So, I need a dress for my brother's wedding in a few months. I was going to slum it in something old and crappy from my closet that I got on eBay 5 years ago but since I have to walk Audrey down the aisle (and therefore have 100 pictures taken of me from every angle) I figure I need to make some effort here. This is a low-key and more informal wedding - no real wedding party, no bridesmaid dresses, etc. - so I'm not getting any direction from the bride and groom. Normally this would be a fun excuse for shopping - and it is - but the more I'm looking the more I'm finding that 99% of the dresses out there are a) ugly b) over-priced and c) barely mid-thigh. Am I wrong? I just feel like I need something at least close to knee-length for a wedding. I've already tried the cheap TJ Maxx route and found nothing in between I'm-50-and-going-to-church and I'm-17-and-wear-shirts-for-dresses. Now I've moved on to Nordstrom and Bloomingdales but am finding the likes of this:
How much of a hot mess is that? Was she attacked by a bear while pitching her teepee? I mean, really. My mom* wants to wear this Kate Spade dress, but it's sold out so she is not happy:
*And yes, my mom oftens looks way more stylish than I do at these events but I'm over it.
What I really need is a couple of hours (yes HOURS hub, in case you're reading this) of time at the mall to search. Not 10 minutes while you buy Audrey a pretzel and text me every 2 minutes asking "are you done yet? she's freaking out." **Newsflash: not helpful.** These days I go to the mall so infrequently (read: never) that I actually have to Google directions in order to get there. Lame. And yes, I am the last person on earth that doesn't have GPS on either my phone or in my car. I'm one of those old-timers that likes to stand my ground on these fancy-schmancy technological advances. And I like getting lost in the ghetto and driving around in circles for hours. Actually, I can't afford that nice of a phone or a Garmin. And let's be honest, the hubs likes the fact that I can't find the mall.
So, the dress search continues - stay tuned!