Thursday, September 13, 2012

No Writing Until I Find A Cocktail Dress

I’ve been sidetracked lately.  I haven’t written, blogged, visited the blogs I follow – nothing.  Why?  Because I have nothing to wear!  My friend is getting married in 9 days.  And I have nothing to wear.  Yes, I have clothes in my closet but those that I would have chosen to wear no longer fit as well as they did last year.  Actually, I have two dresses that might still fit but they are also black.  Black happens to be my comfort color so approximately 90% of my wardrobe is black.  My girlfriends tell me I shouldn’t wear black for the wedding; that I should instead find something to wear that has color.

I’ve been trying, but that’s not working out either. I’ve gone to a few stores and everything I find that might possibly fit is either hideous or so outside of my non-existent budget that I want to scream.   The other problem is that when I do come across something that may fit and possibly not burn a hole in my wallet, it turns out to be too slinky or inappropriate and built for someone who is a foot taller and has breasts.
I’m desperate! At this point, I need not one, but three Fairy Godmothers to show up and make me a fabulous dress. But I don’t want just any Fairy Godmother. 

I hope that Flora, Fauna and Merryweather show up and make me a dress – so long as it isn’t pink.  I’m sure Sleeping Beauty won’t mind since after all, she’ll be sleeping. 

She’s really lazy and after the divorce she moved back in with the Godmothers.  Between you and me, I think the Prince got everything in the divorce settlement.

But in this modern age of technology, waiting for the proper planetary alignment so I can send the Godmother’s a magical message won’t do.  I don’t know their Facebook page or email address but thankfully, I found them on Twitter:  @3badassfairies.  I’m going to hit them up on Twitter now.


  1. Black, a color of power and mystery, would be perfect, particularly if you sprinkle it with a little red for love and passion. Then again, I'm a witchy woman, and I tend to look at the world from a different angle.

    I'm getting married by the river, without shoes, and most certainly wearing red and black, perhaps a little purple and a bit of pink--no white thought (no mourning or plainness on that day).

    My goodness, I'm so opinionated lol.

    I hope you find a dress that first, makes you happy, and second, pleases the bride.

    Now, get to writing!

    P.S. Are you going to NY Comic Con? You can wear black ;-)

    1. I completely agree with you. Besides my friends practically shaking me senseless in order to convince me to wear bright colors *shiver*, I looked up guest attire etiquette. Guest can wear black but only if it's an evening wedding. For daytime weddings, black or even navy blue should be avoided. I forget the exact wording but basically it would be dressing for the wrong time e.g.: not wearing a sequined dress because that would be more suitable for a nighttime affair. As it turns out, my friend is getting married during the day so I will do my best to follow the rules of etiquette. I just want to be respectful. It's a conventional wedding, they're an older couple and long time friends.

      I love your plan of getting married near a body of water and not wearing shoes!!

      Not sure if I'm going to Comic Con yet. I know I'm running out of time to get tickets.

    2. What are the colors of the wedding?

    3. To be honest, I don't remember. I think there's ivory or champagne and red or dark rose. Not sure. And with this being the last few days of preparation for the wedding, I don't dare bother them to ask.

      Right now, so long as I find something that fits, drapes properly over my form and is affordable, I will be happy.

      For your wedding, I will happily wear black, have red ribbons woven through my hair and go without shoes. Yay! (Did you notice that I just invited myself to your wedding?)

  2. LOL! You are so funny! Carmen I do hope you find a dress you love! I don't think there is anything wrong with wearing black. You could dress it up with different colored shoes and other accessories? Something to think about ;o)

    1. Actually, I have a black dress that is cut with the new style that is out now where it's shorter in the front and longer in the back. The hem is a white ruffle. So I looked at this dress and I thought to myself "I can't wear it because it's black and it's a daytime wedding and shouldn't wear black." Then I looked at the hem and thought "and it has white and I shouldn't wear white, even though I know the bride isn't wearing white." Then I screamed in frustration.

      Still looking for a dress.

  3. Hope you ended up finding a good dress to wear! I agree - it's so hard, isn't it? At least once you have it, it should be good for a few occasions, so that should be nice.

  4. I did find a nice blue dress. Now, I'm ready for the next party!

  5. Hee! I'm glad you found a dress you like! :)

  6. Not only did I like it, I wore it well! The unfortunate part is that cameras hate me so I'm not photogenic, but the dress looked good.