Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Festive Options

The feeling of life rushing by me seems to come in cycles.  I'm definitely in one of those now!  Between still carrying about 25% more cases at work than usual while my new co-worker gets up to speed, to trying to get in some loooong runs before a marathon in a few weeks, to trying to be good about cooking more, I feel like I'm spread kind of thin, which has meant no blogging (but yeah, still reading, always seems to be some time in the morning or during lunch...).

Anyway, after seeing Gracie's post showing her ball gown for Mardi Gras, I realized that I need to make a decision on mine.  We're heading out on Thursday this year, so my goal is to pack tonight if possible. 

I have two choices for this weekend.  Unfortunately, both have their drawbacks.

The first choice is this blue one. 

The downsides to the blue:
It is a re-wear (I wore it in 2008).
It needs to be steamed (and we leave on Thursday). 
I hate not wearing a real bra.

Then there is my brand new option.  Unfortunately, it also has its downsides. 

Downsides to the black one:
It is black.  Lovely for evening gowns, so BLAH for Mardi Gras.
It is one-shouldered, which my best friend's husband hates (but I've done it once before, and yeah, he's not my husband, and I can deal with him teasing me).
It's new -- I can return it for a few more weeks if I decide to go with the blue one.  It wasn't super-expensive (about $200, so moderate, but some dresses can be crazy pricey), but obviously saving money instead of spending it is always good.

I have a feeling I'm going to pack both of them and decide that night. 

Either way, very excited about the trip! 


  1. I honestly love the look of the blue one - it really looks like a fun party dress, though I understand the drawbacks (errm ... well, perhaps empathize is better?). The black dress is lovely - but it has more of a formal feel to it.

    As for everything else - yeah, feeling like a 6' tablecloth covering a 9' table seems to have become standard :) Glad you are staying healthy and trying to get in those runs!

  2. I love one-shouldered so I am biased - I say black!

  3. Oh, exciting that you're going to Mardi Gras. I love both of them, but if it were up to me I'd base my decision on what bra I'd have to wear with each and how supportive/comfortable it would be. Have fun!

  4. I really love the blue dress although I would probably go with the black dress myself. I tend to stick to dark colors. They are both beautiful so either way I think you'll look fabulous. Bra choices might also be the deciding factor for me. What a pain in the neck that we have to worry about such a thing!

    I want life to slow down too. I did my best to really savor the slowness of life in Mozambique when I was there. We returned home and boom we were right back in the fast lane again.