Saturday, October 15, 2011

This one's for blackbird, or, $#*! I bought

Blackbird asked me why I had such fabulous accessories and so little in the way of interesting (read: expensive) clothing. 

The answer is simple. It's just no fun to shop when you're feeling fat. Not to mention that the truly fashion-y fashionable clothes only go up to a size 10.

But then I thought, why am I punishing myself for being fat? I mean, yes, it's easier to amortize the cost of a great bag, and yes, you can dress up a little black dress with fantastic jewelry ... but don't I deserve a new little black dress once in a while? And while I'm at it, a really nice one?

And I already know I have a black-tie New Year's party to go to. So I bought this. It's the right cut for an hourglass figure. It won't require anything tricky (read: strapless) in the way of undergarments. And it has sleeves.


All I can say is I hope bird is satisfied.

Let's hope it fits!

12 comments:

  1. It is beautiful!!
    I bet she approves!

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  2. That dress is STUNNING. How are you going to accessorize it?

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  3. Oh of course this was needed! But what, no details? Good lord woman, what did we ever do to you:)?

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  4. SS: She'd better! Or I'll demand a refund. From her, not the store.

    Jen: I haven't gotten that far. But I'll definitely be carrying the Chanel black satin faux-croco evening bag I eBayed. I'm not sure about shoes.

    LPC: Black silk with chiffon sleeves ... Pamella Roland ... Bergdorf Goodman. There.

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  5. Well perfect. Great for the decolletage, forgiving in the bow, graceful and dramatic in the stern. The train! And pretty much calls out for some platforms, no?

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  6. Hello Poppy, it's been awhile and I know you are busy busy but just fab that you posted today. I miss your posts.
    Happy for you, that you found a new LBD that will suit you and make you feel great. We all deserve to feel good in our own skin/clothes.
    I agree with you about fashion for us buxom curvy gals, it's a potential minefield.
    I wonder if there are any great fashion blogs out there for size 12's and up...
    it might be fun to search a few and see what they are show casing.
    What will you wear with this wonderful neckline?

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  7. LPC: I love the train, too, although it makes it less dance-worthy and more fitted for a formal dinner. I just hope it doesn't make me look like Margaret Dumont in a Marx Brothers movie. Platforms sound good, but they need to be moderate; Mr. Buxom is no skyscraper.

    Hostess: Awww ... thanks, hon. It's true that back-to-school has kicked me in the caboose, what with the youngest starting high school. And agreed--where are the fashion blogs for those of us with a very crowded balcony? And for this wonderful neckline, I'm dreaming of one of those sparkly key necklaces from Tiffany. Or, you know, something sparkly and fake.

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  8. Am breathless!
    Weak in the knees!
    In LOVE.

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  9. She liked it! Hey, Mikey!


    #relieved

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  10. it's gorgeous. And you deserve to feel pretty in your clothes no matter what size you are.

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  11. How could she not like it.
    It's beautiful!

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xxx, Poppy.