We've all seen them hanging in our favorite stores since February. The perfect, easy summer dress. Throw it on with a pair of wedges to dress is up or flip flops to bum around on a Saturday afternoon.
I have been coveting these dresses since I first saw them in Target in February. I had dreams of floating through Manayunk with JEGs on a sunny Saturday afternoon, popping in and out of little stores. Girls would stop me on the street and say, "Where did you get that dress?" and I would reply "Oh this rag.. it's just something I threw on". Or bring it to OBX in August; coming home from the beach and putting in on and hanging out with everyone in the living room. Or even walking on the beach late and night....
That was it, I needed to have one.
So a couple of weeks ago I had some time to kill and I stopped by my old favorite NY&Co to try on their verisons. I grabbed a couple colors and skipped to the dressing room. However, I forgot one minor detail:
I am not 5'10. Or a B cup. Or super skinny.
No ma'am. I am in fact a curvacious 5'2 DD.
This is the monstrosity that ensued:
Don't get me wrong, I have curves and I am totally fine with that. I love my curves, and I've gotten pretty good at dressing them (or so I think). But once in a while I get blinded by the fashion magazines and have to try on something that I should know will never look good on me.
So I slowly returned them to their racks and with my head hung low I left the store.
Always & Forever,