10.31.2007

Thumbs up, thumbs down?

Help me justify something.

I bought a dress and it's beautiful. It was 1/2 price and calling out my name. But it better fit, that's all I've got to say.

I have 3 weddings this winter, and that's how *I* justify the purchase. Last year I was a bit bigger. I hadn't lost all my pregnancy weight, but this year I'm back to my size (I still don't feel back to "me" yet, but my goal, by the first wedding, is to feel like a hot mama again ;))

The first wedding is my sister-in-law, Michelle's, brother's wedding (Andy). Missy, who is in my sidebar. She is marrying Andy. I'm going to have this really cool extended family now. (Not that I already didn't call him/her/them family, but now I guess it will be even more official!) Missy is the best!

Anyhow, so I have their wedding to attend (my niece is the flower girl!), then I am shooting a wedding the first weekend in December (in which I'm also invited to as a guest) and in which my very good friend, Johanna, will be attending (it's her brother-in-law's wedding) and she and I both decided we have to look hot, so we'll look hot together. (Tee hee) And then I am shooting another wedding the first weekend of January. It's a huge wedding, 8 attendants each, Neil and I will know probably a 1/3 of the people there and and it's an all black and white wedding (isn't that cool?!) So my dress isn't black and white, but it's still pretty subdued, and sometimes it's fun to stand out a little bit when I have my camera in my hand ;)

So this is what I bought. And all I keep telling myself is, I got a great deal on it. And I'll wear it a lot. And I'm never going to be pregnant again, so I will (hopefully) be able to wear it for many more fall and winters to come. I'm right, right?? Right??

Tell me it's hot. Tell me I'll look hot and that it will be worth it. It's gonna fit, it's gonna fit, it's gonna fit.
But isn't it pretty? (Jo, I hope you don't have your dress yet. We have to coordinate, ya know?)

P.S. I'm not telling the price.

22 comments:

Erin said...

You are going to look HOT!!! It's so pretty. Where did you buy it (and why don't you know if it's going to fit)? And you already are a hot mama!!

oh amanda said...

LOVE IT! KEEP IT!

Jennifer said...

Hey Val my honest opinion, and you know I always give it. this dress screams your fav. store...so no secret where it comes from...so with that said, It screams Val.... ~~BUT however I think 'HOT' as being super sexy...I would say this a very "CLASSY" lookin dress...so there ya have it....:) what are friends for right?

Cerella said...

That dress is SAWEET! Keep it!!!

Jennifer said...

well I didn't know you already bought the dress...i read it wrong......see your emails anywho:)

it's me, Val said...

I ordered it online, so I don't know for certain if it's going to fit, but I think it will since it is one of my favorite stores and I know my size with them pretty well, so we shall see. Hoping!

Jenn, strapless isn't hot/sexy?! And the dress is velvet. Just that is kinda hot to me. I never wear velvet! :)

jo! I need your opinion (and chel!) since you guys will be at two of the weddings!

Jennifer said...

Yes strapless is sexy/hot but it's just looks very classy to me than hot/sexy.

it's me, Val said...

But the point is, I rarely ever dress up, so when you see me dressed up, I look hot whether I am classy or whatever. . . . I just must look goo-oood :) And I think I'll look good in it? (Neil will say I look hot . . . maybe our definition of 'hot' is wayyy off? lol Or maybe I just can't look hot?)

it's me, Val said...

As much skin as I will be showing, Neil will like it ;) I reread Erin's post and I have to tell you all, according to her, Val is already hot! ;) :) (Thanks, Erin . . . you rock sista!)

Aimee said...

Hi Val, you don't know me, but I check you blog because...well, I think its awesome and I think you take the most amazing pictures!!! I first linked to your blog off, Michelle's. My boyfriend, Jeff, is Michelle and Andy's cousin. I think the dress is amazingly hot and I hope you wear it to the wedding!!!!

Jo said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!! It's TO DIE for!!! I still don't have my dress yet! YIKES!!!!

Christy said...

I don't know what you look like, but I'll bet you'll be hot, because that dress is gorgeous!

mama2dibs said...

I think the dress is gorgeous. I'm going to assume that even at 1/2 price it was pretty pricey. It is a pretty dress though. I guess my best money advice (even though you didn't ask for it) is just remember this purchase the next time you go to buy something else.

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Chel said...

Oh, my gosh, it's stunning!

Missy said...

I love it!! :) (So you have Bride #1's approval!!) Oh and by the way... OUR, OUR niece is the flower girl.. not your.. our! :) It is beautiful.. and techinally...... isn't it a tax deduction since you will be wearing it at your business? (I know my mom uses clothes as deductions for her Home Interiors business). Just an added bonus!!

But none-the-less.. love it! :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

Very cool! I can't picture it in a velvet. I see a pretty silky feel to it. I can't wait to see it (and maybe try it on haha) next month.

Where did you get it at?

Jennifer said...

so what your saying is Neil might get allot of touch with this dress...HHEHEH. Love ya girl. You look Hot in what ever you wear! Can't wait for the pictures.

MP said...

I have never seen a dress like that. It is SO unique and you can do so much with it. I think that would be a classic dress that you can wear over and over.. Sandals in the summer...a shall in the winter...beautiful.

it's me, Val said...

I got a thumbs up last night from my mil! :)

lil ole' me..... said...

Val, I love the dress! I bet it looks even better on!
Looks kinda like something from a certain "A" store that I love! Not sure though....
Anyway, you'll have to post pictures when you wear up!
You have my complete approval! (I'm sure you were just on pins and needles waiting for it!) :)

jen said...

(gasps) oh Val its BEAUTIFUL
and hey it was 1/2 price and youre going to 3 weddings
I wanna a photo of you in it sometime