that aren't going to sink into the ground! That really is terrible to get stuck in that....from experience..hahaha!
    Flowy pants would be really cute, but in the heat they may be too much.

  4. Thanx Rose, Weezer and Diva, I truly appreciate the help and encouragement. So probably a knee length with a low cuban heel or kitten heel sandal would work I am thinking.

  5. I would go for something in a tea length and a little bohemian (since the wedding is in a natural setting) -- but then again, I am a little boho when it comes to style anyway.
    Here's some ideas of what I am thinking of:



    By the way, I'm a new follower :)

  6. My thoughts are to be comfortable and confident, whatever you decide.

    Come by my blog. I've left you something there.

  7. I am following from Friday Follow Over 40.

    Great blog!!! Hope you stop by and see me soon. Terry

    My Journey With Candida

  8. Thanx for the great ideas Ladies!

  9. I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  10. Shop until you find something that feels comfy. There are so many great styles out there, you're bound to find something that is appealing to you. Bring a bff with you because sometimes those dressing room mirrors are mean spirited and tell you lies.

  11. What is it with those mirrors?! I can think of so much that I would rather do than try on clothes these days. You will find the perfect dress for you. I'm sure of it. Best Wishes, Candace


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