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Dress shopping

Friday, July 05, 2013

I have almost exclusively athletic-type dresses (the kind Title Nine and Athleta carry) because I think regular pretty things look majorly mis-matched with my body. But I need something genuinely nice to wear to dinner on the cruise, so I left my self-judgment and ego at home and went to Marshalls.

It was actually not horrible. I came home with two green and two black dresses. This wasn't intentional, and I did try some in other colors. There was one coral Cynthia Rowley dress, in particular, that I loved, but they only had it in a 6.

Which was too big.

I gotta say, it's not a horrible problem to have (though I am thinking of checking at another Marshalls or TJMaxx to see if they have more!)

As for the "wins," they don't make me look like a drag queen, and that's pretty much what I was going for. Success!
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SONSHINESUE518 7/13/2013 8:49PM

   
I'm so glad that you changed your mind and opened up your world to the idea that "regular" dresses can look good on you. Enjoy!

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DEBADEAU 7/8/2013 8:23PM

    I love dresses!!! emoticon

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LETHA_ 7/6/2013 11:57AM

    Too funny. I've often felt like I was in drag when I tried to wear dresses, heels, and make-up. Glad to know you had a great dress buying experience.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 7/5/2013 10:43PM

    LOL...I also like the "don't look like a drag queen" part. I bet you look beautiful in them!! Have fun!


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UNSWEETMAMA 7/5/2013 10:27PM

    They don't make me look like a drag queen... emoticon
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SPUNKYDUCKY 7/5/2013 9:09PM

    Sounds like you found some nice dresses! I assume this means we will be seeing pictures of them at some point?

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/5/2013 8:14PM

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DS9KIE 7/5/2013 6:43PM

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ROCKLAND2010 7/5/2013 5:59PM

    WooHoo! Score!

Share some pictures.

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NATPLUMMER 7/5/2013 4:28PM

    Not looking like a drag queen is a total win!!

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JR0124 7/5/2013 4:16PM

    Well where are the pictures?

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ADARKARA 7/5/2013 4:15PM

    woo hoo! I am all into buying skirts and dresses now. But I know what you mean about the drag queen thing...I always feel that way about shoes! (size 9 1/2 wide here)

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KNYAGENYA 7/5/2013 3:18PM

    That's great!

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/5/2013 3:14PM

    Wow now want to see photos of you in them..

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_VALEO_ 7/5/2013 3:13PM

    You could have asked me one of my dresses, and you would have ended up with two for the same price! I'm a size 12! emoticon
Good job on not freaking out in the dressing room and on finding 2 nice dresses below 6! emoticon

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AWOLF24 7/5/2013 2:42PM

    YEA!!! I bet they look great! I bet you didn't like them because you were trying the wrong sizes! emoticon Now that you know what to look for, I bet you'll be able to find more!

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