Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dressing Up

I am not a fashion aficionado, nor am I slave to fashion, but I do like dressing up every once in a while. That's why I made it one of my goals this year to dress up at least once a week. So far though, I have not been following through with that, for a number of reasons:

1. It's winter and it's cold and I just feel like bundling up in cozy sweaters (sadly, I still wear one of my maternity ones, though it obviously does not fit).

2. My wardrobe could use some sprucing up. Too many casual tees and hoodies and not many dressier clothes.

3. Heck, as a mom of an active toddler, some weeks I still don't manage to shower more than twice, so just getting changed out of my p.j.'s seems like an accomplishment. (sorry, if that's a little T.M.I. or gross to some people)

Suffice it to say, goal number 7 on my 2011 goals list needs some work. I meant to add in fine print: even if it means getting (my nicer clothes) dirty within the first hour. With a messy eater on our hands, the laundry piles up quite quickly.

Anyways, as a fun way to motivate myself to dress up every week - and while I gradually update my wardrobe - I thought I'd post potential outfits (from browsing online) and then commit to taking a photo of myself in the outfit that I actually wore on my "dress-up day".

This week, though, I'm going to start off with a future occasion that really requires some dressing up... my sister's wedding. Seriously, I have spent more time trying to find the perfect dress for her wedding than I did on finding my own wedding dress, and I only have to wear this for part of the day (she is having an Indian and Chinese combined wedding ceremony, as her fiance is Indian). But what better excuse to buy a new dress?

Since my sister is not having any official bridesmaids, I have the freedom to choose my own dress. So I am looking for a comfortable but pretty dress that I can and will want to wear again.

I've finally narrowed it down to these three (for now).

This gorgeous Audrey Hepburn style dress. Very chic and something I would certainly wear again, but my sister's Indian sari is red, so I would have to get this in a different colour.

This ballerina skirt paired with a pretty tank (still to be sourced), which I love because then I could dress Whitney up in a matching one.

Or this dress...
which is probably my favourite option, except that it is strapless and I have never worn a strapless dress before. So I am somewhat hesitant. My experiences with strapless bras have not been great and I can just imagine having to constantly "adjust" myself.

But the wedding is not until June, so there's still time to find the perfect dress. If anyone has sources or recommendations for pretty bridesmaid-like dresses, please do feel free to share.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that first dress - very swish!

    I am so the same as you - wearing daggy clothes and barely having time to shower. Once I have lost enough weight I am going to go on a clothes shopping spree. Should be good!