Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dress NSV

I had a great NSV yesterday and Karin (a.k.a. Lap Band Gal) said I need to post about it.

My friend Alexandra (the one who I went to visit in the hospital after her gastric bypass - she's doing great, by the way) knew I was getting frustrated with dress shopping and she invited me over to "shop" in her vast closet. She has zillions of clothes in all different sizes because she used to work in an upscale department store. I went over there and she started pulling out all of these incredible dresses that I never would have even looked at. One of them was a black, sleeveless, slinky size 14 Ralph Lauren dress. I put it on and she zipped me up and said, "Wow, you do have a shape! Look at those curves!" I couldn't quite believe it was me in the mirror.

Size 14. Designer dress. ME.

When I protested about my arms, she also pulled out a lacy jacket thing to go over it. I am totally psyched to wear the dress on formal night.

Alexandria also gave me a very pretty purple 3/4 length sleeve dress to borrow, as well as a pretty black purse. In addition, Stephanie is sending me another dress that I can't wait to try on. So between the cruise and Chicago, I think I'm set for dresses.

Alexandra made me swear that I wouldn't wear my plastic shoes (Crocs) with the fancy dress. Next up? Shoe shopping with my mom next weekend.

I'm very bad at fashion/shopping. Thank heavens I have friends with good taste. :-)

12 comments:

Lap Band Gal said...

YAY!!!!! Awesome NSV!!! :)

Ronnie said...

Can't wait to see it!

Stephanie said...

Awesome NSV! I had to wait for 3 hours on a furniture delivery so i didn't get to the post office. It will go out on Monday!!! Congrats on the NSV!

Andrea said...

That's so awesome!!

banded bella said...

Way to go....

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Good for you, Steph!

Cece said...

Very exciting and the price is right ;) Post some scoop on your cruise - I love to vacation and will vacation vicariously thru other people ! Where are 'we' going? :)

Amanda said...

Can't wait to see pictures! THEN to see you in person in Chi-town. You'll look fab!

Cat said...

Oooh pictures please! Cannot wait to see the slinky dress. What cruise are you going on and when?? :)

Vanessa said...

AWESOME!!!! PICTURES PLEASE!

Bec said...

Sounds wonderful

Meli said...

aww what a tease!! no pic??