Monday, June 20, 2011

Retail Therapy

I went "wedding shopping" today and came home empty handed. I was feeling kind of down about life in general and still not having a date. I thought going shopping (even if it was just a fact finding mission) would cheer me up. I invited my mom to go see what we could find at the mall.

First, I found this cute little dress. However, they did not have it in my size and it was on sale so it's doubtful I'd be able to get my size. I thought, "Hmmm...I could handle this as a reception dress." So, I tried it on to see if it would fit.

Cute right? Cuter if it fit a little better.
Here's a close-up of the top:

This is the detail below the hem:

Maybe a little too low key for the reception, but it would have been good for the rehearsal dinner or something. Anyway, it didn't fit quite right. I sadly left it behind.

I soldiered on with my mom looking for anything she could wear, the maids could wear or I could wear. I looked in all the department stores, Victoria's Secret and Hot Topic. I was thinking if I found a corset/bustier I could wear it as the top of the reception dress with the tulle skirt from the thrift store wedding dress. It would be pretty and already fit. Apparently, there's slim pickings in my size. I found a beautiful option at VS, but the smallest size it came in was a C and I haven't been a C cup since I weaned Riley.

At JcPenny's they had one option, you heard me uno. It was kind of pretty, but again a size too big. It looked like this:

Nothing spectacular, but pretty. It was too big, which is a real self esteem killer. If your trying to shop as a means of cheering yourself up don't try on underwear that's to big, it has the opposite effect.

In hindsight neither were exactly what I was looking for. It's just a bummer when I'm already sad and I get a reminder that world isn't built for little people. Onward and upward, mom and I are hitting the racks at a boutique tomorrow to see about a dress for her and investigate bridesmaid options.


  1. Hang in there, Katie, it will all come together in its own time.

  2. Thanks for the encouragment I'm impaitent by nature, but I've waited almost 5yrs to get ball rolling on wedding so I get super cranky when things don't seem to be progressing.


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