Sunday, November 13, 2005

That Special Dress

I found it.

Yesterday, into Dillards, I found the dress.

Long. Flowing. Black lace. Black beadwork. Gorgeous plum satin. It looks like a beautiful gown from the Regency Era, except for the modern spaghetti straps.

I was so excited after buying it (oops! I spent twice what I had budgeted for this dress!), I drove over to my Mom's to show it to her, giddy as a high school girl buying her first prom dress!

In my defense, I haven't boought a dress like that since...before I was married. I was due! And I actually have at least three occasions to wear it - my husband's Christmas party, my company Christmas party, New Year's Eve, and, AND, if I get to go to RWA Conference this year, I have a dress for the awards ceremony. Did I justify that extra money or what? ;-)

Hubby took my daughter shopping today and I was at home by myself. So what did I do? I put on the dress. I couldn't take it anymore! I had to wear it again. I slipped it over my head and twirled around, looking in the mirror, pretending I was not a princess, but a Regency lady on her way to the ball.

Sure, I bemoaned the fact yesterday that I couldn't wear a little strapless black dress that went up to here, because, let's face it, I don't have the body I once did. But that didn't matter a single bit when I put my dress on and it fit. I felt sexy. I felt gorgeous.

I'll take pictures, of course, because since I'm a smart shopper and found this on a clearance rack (although when I saw it I probably would have paid full price for it anyway I loved it so much!), I can't find it on Dillard's website.

This is where I'm completely a girl. I love to get dressed up. I love beautiful dresses and doing my hair and make-up and buying jewerly. I love how I feel. And I also love how my husband looks at me. :-)


  1. You should take a picture of it and post it! :) Don't you just love the feeling of finding the perfect dress?

  2. Yes, take Michelle's advice and take a picture of yourself in it to give us a preview!!!

  3. The dress sounds absolutely beautiful. I must chime in with the other girls and say that I'd love to see a picture of you in it. :)

  4. I'll be sure and take pictures on Saturday! :-)

  5. Yay on finding that dress!!!! Can hardly wait to see the pic :-)

    I'm girly like that too. LOVE pretty things and getting all dolled up.

  6. The dress sounds awesome! I love finding that perfect dress. And plum is one of my favorite colors. Very rich and elegant. You'll have to post a pix so we can all see it!

  7. Sounds lovely Melissa!! I bypassed dresses when I was shopping, knowing I had no occassion to wear them!! But I do have one in reserve!

  8. Yep, I'm waiting for a picture, so I can see what dressing up is SUPPOSED to look like.

    I hate shopping, because I hardly ever find the exact thing I was looking for. And on the rare occasions when I do, it doesn't look like I wanted it to.

    But I'm happy for you that yours does!


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