My goal dress.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
I've never been a dress girl - not because I dislike them, but because I've always felt awkward and exposed in them. Having struggled with my weight since childhood I've spent most of my life trying to hide what I've considered to be my imperfections, and in my mind dresses have always highlighted those things. I've always wanted to wear things like sundresses and really feel cute and feminine, but I've just hid away in jeans and dark colored shirts. I think the last time I wore a skirt was ten years ago at church, and even then it came down to my ankles. lol
Anywho, about two months ago I was at Macy's with my mother and she was looking for a dress to wear to a work party, so I decided to just browse as well. A dress caught my eye and I really really really liked it. I thought it was so fun and cute and I lamented the fact that I couldn't wear it, both because I knew I would be too insecure to at my current weight and because it didn't come in a size over 16 anyway. I'm a size 22. I thought that it'd make an awesome goal dress but it was $80 and that was just too steep for me. It stayed in my mind though and I would sometimes check the store to see if it was still there and cheaper. Well, today I was at Macy's for bedding and just figured to look and it was there on the clearance rack! It went from $80 down to $16! I cant tell you how excited I was that my patience was rewarded. lol. I of course got it and am determined to wear it next year. I'm making a conscious effort to embrace my femininity as I lose weight and am looking forward to reaching my goal!
Sorry for being long-winded. I will add some pics of the dress I found on the store's site below. =)