I’m about to be that girl who doesn’t want to talk…but still wants your help anyway.
Because, quite honestly, today, I don’t have much time to talk (not if my guests for the big dinner party on Friday night are going to actually get any of the dinner that’s kind of implied in the event title, anyway).
And I haven’t been wearing anything you would want to see anyway, since my uniform for the last week has consisted of sweaty workout clothes and sweaty, paint-smeared project clothes.
But I would still love it if you’d stick around and help me because I have a very serious, important, and momentous decision to make.
I bet you already have an idea of what it is too!
THE party dress!
If you’ve ever had trouble deciding what to wear to an event that’s important to you, imagine (or remember) trying to nail “the dress” while you’re in a most inconvenient stage of pregnancy—not big enough to need a full-on tent but too big for all the cute, little summer dresses out there that require you to have a waistline (the nerve).
Now, compound that with the fact that you’re a miser like I am and don’t want to spend a lot (otherwise, that perfect Kate Spade frock I spotted online last week would already be on my doorstep), and you’ve got yourself a real pickle.
Which is where you come in.
I’ve been scouring the local Goodwills, Ross’s, Marshall’s, and clearance racks in general, and, while I haven’t found the one that makes me go, “YES!” (don’t think that’s happening again until well after the twins are born anyway), I did manage to dig up some options that I like well enough to say, “Yeah, that could work.”
Here they are, in no particular order.
Note: I’ll need a full slip since this one’s a bit transparent
Note: Ditto this one, which might require Spanx too (do they make those for pregnant people?), since the material is thin and a bit clingy,
Note: the bodice on this one’s too big, so I’ll have to do a few nip/tucks.
Note: this one’s still on its way, so I have no idea how it will fit.
I would also absolutely love to wear a necklace very similar to this one from J. Crew (though not actually that one because—hoo-ah!—it’s $150!!!):
…which looks like this when worn:
(mine won’t be as big)
But any other suggestions for accessories (particularly shoes) or hairstyles or last minute places I can find the perfect cheap dress for a preggo girl who still wants to feel attractive at a fun, summer party…I would LOVE to hear them!
I’m including a poll for easy voting, but you know I will love you (even more) for-evah and evah if you explain your choice in the comments.
And now I’m off to vacuum something (it’s pretty much a take-your-pick kind of deal).
Which one is THE dress?
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