I hope you’re having a great day! It’s been a Tuesday full of meetings, and some entertaining moments already, let me tell ya.
First things first! Last night night I received the package containing my gown for a wedding I’m in this February, from the dress shop. OH boy. I’m a bridesmaid, and this wedding is for one of my oldest and dearest friends, Christina. You may remember me attending her bridal shower back in October. (I have known Christina literally since kindergarten, and have fond memories of her chomping a carrot in my kitchen during a Christmas party. That’s when I knew we’d be best friends for life.)
Well, you guys…… if you follow me on Twitter, you already read my first reaction to the dress.
Let’s just say it didn’t fit.
I’ll put it into perspective for you: The dress is a size 10. I’m 5ft tall and…. not even close to a size 10 (normally). This dress is BEAUTIFUL and purple and just really quite lovely when fitting correctly, however the dress dropped at my doorstep was way too long, extra large on top, and a little too snug around my lower back.
And by too snug, I mean it wouldn’t zip.
ANYWAYS. I foresee a tailor in my future.
Last night – before facing purple disappointment – I also made a big decision! I’m looking into finally buying a car when I get back to D.C. <– BIG TIME. For a gal who spends 95 percent of her time on public transportation in the nation’s capital and considers her purse equivalent to her second apartment, this is kind of major. It wasn’t until being back home in Vegas and driving around the city that I remember how much I actually miss driving! I find it kind of relaxing, silly as that sounds, and it’s nice to accomplish errands in half the time it takes to use mass transit (least in D.C.).
I had a car back in college, and let my dad keep it while I was living in Manhattan for grad school, driving it very sparingly when visiting him at my family’s apartment outside the city (for new readers, my family is from New York, although my parents and I moved to Las Vegas when I was young). I ultimately left my car with my dad permanently after moving to D.C. because I didn’t think I’d need it.
I think other D.C. residents would agree that car really is NOT necessary if you’re living in the city, but it’s really helpful once you want to do things in the surrounding areas….. And also because the subway (the D.C. metro) stinks on weekends. Plus, I’m sort of over being unable to stop by a nearby Target or grocery store after work without dedicating at least 3 hours of my day, simply because my office is in the middle of nowhere. Priorities, people.
Deciding if I’m attending the BLEND blogger retreat in May………… I really, really, want to! Are YOU going?
In the mean time, if you need me, I’ll be reviewing my finances with a mug of tea and pretending I know the pros and cons of one car model versus another.
Any suggestions for dealing with this dress issue? I’m worried the tailor is going to laugh at me about fixing it in time for the wedding in three weeks…