I went on a mission today to buy a dress to wear for my brother's wedding.
Currently I have 2 pairs of pants...one that my mom handed down to me. I have a few shirts that are newish because my chest is slightly larger than usual because of my prednisone. That's the only side effect that has turned out in my favour. So anyway, it goes without saying that I need some new duds that are worthy of leaving the house.
First I did some research to find out what the heck is out there. I made this post on Etsy and received some very good places to start. I don't know what I like anymore and I don't know what looks good on me because my body shape is very different from before.
Here are a few of my try ons. I finally started to take photos to occupy myself while I waited a mind numbingly long time for somebody to notice I was a customer and was trying to buy things.
The last store actually paid attention to my pleas for a dressing room and other sizes. They even took this photo while simultaneously telling me I look good in this "dress".
I had forgotten the sophisticated and cunning gaming rules of clothes shopping. They compliment you and "oooh" and "awww" about how good you look, then BAM! You come out with things that make you look like and overgrown 12 year old in a nighty.
In the end my heart crumbled and I fell hard core for this one, now it is mine! It was a challenge considering I had to literally tackle employees of two different Gap stores to find the right size and take my money.
Next time I'll bring a snare trap to catch the roaming employees.