I am, as they say, at that age where everyone I know is getting married. I've been to about two weddings a year for the last four or five years, including my own. My routine for getting dressed for a wedding in the past was simple: go shopping, get frustrated at the selection, buy whatever is plain and the least awful, wear it to wedding, donate to Goodwill. Currently, I own one dress and it's my wedding dress, which I hear is not cool to wear to another person's wedding, so I'm S.O.L. for the three weddings coming up.
I did make an effort earlier this month to find one outfit that I could wear to several events. I spent a few weeks looking around and finally ordered one online from eShakti. It was then delivered incorrectly by DHL, remained in limbo for a couple days until my mailman found it, then I tried it on and it was the wrong dress. The dress I ordered is "temporarily out of stock" now, so I guess they just sent me another one in the same color hoping it would be okay. So, I sent it back the same day. USPS fo' life by the way.
Now I'm back to square one. Actually, I'm back to square "negative 40 some dollars" until my return goes through. However, this hasn't kept me from combing 12-15 different stores for something to wear. I've pretty much given up on finding a dress that is the right length, because apparently dresses are made for people who are 5' 5", thus leaving me with 5" too many.
My new quest is, or should be, simple. Pants (possibly of the skinny variety) with a short dress and high top converse. I insist on comfort and I insist on still feeling and looking like myself. Pants mean I don't have to waste energy on remembering to keep my knees together, thereby ensuring more comfort and fun. There's a reason I don't own any dresses I suppose. A short dress will look snazzy, trust me. Also ensuring comfort and style are my converse. I wore converse at my wedding, and I'm wearing them to yours.
Let us pray that the Shopping Gods are on my side, for tomorrow I lead another attack.