I sent a text to my BlogHer roommate yesterday to tell her I was having a minor panic attack browsing for dresses. I rarely wear dresses or skirts in my everyday life but I feel like a party deserves a cocktail dress, don’t you?
I’m not sure why I was panicking. That’s a lie, I do. It’s because I want to look cute and put together and I’m still trying to figure out how to dress myself at 37 years old. I simply don’t know what looks good on me. I’m curvy, I’ve got an ample bosom, and my arms are in need of some serious toning. I don’t want to look like a hooch or a grandma!
I actually bought the blue dress and necklaces but promptly returned them the following day. The ruffles on the sleeves just didn’t work for me! How cute is that chevron dress and especially that belt? It’s all from Anthropologie but their sizes run too small for me. I really like the cap sleeve on the cheetah print dress but I’m a real life size 12 and I don’t want to look like some beasty animal. How do you feel about animal prints?
I adored the red dress but only if it was in black and I don’t know if I love the wide shoulder straps. The striped sweater paired with those raspberry colored pants are perfect for walking the Expo Hall and attending conference sessions. Love, love, love. I might go back and get it! Alas, I spy another animal print but if I don’t want to look like a cheetah, I certainly don’t want to look like a zebra!
Sparkly heels for Sparklecorn? I don’t know if I’m jumping onto the “let’s wear tutus, feather boas, and sequins to Sparklecorn” train but maybe a little bling might be fun. I’d probably only ever wear them once. Flats on the other hand are my BFF. I bought a very expensive pair of flats last year and they are the most uncomfortable $195 shoes I’ve ever worn! I’m loving the zipper detail – and the price (under $40) – and I love the turquoise toes on the black and white pair.
I did buy these two dresses yesterday. The stripped one (from White House Black Market) was an impulse buy after I had spent the previous hour trying on dresses at another store. I really like it but I think it might be a tad too short on me. The one-shoulder number is adorable (Maggy London from Nordstrom) – but I think cuter on the model than me. It seems a little dressy. Maybe more appropriate for a wedding (or my 20th year high school reunion next summer!). I do like the silver strappy heel rather than a black one, don’t you?
I snapped these last night and threw them up on Instrgram for advice. Is that first dress too short? The animal print dress in the middle is from my closet and has never been worn. And the black skirt is actually a dress that has a black and gray chevron patterned top – also from my closet that has never been worn. What do you think about those wedge sandals with any three of those dresses?
I like the idea of shopping from my closet for this year’s BlogHer but I need to freshen my wardrobe up a little bit – and those raspberry pants are calling my name!
Going to BlogHer’12? What’s your wardrobe plan?