Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Hot pink sundress...
Sorry about the delay in posting this...
Last Saturday, I replayed the dress event from my previous post, so I could finally get a picture... Unfortunately I just held it up in front of me again, and didn't actually try it on. Here's a selfie - Mom thinks it would be perfect for me to wear. She thinks it would look good with a white tee shirt underneath! I really like its length.
Unfortunately, by my rough measurements, it's a size 20, and I need a 22 or 24 depending on the cut. I hope to be able to try it on soon. That will tell me whether I have an actual goal for some weight loss, or in the worst situation "it's a hopeless case."
If it were to actually fit me, and I were to wear it out and about, the hot pink color simply begs attention... And, whether from men or women, that may take some getting used to! It's hard to remember that this dress is most likely 30 years old...an extremely adventurous color for Mom to have worn "back in the day," that's for sure!
OK....finally...yesterday (Monday), I took the plunge and tried the dress on, right there at the nursing home, by barricading myself in her bathroom (never know when a nurse will drop in to her room), simply pulling it on over my clothes.
Though the label has long since faded to illegibility, the dress really feels like a size 20 on me...snug. Even with its elasticated waistline (luckily in its proper place - too low for an empire waist), simply removing my clothes from underneath, would not be enough. So while losing weight is a noble goal, I fear that this dress may require enough of a weight loss so as to become a long-term project.
But Mom wanted to share in the fun...she insisted that I open the bathroom door to show her...and was excited to see that it fit even as well as it did. "Once you lose a few pounds, it will look really pretty on you. Even your boobies look good - I never realized you've been hiding those under your shirts. One thing you should do, though, is to get fitted for a bra. It will give you a prettier bustline, and a better shape." (Yes, she's right about my boobies! The dress made them really noticeable.) I walked over to my purse to get my camera, but apparently I didn't turn it off the other day, so the battery had gone dead.
I would have liked to stay "dressed" a while longer, but there was too much risk of a nurse coming into her room (it happens frequently). So, I went back into the bathroom to return to my normal outfit, sans picture. :-(
The dress is staying right where it is - I can get it from her if/when I'm ready to start wearing it. Meanwhile, she can still wear it occasionally...and unfortunately, it's the only one she has that "might" fit me...
Tuesday on the way home from Mom's, I noticed a secondhand shop was open, but going out of business. So I stopped in... Everything was 1/2 off, so I picked up some inexpensive necklaces and bracelets ($1.25 and $2.00) each. Pierced earrings were really inexpensive, between twenty-five cents and a dollar...times like that make me wish I could wear them. My purchases (I definitely wasn't a big spender) can all live with Mom's costume jewelry, in my file cabinet, for safekeeping.
The clerk was attentive to my presentation - and asked my name. When I told her my given name, (you may recall that it's used by females now), I became her instant girlfriend. And she suggested that maybe I could use some new dresses to go with my new jewelry. I told her I may come back to look at them...and I will, on the weekend. But I don't think they have a changing room, so even at a price of $3 or $4, I'm not sure I'll take the chance of buying without trying on...