Before I write about my disastrous party dress buying, I want you to go over to the hilarious and lovely Kitschy Coos blog and read about her nightmare craft fayre on Saturday; while we had a monsoon in Coventry, they had a hurricane in Edinburgh.
So yeah, party outfit buying and how to turn it into a disaster. My friend is getting married on Saturday. I have known about this for months now, I've had time to plan and I did start planning; a few months ago I went through my wardrobe of 4 dresses, tried them all on, decided that two were too big (woohoo!) and the other two were about 10 years old so I decided I needed something new. Then the planning ended until half term.
For some mad idea, I decided to go dress shopping while in town with Jack and Lou. Jack is ace to go clothes shopping with because unlike his Dad, I could be wearing a bin-bag and Jack would tell me that I look beautiful so always a morale-booster. Lucy feels her purpose in the changing room is to waiting until Mummy is half naked then open the curtain, surreptitiously so that I don't realise straight away. After 10minutes, I abandoned dress buying, after all I had plenty of time.
Fast forward to last week, I had a wander into Monsoon with my Mum and Lou after she had reminded me that there wasn't long until the wedding and what was I wearing. I tried a dress on, I loved it. Well I would have done if it wasn't a maxi dress and it was a just below the knee jobby so I went for a cuppa to discuss how mad it would be to spend £70 on a dress to then chop it up and make it how I liked it.
I pondered this over the weekend and went back to town yesterday to buy something. I wasn't going to leave until I had bought something so I tried another 5 dresses on, decided that I didn't like any of them and went back to the maxi dress that I would customise, only they didn't have it in my size now so I went home, decided on ordering online.
Now, I know you are all thinking I'm insane; order a dress on Monday, get it delivered Wednesday then chop it and sew it and be ready for Friday. Well its all OK because the website only had a size 12 so I had to give that idea up and sulked for the rest of the night.
Today I realised that time is not on my side now so I gave myself an hour this morning to buy a dress. I bought it in 15mins. Result. Its basically what I wanted to make the maxi dress into so that's good. Only now I am looking for teal shoes and my town doesn't have any so I might have to settle for red.