shrunk? shrank? shrunken?

I never thought I'd wish for the dress code for a party to be "tacky Christmas sweater," but I'm there. I'm longing for the days of the red sweatshirt that I appliqued a Christmas tree onto - complete with glittery puff paint and jingle bells. I sounded like a cat, but I loved that sweatshirt.

We are going to some fancy dinner tomorrow night with our neighbors - the Colonel and his wife - and I..... well, I guess all of my nice dresses have shrunk. Shrank? Shrunken? Whatever. (Regardless, they must have all gotten smaller, because surely it has nothing to do with the fact that I haven't been to the gym in a month and have eaten my way through the semester!)

I'm going to have to get my "fancy" on. (Unrelated - I love that line in that Reba MacIntyre song.... something like, "I mighta been born just plain white trash, but Fancy was my name.")

Fortunately, I bought the Nordstrom Rack groupon not too long ago and was able to find a decent dress and was out of there for about $7. Sweet!

Sidenote - can I wear the same dress to a wedding in January if it is off-white? What are the rules regarding that?

Okay - never mind. I told Larry to call Colonel and get a few details and we aren't going anymore. Which is fine - I still got a dress for $7. I guess I should still know the rules for wearing off-white to a winter wedding so that I know if I am breaking them or not when I show up in it.


Andie said...

I love reading your posts. They are so funny. And, by the way, I can relate to your "jingle bell" shirt. I had one, too! About the wedding attire, it is not acceptable to wear anything white/off-white or in resemblance to the bride. They say to avoid it and try to wear a color of the bridesmaids dresses or a non-traditional color such as red. For the winter, I would stick to a brown, navy blue, or any other color besides white that you will feel comfortable in. I'm sure you'll look fantastic! Good luck to you!

Knitrageous said...

Oh gee...I think I still have that sweatshirt...if I can only find it!

Dye the dress some color and wear it anyway! You'd only be out a couple more dollars.

sarahsmile3 said...

I know you should not wear a white dress...but off white?
Well, the bride,in the wedding you are talking about, is wearing an off white dress. Also, she has a kabillion sisters who may be all "ooooh, I can't believe that girl is wearing an off white dress to this wedding!" Maybe you could wear your off white dress to our group dinner that same week?

"Miss Bee" said...

Thanks ladies, I already knew I shouldn't wear it, I just thought I'd see if rules have changed. Fortunately, they have the dress in black, so it will be an easy exchange!

Pat said...

Are there fashion rules anymore? Seems that if you accessorize in color you could get away with it. However--black is always in. I do remember that sweatshirt. Wish I had mine sometimes! What I see on the racks are often gaudy....and the time to wear them short. That's why I like my long sleeved white top with the red cardinals on it...kind of transcends....