Saturday, April 6, 2013

the dilemmas of dress shopping

So I need a dress for graduation. I guess I don't *need* a new dress, but I really wanted to get a new one.  I didn't want to get a dress that I couldn't really wear again. I already have a couple of dresses  that really can only be worn to weddings, so I didn't want another one of those.  So I was on the search for a nice, but not too nice, dress.  I also wanted something that wasn't too trendy.  Like I said I wanted to be able to wear it again.  And, because I don't like to have the same things as other people, that was a concern.

Another issue is that even though I have a wedding the weekend after graduation, it's for a school friend.  So I'll be with the same people.  So I can't wear the same dress- duh!

I usually have pretty good luck at TJMaxx and Marshall's.  So that was where I wanted to look there.  The first one I looked in had nothing too exciting.  There was one, a yellow lace one, that I liked.  But it was a little body conscience and I knew it wouldn't be too comfortable to sit in all day, let alone eat a nice dinner.  However, I did keep thinking about it and how I would accessorize it.  So I figured I could go back and if the dress was still there I was meant to have it.

Then today I went to a different TJMaxx.  I found a super cute day clutch and hairspray that I really like was   a really great price.  So far the universe was being nice. So, I grabbed a bunch of dresses and headed to the fitting rooms.  One of the dresses-OMG!  It was perfect.  And I guess I should have figured that, because the neckline was one that is super flattering on me.  Ya know, like fake wrappy and ruched. 

And the best part was the color.  Remember when I said I wanted something that wasn't too trendy.  Well, this is emerald.  Emerald=Pantone's color of 2013!  And I look really good in green (beep, beep - tootin' my own horn). Although, I think the dress is more jewel emerald and less Pantone emerald.  I feel that Pantone emerald has some blue in it.  But whatever!

Pictures to come after graduation!

1 comment:

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Sounds so pretty!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

I never have the patience to clothes shop at TJ Maxx. I try, but I am too easily distracted by cheap housewares.