It was a daunting task, far too intimidating to be faced alone. So, on Sunday, I gathered up my sister Mary and friend Carolyn to attempt a feat which could range anywhere from straightforward to impossible…
…I went dress-shopping.
I tried on eight dresses, and was able to narrow it down to a few main prospects within moments. Then, after a conference with the girls over cheesecake, plus some input from the bride-to-be and my husband, I placed an order.
Before I share the winner of this particular challenge – a surprisingly less-painful-than-expected ordeal, in which my abdominal scars and wounds rarely were at issue – I thought I’d show all of the contenders, photographed by Carolyn to assist in the decision-making process. You tell me, which one do you think I chose? What the hell, I haven’t hosted a blog contest in a while, let’s make it a giveaway: of those who guess correctly, I’ll randomly select one to win a hand-knitted hat of your choosing.
As a hint, the wedding is an afternoon, garden affair, and the final selection came in a lovely cornflower blue. My goal was to find something fun and dressy without being cutesy or stuffy. And I’ll be shopping, very soon, for shoes… I’m thinking strappy silver sandals, with a low heel. And I promise to have better posture at the wedding itself; I was wearing terribly uncomfortable loaner shoes and got tireder and tireder as the afternoon progressed.
OK. Without further ado, the contestants are…
1 & 2
So, whaddaya think? Which is the best?