Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trying my luck

And, yes, just in case you are wondering, the infamous chili cheese dog WITH onions was in my dream again last night. Maybe, it's the crazy pain meds they gave me, but seriously, it has become the bane of my existence. It's my mission to be able to eat one by Sunday. Enough about greasy, fattening yumminess in a cardboard paper box.

I've voluntarily put myself on a shopping ban. There are only 4 things on my list that I do not have. They are: a pair of black Ray Ban wayfarers if you have a pair just laying around that you'd like to donate to me, my email is the top left corner:), a pair of Sperry top siders, a grey cardigan, and a white cardigan. Those are the only things I don't have that I want need!.

However, I really wanted a new Easter dress. I'm trying to be a good little Belle and get out of debt and pay things off. Buying a new expensive dress just isn't in the cards right now by choice. But, Easter is a special time for me. A time that no other can ever replace. Easter weekend is when I was officially confirmed as a Catholic in the church. That day holds something that is most near and dear to my heart. I definitely wanted something nice to wear to church to celebrate that! I tried on this Tahari dress at Macy's awhile back and fell in love. It's not that expensive. Regular price is $138. I was looking for Easter dresses on Ebay, and I came across the Tahari dress that I tried on, in January, from Macy's brand new with tags. And, I purchased it for a mere $54 including shipping. Please keep your fingers crossed. I hope it works out!!!

It definitely needs altering. I've got a body like Kimmy K and JLo. All my dresses need to be taken in at the waist and bust.
Here is an upclose pic of the fabric. It's an ivory and gold jacquard dress. You can def see here the alterations that are needed. Please excuse the straps hanging out of the dress. Way to keep it classy, huh? Tehe.   I love the collar. It makes a statement, and I feel like this dress is very Jackie O. What do y'all think??

20 comments:

LydiaAndPugs said...

LOVE LOVE the dress, beautiful fabric and very tasteful! :)

Calling_Rhonda said...

Girl, I love that dress!

The Dishy Decorator said...

Love it! Perfect Easter dress and could be worn to so many other occasions. Hope you feel better soon!

Jennifer said...

Yay! I love that dress! That is going to look so perfect for Easter! I'm glad to hear you scored on ebay!

Lipstick said...

Beautiful dress! Excellent choice.

Design Apprentice said...

My Dear, you look absolutely stunning! There is something wonderful about a new Easter dress, and for your special reason I think this is the perfect item! Smart shopping, lady!

Paige said...

LOVE IT!

I am trying to be better about shopping too-- but for some reason all the dresses this spring are just beautiful!! So-- my intentions to save money have been a complete fail.

I just found your blog & I love love love your about me! I live in the south too & love everything about it! Can't wait to read more!

Hope everything works out with the dress!

alanna said...

so pretty!! i think it'll look great once you get the alterations done - what a FIND!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

That dress is really beautiful! Looks great on you, too!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a gorgeous dress! It looks so good with your hair. Love it and I know what you mean, I bought a Lilly dress, nwt on ebay, for Easter as well for 75% of it's original cost. Don't you just love that!

Aly said...

Ohhhhhh beautiful, I thought that was vintage at first glance!!!! So Jackie O - can't wait to see photos from Easter with the dress and some giant sunglasses :)

Jackie said...

The dress is gorgeous, def has a Jackie O feel to it. : )

Elle said...

Love the dress, very classy, and I always think it's okay once in a while when you are on a budget to make a smart purchase for a special occassion... it's because they are special occassions so they don't happen all the time, and you won't be breaking the bank in buying a new easter dress...

And I love that you Cherish easter so much, I can't think of anything in the world that delights the savior more than people cherishing him and cherishing his sacrifice... it's beautiful!

Kappa Prep said...

Love the dress! You and I have the same figure- things are ALWAYS too big in the bust and waist on me too!

SogniSorrisi said...

Very pretty! I have the same problem with needing to take things in at the waist.

Day Old News said...

I think a new Easter dress is definitely called for. And for sure get the Ray Bans! You won't regret it, I LIVE in them.

Beth McC. said...

Love the Dress! I just found your blog and its precious! Consider me a follower!!

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

Such a cute dress! I've been looking for a new dress for graduation but haven't found one I just love yet.

Amy said...

Love that dress! The collar is beautiful! Perfect for Easter. I'm also on a shopping hiatus, it stinks!!

Little Lady Katy said...

LOL! You're so funny! Easter is when I was confirmed as a Catholic, too. So I completely support your reasoning for purchasing the (BEAUTIFUL)dress... Sounds EXACTLY like me :)

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