Monday, May 23, 2011

The Dress

I found out a few weeks ago that I get to buy a dress. A fancy one. Oh, and I have to wear it. In public. Oh dear. That means I actually have to fit into it.

As soon as the hubs told me about this event I grabbed the computer (quite possibly out of his hands) and immediately sent off an email to two of my most stylish and girlie girl friends (hi Ann, hi Cricket!). I mean, I love playing Cinderella as much as the next girl, but seriously, I haven't been this dressed up since my sororoity formals in college.

I started stalking store websites and asking my husband "Do you like this one?" "How 'bout this one?" "Oooh, look. This one's pretty, right?" He was over it in about 2.7 minutes. Then I started counting out the weeks. I believe it was about 25 weeks (at the time and I can't remember the date of the event now to recount). I figured I'd have no problem looking hawt by then. I won't be at my goal weight, but I'll be well past the half way point of my weight lifting program and I know I'll have quite defined muscles by then ~ even though it's in October, I'm so baring my shoulders!

So, I've started a collection of dresses here on my computer as my motivation for now. Every time I don't feel like going to the gym, I pull up my file and scroll through them. I barely make it through the whole file before I'm grabbing my water bottle & ipod and heading out the door. Funny how that works, huh?

Oh, and our 10 year anniversary is about 18 months away and we're talking about probably going on a cruise. This dress will also be going with me (assuming it's not too BIG by then!).

Y'all can be sure that when it actually comes time for me to buy the dress, I'll be here begging for your help. I doubt the hubs will go with me on that shopping trip, so I'll have to grab a girl friend to take with me.

You can be sure on that day, I'll take lots of pictures from the dressing room and send them here to you guys. I'll need input all day long. You guys would do that for me, right?

Because you love me. And I need love you. P.S. The black one below is hubs' favorite. Mine? I'm not sure I have a favorite yet. You?

**all photos are from Nordstrom website**


  1. May you fit into all of them. What a fun problem to have.

  2. Post the ones you like on the fridge for motivation!

  3. That's a great idea! Our printer is dead, but maybe I can make an 8x10 collage of them all and have Costco print it out for me. Maybe I'll print a second one and glue it to the clipboard I take to the weight room! LOL!!

  4. My favorites are the first and last ones. I haven't forgotten about you, I will let you know if I run across anything stunning.

  5. I like the first one and the two black v necks in the middle! Where are you going?

  6. I have to buy a dress for my husband's 30th High School Reunion in July.

    I'm stressed!!