The blue dress was a disaster.
The color -- much darker than the pictures portrayed.
The fabric -- much heavier than I anticipated.
The fit -- just wrong, very wrong.
The skirt -- had POCKETS!! Who puts pockets on a formal dress?? (and this gal certainly doesn't need any more attention drawn to these hips)
It got returned and I went on a mission to find another dress. Thankfully I waited until the last possible weekend (we leave on Thursday for Washington) to attempt the mall. I say thankfully because I ended up stumbling onto a fantastic deal.
Say hello to the new dress:
The best part was that I got it on sale for almost 60% off of the original price. I ended up buying this dress, a pair of shorts for C and two tanks for KT and spent $3 more than the price of the first dress.
And I decided to pair it with these shoes. Heaven forbid my feet swell horribly, I have a pair of black patent flip flops as a back up.
Now I just need to find the motivation to start packing for the trip.