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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dress Shopping

This is my first submission to :

Bear with me because I can take a while to get to the point :0 But I promise that this point is relevant :)

I want to be honest here, because frankly, I know no other way. I hate hate hate though when my last blog post seems dark and whiny LIKE MY LAST ONE. I then let it sit there for seemingly forver. so time to clear it up :)

Remember this lovely lady that we just talked about?
She graduated from college last weekend.
And THIS weekend she is getting married! Our parelell lives have been very seperate lately. Although she mesans the world to me, all I need to do is show up. With my family. Dressed. All 7 of us. Normally my family feels totally manageable but sometimes.......

So, we need haircuts and clothes and, to act like we have some sense :)...My twelve year old is a little annoyed because we have been to a few funerals and weddings lately and we go to church every week. Why do we need to get haircuts and buy clothes. He may have a point :)MAYBE but how do I stop him from "dancing" at the reception. These are his moves. He preserved them forever on MY camera.

I live in a small town off the beaten path. We have just had few store closure. There is no where for me to get a dress! I also am hard to fit. I wear an 18. Doesnt sound like a big deal does it? Somehow, it can be.

I have been looking online and found a few things. I would start to order and they would suddenly not have my size or be on backorder. I kept going for loud designs and then wondering if they were moo-moos :)

My daughter and I somehow snuck out alone for a few hours this week. We were wnadering a thrift store and they had all their prom dresses out. I spotted an orange dress from Davids Bridal, tags still on. It was a size 16. I tried to force it on. There are no dressing rooms mind you. My daughter was scared. I then spotted a szie 18. A nice classic fitting, tank dress in light coral silk. hmmm $6.00 and a cleaning later here is my dress for this weekend :) Feels handpicked just for me. I did take a picture to show you, but somehow a size 18 dress on a hanger taken with a crappy camera, doesnt look that great in retrospect. Your mind will do a better job, trust me. I'll try to get some pictures of it this weekend ON. If I have trouble findig my size, how is it that I found it a small thrift store? In a color that I like but much mellower than I may have chosen on my own. Sounds like someone is looking out for me doesn't it.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Kathy, nice to meet you & I loved your story. And yes, it does sound like HE was looking out for you in finding you the perfect dress at the thriftstore. Love that! Thanks for joining this week.

christy said...

Kathy-- I love when this happens! I found a skirt from J.Jill that I'd loved but wasn't going to pay 85 dollars for at our thrift shop in my size with tags. I didn't NEED it, but it was a little reminder that He is sovereign and caring for us even in the details. Please take a picture when you are wearing it and ready for the wedding. (Easier said than done, huh??? Speaking as a mom who has forgotten to take pictures on birthdays and important holidays. sigh)

Angela (from Coupon Makeover) said...

I know how it can be about finding "our" sizes in a thrift store:) I finally lucked up and got some pieces, I think I'll try and post them next week...great score on $6! Post some pics too.

The Momma said...

Consider yourself lucky! I NEVER find any clothes at thrift stores! It must be Michigan, there's seriously-N.O.T.H.I.N.G- I get jealous when people score, because it wont ever happen to me, nope nada.:)
Have fun this weekend! We'll be making the 20 hr trek to Disney! :)

B said...

You just know when certain things are meant to be. said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for finding my blog. I now follow you.
I dont ever find much at our thrift stores either, but the idea is to go back weekly and just have a small list of what items your in need of, once in a while they jump out.
Have you tried Avenue online, good prices by the way and they will send you coupons. Everything fits really well.
Lovely family
Blessings to you

Design it Chic said...

Davids Bridal on a thrift store? WOW you're lucky! Waiting for pictures tough when you're gonna go to that wedding!
Came here form SITS to spread some joy!
Happy Wednesday!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

Yes someone is definitely looking out for you. Looking forward to seeing the pictures. My 3 year old saw the picture of your 12 year old..his words.."Me like him"

MoodyMommy said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!