July 26, 2010

Dress Revamp

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.


Kristen said...

I LOVE the new dress. Great color!

Plant Girl said...

Thanks! I love it too. And hopefully it's something I'll be able to keep in my closet for future use.

I'm just a little nervous about how my feet are going to handle 4" heels right now. ;)

Erika said...

What a fabulous new dress and those shoes are heavenly!!!

Flying Monkeys said...

Very nice! Much better than the first one.

Sami said...

Love the dress! As for the shoes those are great, but 4" heels? This is coming from the girl who wore sandals for her wedding :) You are a brave soul!

JWZ1978 said...

AH! Love the shoes! Send them my way when you're done ;)

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

Very cute! You're going to look amazing, as always. The shoes are adorable! WTG on getting such a bargain, too.

Oh, and one of these days I'll get that black dress back to you (maybe borrow this one for next year's event???)

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