Kel (ladyjoust) wrote,

A friend is having a prom-themed 40th birthday party this weekend. I'm sort of excited about dressing up, since I do so rarely, but I have NOTHING remotely prom-ish in my closet. A few truly wonderful people offered to loan me fancy duds, but I'm a total klutz and would be terribly worried about spills and stains. Also? I'm awkwardly shaped. Stupid body.

Anyway, I made the trek to the Goodwill on Rte. 17 in Paramus, NJ. My backup plan was to hit the nearby fancy dress shop, whose name I can never recall, but that turned out to be unnecessary. The Goodwill yielded some decent stuff. Were I fifteen five pounds lighter and considerably more toned, two delicious dresses would have gone home with me. Oh, the slink! The shine! One was totally backless and would have required the application of double sided tape. The other was dark and shimmery with deep blue highlights and a cut that gave me a rockin' hourglass shape... or would have, were I to fit into it properly.

I did snag two dresses, though: one dark blue and flowy, the other EVER so lavender and sparkly. As they were only fifteen dollars a pop, I bought both. Now I need to figure out shoes (boots, probably), and what to do with my currently awful hair, and what the heck to do with makeup (this pains me no end; y'all have no idea).

Didn't get a shot of the blue dress, but remembered to take this one while I was still in the fitting room. I like the lavender dress because 1. it laces up the back, making for adjustable fit and 2. the slight swell of the skirt hides the slight swell of my j-zone. Oh, and it's the appliques that are sparkly. If I can't have full and foofy, sparkly will do.


Any advice on how to eliminate the creases without dry cleaning are most welcome!

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