I need your help. I'm going to a wedding this weekend and since Sean's response to, "Which one do you like?" is often, "I like all of them...which one is YOUR favorite?" followed by, "You should wear whichever one is most comfortable..." you can see why I need help. I thought I'd enlist a few, (as many of you who will give me the time of day!) friends to help me choose. It'll be like we're all college roommates helping each other get dressed for a formal. I didn't go to many of those since I wasn't in a sorority mind you. My dress-up days were few. But if you know me at all you know I love dressing up...hence my putting multiple dresses on and taking pictures of myself as some Tuesday night fun.
Are you ready? Here goes. Sorry the pictures are so dark. I don't have time to edit them this morning!
Dress #1-love this dress but it's dark gray. I like cheery dresses for weddings but the neck of this one is pretty cheery so it's a contender.
To even the playing field I intentionally left my hair in my post-shower 'do. read: I forgot I still had the towel on but it's actually helpful to you so that hair isn't part of the decision. Good Lord we'd need a separate post for that! I'd wear either black or silver strappy heels with this one.
Dress#2. Love the bright color but maybe too bright?
I'd wear gold strappy shoes with this one. Basically I'm wearing strappy shoes no matter which dress I wear. I don't get to do strappy often enough :)
Dress#3. I wore this last June to a wedding when Joy was about six weeks old. Mom took it in for me so that I can wear it in my not-immediate-postpartum state. I was still nursing and also weighed about 20 pounds more than I do now. She did a great job fixing it-I hated to get rid of it and now I don't have to.
Notice I have two pictures of each one. You're welcome.
Dress#4. My Easter dress that I really like but may not be the most flattering choice. At least that's what Emmy told me. I think she's right. I lied I only have one picture of this one.
The last one is not an option for the wedding but I had to show you since you're here and all. I got this a few days ago. Same bright color as the other one, (was it #2?) but way different.
The best part of this one:
BAM! After telling Sean how cheap it was over and over he said, "Clearly you're the most excited about that one Mary. You should wear it to the wedding."
First of all, I'd feel obligated to tell everyone I see how much I paid for it because it is such a huge bargain-shopper victory. A wedding may not be the best/most polite place to proclaim my victory.
Second, it has long sleeves. Does he know me at all? Unless I'm going somewhere where the thermostat is at a confirmed 60 degree hold, I'm not wearing long sleeves after March.
ME: "I sweat, honey. Potentially a lot since there may be a walk to the church or reception...or dancing or just movement in general. Worse, I might sweat, sit somewhere cool then sweat again and start to stink." HIM: "Man that's romantic. But you're totally right."
Marriage sure is glamorous.
So there are a few choices for you. Help a sister out please!!