because I don't have anybody here for a shopping trip, and besides, I've been doing my shopping on line lately.
I have done absolutely nothing today, feeling like crap, and resting up. But I had a package come today, and I finally got up the energy to try on the stuff I ordered. But I am unsure about everything. Give me advice.
Ok, remember how I was complaining about only having solid-colored stuff and black skirts and I wanted more dresses? I tried looking for cute bright-colored or patterned dresses, and finally decided on trying this:
(that's ruching on the side, btw, not the dress pulling.) It's really comfy, but should I go up a size? Both the dresses are very clingy and emphasize my big belly a bit too much. On the other hand, when I lean over and do that Marilyn-Monroe-type pose, I get great curves:
And I like the nice happy pattern, with the extra flower pattern up near the neckline. But, then I'm not so happy about the side view:
And worse, that is a seam on the dress going across my butt, not a panty line! I can do nothing about it!
Funky twisting to get a butt shot here, complete with inquisitive cat to help out.
Now this dress is such a fun, cute little color, and I love the pleaty neckline with the cap sleeves, but:
Look at how much it emphasizes my fat belly. Seriously, I look preggers. (I usually look preggers, because of the way I gain weight, but I try to dress around that) Should I try going up a size, or just give it up with this dress?
More funky twisting for a butt shot, but I'm not sure how much of those lines are from twisting, or the waist stitching, or what.
And it has a vertical seam that emphasizes my belly line! And and it has a zippered pocket ---- which might be a good thing ---- but lined with black fabric that kinda shows through, which is a bad thing!
Sigh. Should I just send this one back? Boo hoo.
It has this cute keyhole on the back. Which means that when I tried to put a cardigan over it to conceal the huge belly I have, it kinda wiped out everything cute about the dress, like the back, the cap sleeves, and the neck pleating.
I also got some tops and discovered that they were all too similar to each other. I love the purple one with embroidery, even though it smells kind of funny right now, but it was interesting and flattering and comfy.
The other two were bright orange and bright blue (tolja I love bright colors!) with a ruched split-neck top (you can see them all on athleta.com) but they were too similar to this neckline, and they were more fitted at the waist, whereas this purple one made me look like I had hardly any belly-pooch.
The only thing if I keep the first dress and this top is that they are really a bit too cleavage-y to wear to teach. Maybe I'll have to get these from the tv infomercial? Heh heh.