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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Little Black Dress...

Well, I did it!!! I can't thank all of you enough for your support on my last minute, mad dash to the mall to find an outfit to wear on Friday evening's cocktail party. My husband thanks you too! HE LOVED IT!!!

As I was racing through the mall from store to store among the mass of holiday shoppers, trying on tons of clothes (which I despise...the lighting is horrible, mirrors angled three ways are an awful thing to do to anyone and the sales people tell you lies to get a sale) and feeling defeated, I would hear my phone alert me of a new email. Those emails were all of your comments with support and advice and it gave me the strength (along with my Coke Zero) to keep going and find something that was not only very pretty but super comfy!!

I ended up finding a dress in Lord & Taylor that was made out of that comfy, bouncy yet silky material (my fashion knowledge is obviously lacking). It was black (score! black looks good on everyone!), they had my size and it was on sale. It wasn't just on sale...it was on sale, marked down again and then another 40% off of that price. I ended up getting a dress that was originally $158.00 for $40.00 (I rounded...there was some change but it was minimal). YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!

This dress even made me happy in the fitting room with white tube socks on! (A girl has to wear sneakers when she is on a mission like I was!)

So, I headed home and got myself ready and this is what I ended up looking like as I headed out for an evening filled with friends, a lot of fun & a husband who complimented me all night long...


Notice the comfy elastic waist
A BIG smile because I found something
I not only loved for the cocktail party
but can wear again & again
Now, if only I could take you all with me the next time I head out shopping for myself! Thanks again, everyone!

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17 Comments:

At December 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

You look GORGEOUS! I love every. single. Thing. about your outfit.you definitely scored big time..and then it was on sale? HUGELY on sale? You hit that right outta the ballpark!

BEAUTIFUL!

 
At December 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Kristen said...

You look completely awesome! When I'm a SAHM - will I be as skinny as you are? say YES!! please?

Love the dress. Seriously. Kristen

 
At December 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

CUTE! Great job! Nothing like a cute dress to boost the ego. Enjoy it!

 
At December 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Maren said...

Awwww... you look so pretty in that dress! You are very beautiful, I hope you know that.

 
At December 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristen, you would look great in a garbage bag!! I must admit the dress,with you in it looked great! The thing to remember is that you really are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. You really make a mom proud! Love you, mom

 
At December 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

Love Love LOVE the dress! What a find! Hope you had a great time too!

 
At December 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

You look amazing! What a wonderful dress! The hose are perfect!

 
At December 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Gorgeous! You can tell how confident you are in it! So glad you found something that you were comfortable in, looks great!

 
At December 19, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Infertile Mormon Mommy said...

SCORE! You look great! :)

 
At December 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

You look absolutely A-MAZ-ING! Way to go. :)

 
At December 19, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

What a beautiful dress - love how happy you look in it. Everyone should own a dress that makes them feel good and that looks nice to wear out. (Which means, at some point, I should get my butt to the store and shop, but I hate to try on clothes too, so... I'll wait until I have a really good reason...)

 
At December 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Gia said...

Great dress! You sound like you shop just like I do - no solid grasp on fashion, looking for something cheap and black and comfy. I have a little black dress I bought from penny's for 12 bucks years ago and its pretty much my favorite thing ever.

 
At December 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

Love it! And the boots are fierce! yeah - I said that. you look great!

 
At December 20, 2011 at 12:51 AM , Blogger Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wow! That was a total score! I'm so impressed!!! And I also love your fashion tights. :)

 
At December 20, 2011 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Erin said...

You look fabulous! Definitely rocked that dress. :-)

 
At December 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Kim said...

You look awesome!! The whole outfit looks great, top to bottom! I love, love , love the boots with that dress! Well done!

 
At December 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous Karen said...

Hot Mama! You look awesome!

 

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