Thursday, November 13, 2008

23 and Counting!!

UGH!! Twenty-three days!

Twenty-three days until DDS-Day! As in Dreaded Dress Shopping-Day! Yes, December 6th...that's the day my daughter and I head into the Windy City (Chicago) to look for my dress for her wedding in March.

My daughter-in-law and I went with my daughter when she picked out her wedding dress. She tried on three dresses and said, "I'll take this one!"

Are you kidding me???

My daughter-in-law looked at me like, "No way! She can't make a decision just like that! We need to go look around. We have to go to more shops and maybe after trying on fifty dresses then she can pick one!"

But nope! That isn't how my daughter does things. The dress was gorgeous, it looked amazing on her, and the price was why go anywhere else?

Well, I've already told my daughter that she better wear her walking shoes, because I know December 6th will be nothing like that!

You see, I am NOT a dress kind of girl. I'm a blue jeans, t-shirt, sweatpants, sweatshirt, barefoot kind of girl! The last time I wore a dress was for my son's wedding three years ago. I don't remember any other times...oh, yes I wedding in 1972!
I just don't do dresses!

In an attempt to prepare me for our big day my daughter has been e-mailing me pictures of dresses....dozens and dozens of dresses.....Hmmmmm....didn't see any I wanted.

Now, her wedding is a bit more casual, so at least I don't have to wear a long dress and I can guarantee you there will be no sequins, no jacket, no phoofy fabric, no fluff, no frills...UGH...just thinking about it puts me in a state of utter terror!

So, I will continue to count down the days to DDS-Day. I will look at all of the pictures she sends me and on December 6th we will head downtown. Somehow, someway, I will come home with a dress that day, because I am only going dress shopping one time. Think this one will work?


ByNanasHands said...

Good grief, I know exactly what you mean! I too am the "tom granny" as my sons call me....hate last dress was my son's wedding too! LOL....your blog brought back memories....


Kathy said...

Hi Ozark! I have already looked at so many dresses online that if that is what is out there, I am in BIG trouble! I'll definitely do a follow up after December 6th and let everyone know what I ended up with! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Elena said...

I don't think that dress will it a hunch. :) I'm not much of a dress girl myself but it is fun to get all dressed up once in a while!

Go with something classic and timeless so on the off chance that you need a dress, you can wear it again. You can jazz it up with new accessories.

Good luck dress shopping!

Tins and Treasures said...

Wouldn't there be some kind of elegant pants and top set for the mom of the bride? I'm picturing soft fabric, elastic waist...

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you find the perfect dress:):)

Bear Chick said...

I walked into a wedding shop with my future husband, went straight to the discount rack, found exactly what I wanted and have lived happily ever after for 28.5 years! I think I'm not among the majority :-)

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