Saturday, May 16, 2009

The search for the perfect dress...

is not going so well. I went to JC Penney's--it was raining and close--and there was nothing. I asked the lady working if they had a bigger selection, and she took me down to Junior's.

She showed me the prom dresses and then chose three that she "thought" would be perfect for me. Oh, and the saleslady was so excited because it was buy one prom dress get the other for half off. I could hardly contain my excitement.

I do not wear flowers.
I do not wear yellow.
I do not wear teenage prom dresses.

The old me would have tried them on to appease her.

I told her that while they were beautiful, I thought that they were a little young for me. She seemed shock. I am 36, not 16!

So I am back to square 1.

All my old dresses don't fit.

I've got a week and a half to find a great dress at a great price. Wish me luck!


jlc said...

Ouuuu I so wish I could be there for you to be your own personal shopper! I LOVE finding dresses for people!

I wish you a ton of luck... but yeah, this time around with all the Prom Dresses can be quite frustrating.

Allison said...

I don't know if the Dillards here will have it, but that's a good place to try for a grown up formal gown.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Try Nordstom online. They always have really great dresses and some of them are pretty cheap!

Amy said...

I'm usually just a lurker but I had a suggestion so.. hi! :) I'm in the Hood area too.

I suggest Ross and Dillard's. I was at Ross a couple of weeks ago and saw a lot of people looking at formal and semi-formal gowns and dresses. Dillard's usually has them, for adults even. ;)

Heck.. you could always check out Goodwill, too, and the thrift store on post. I know you don't have all the time in the world to go shopping, but I just wanted to throw that out there!

Photina said...

Good luck! Finding the Perfect Dress is always the hardest thing for me too.