It started out as a simple photo that I took to post on my Instagram account earlier this morning. I decided to wear a dress that I had for years but never bothered wearing. The dress was purchased when I was thinner and then I gained weight and then I lost weight and then I gained and then I lost. And it’s back in my closet.
The dress is nice. It was purchased at J. Crew Factory and I’m sure I was attracted by the stripes. The cut of the dress is a “Fit & Flare”. I’m not sure if this style dress is still as popular as it was a couple of years ago, but there were a few seasons when this style achieved great notoriety!
My Instagran compilation. I do these little montages almost every day. If you want to see more go to @atypical60 on Instagram (shameless plug)
Perhaps it brought back memories of when I was a little girl and my mother would have me wear these types of dresses. Whatever it was that possessed me to make the impulsive purchase, the dress is not the type that is flattering to me.
This is probaby the only time in my life when a Fit & Flare dress looked good on me–and even then the waist is a bit high!
Hold on a minute there. In the photos that I took, the dress doesn’t look that bad. That’s because I had to manipulate. I had to pull the dress down before taking photos. My natural waist is low. I’m long-waisted. The waist on this dress is high. Ridiculously high. It doesn’t touch my waist in any way, shape, or form.
If I pulled this dress down any lower on top, I could have been arrested for indecent exposure!
If the waist was lower, this would be a go-to dress.
Do clothing manufacturers not realize that one style does not fit all? Trousers and jeans come in various lengths. Why can’t dresses be made with different waist lengths for different torsos?
This is a beautiful example of a Fit & Fl… Oh. Wait. It’s a Princess line. See how the waist is dropped and doesn’t cut? It’s a Donna Karan. I can’t afford it..
The dress on the right, by Alexander McQueen is beautiful but the waist still looks too high!
And don’t even get me started on THIS one. It’s ill-fitting all around!
I am now convinced that the only seamstresses who can make a longer torso dress are the Irish Dance dress makers. This one was made by Siopa Rince. I should have kept Oona’s dress. Maybe I could have worn it to work!
I did wear this dress to work today. And all day I was incredibly uncomfortable.
I wore it because I was too damned lazy to change!
Sitting down, the dress rode up so high that I looked like I was wearing an empire waist!
I must say. I felt like Ed Grimley in his high-waisted pants. Actually, his pants are probably more comfortable than my dress!
And that is why I am most at ease when I wear a simple shift. For me, they are a flattering style. Same thing with those great swing dresses I picked up earlier this summer at Old Navy. Simple. Uncomplicated!
Me with my cousins, AnnMarie and Kate. We were together over the weekend at a family baby shower. I’m so comfy in my shift!
The dress came off, went into the wash, and I’ll send it to Oona. If she doesn’t want it, she can bring it to a local thrift shop.
It’s ok though. We all make impulsive purchases and we all make clothing mistakes. Wearing that fit & flare dress today made me realize that I shouldn’t have bought it. I learned a valuable lesson.
To not make impulsive purchases!!!
And speaking of valuable, I ordered some makeup brushes last week and received them today. They were an excellent value at $14.00. The shipping was a bit pricey at $7.00 but they were shipped from California. The brushes are from Morphe. Morphe sells brushes, tools, makeup—all sorts of girly goodies. The free shipping kicks in at $75.00 but I wasn’t ready to spend that much.
The brushes come packed in a genuine pleather case…
I love that the case is magnetized. It’s perfect for travel. It is also perfect for clumsy people such as myself!
A plastic shield gives more protection…
The brushes are very soft and…
…offers a good variety. I’ll be reviewing soon.
I heard about the brushes from one of my favorite vloggers, TheHeartsandcake90, mentioned them in a makeup tutorial that I watched and the bendability looked great!
Brittney of TheHeartsandcake90 is one of my favorite wig reviewers and now that she’s doing makeup tutorials…….Check her out on YouTube!!
My diet was sabotaged today. One of my co-workers tried her hand at making sushi last night. She made a lot—and brought a platter into the office. I couldn’t stop eating this! It was so good that I now want to get a sushi kit and make some at home. After I lose seven pounds!
Nicole made Shrimp Tempura sushi and cream cheese, avacado and jalepeno sushi. I can see the outline of rice on my thighs as I write this. Seriously. This was delicious!
J Crew also sabotaged me. Those emails they send me are too tempting. The first “Fall 2017” item was purchased. I’m waiting for it to be delivered. A navy ribbed top with bell-sleeved cuffs. It’ll be a great diet aid because I’m such a natural slob that anything I eat will automatically get stuck to the cuffs.
I KNOW, the photo is so tiny. I didn’t know how to make it bigger. I’m not a techie!
Thank you, J. Crew, for assisting in my diet!
What say you ladies? Any impulsive clothing purchases that you regret? I know I’m not the only one! Do tell!
I feel compelled to play “Give Peace A Chance” for obvious reasons. There is a lot of hatred brought on by bad politics. I won’t get into it. That’s what I use my personal Facebook page for.
John and Yoko. We need peace now and more than peace we need love. We need to bring back hippies!
Peace and love will prevail.