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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Dress (and other) Shopping Woes...

I officially received one of my first holiday gifts in the mail yesterday. My grandparents always send me money for Christmas and birthdays, and I told D that if I didn't get a Kindle for Christmas this year (hint, hint) I was going to save up my Christmas money and buy one for myself. I know, look at me!

Well, I got a card from my grandparents yesterday and now I'm in a very intense internal debate with myself. Do I go ahead and buy the Kindle (which I know I'm not getting, by the way) or do I wait on the Kindle and buy a dress to wear on New Years Eve to the formal wedding we're attending?

I'm leaning towards the dress at this point because I'm thinking I'll just buy the Kindle after Christmas, but I'm having lots and lots of trouble finding a dress that fits my criteria.

It has to:

A. Cost less than $150.

B. Be sparkly or fancy (don't worry, I got the go-ahead from the bride on this one).

C. Be impressive.

D. Be available in my size (or preferably in store, so I can try it on).

E. Look good great on me.

So I'm sure you can see where I'm running into problems. I've found plenty of to-die-for dresses online that I assume will look great on me, are sparkly, impressive and less than $150, but not available in my size, or they come in my size but cost $275. I just can't justify spending that kind of money, ya know?

Here are a few that I'm considering so you can get an idea of what I'm looking for, and then hopefully you can all look and find me one that will be perfect! (Hey, why do I have a blog if not to enlist my readers to do my dirty work?!)

I want to point out that these dresses are not in order of favorites, so let me know which ones you like and which you don't. I'm also interested if you think any are more New Year's Eve-ish than others (obviously the sparkly one is). Hubs will be wearing his blues, but that doesn't stop me from wearing a black dress! Also, if you have other suggestions, by all means, let me know!


  1. I like number 3 and 4 because they are a bit different. Number 4 is my fave because I like how the bottom half looks like flowers. Good luck with your search!!

  2. I like three and four as well! Could you wear a longer gown? That way you could double up and wear it to the wedding and your next formal!

  3. obviously Im voting to go with a fab new dress. :) Sparkle, fanciness and greatness are required!! YAY! Good luck finding one!

  4. OOOO I really like #3! Have you made a decision yet?? The dress I got is super shorty. I ordered it online and then realized that it is probably going to look more like a shirt than a dress.


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