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. :-)