Oct 15, 2009

On the fifth day..... Eve wants to play dress-up...

Drop by and meet Eve first if you don't know her....

Eve is on a quest for a dress. A dress for special occasions.

She's been to all of her favorite stores and checked online. And she has yet to find one that clicks. Don't get me wrong, she loves all of these dresses....

But, sadly, they are just not "the one." They are definitely stuff she would love to wear, but still on the casual side. Eve doesn't understand why formal = immodest. It irritates Eve.

Eve went to JoAnn's and got a few patterns....

But now she has fun patterns but no perfect fabric.

So now what?

She keeps going to Goodwill and coming home with stuff from there, but nope. She's still not feelin' it.

So, ladies. Any suggestions, or pictures, or links, for the perfect dressy dress in Eve's size mumble-mumble?

The only promising thing she has so far is this pattern.....

But Eve needs some thin black suiting, maybe a wool crepe? And I don't have it. So, Eve just hopes that Adam does not invite her to an occasion that calls for dressing up.

5 comments:

ranelle said...

I agree that formal wear= immodest. I will do some looking, im sick in bed anyway. it will be fun to shop for someone else!! :)

Katie said...

I struggle with this too. Not that I'm any sort of expert, but it seems like a simple dress in a basic color and shape can go from casual to dressy depending on how you accessorize it and what shoes you wear. And accessories tend to be easier on the wallet so...

But I guess you have to find a versatile dress first. Good luck on that. Here are a couple more stores with a standard of modesty and fairly decent prices. Shade is currently running a 40% off storewide sale. And I would suggest requesting a catalog for Downeast Basics. Their website seems to change a lot.

www.downeastbasics.com
www.shadeclothing.com

See you tonight!

Minister Grace said...

Thanks Katie! I had never run across these.... do you know about www.shabbyapple.com?

Katie said...

Yeah, they've got cute stuff with great personality, but the price is always just a little out there for me. I haven't been able to cough up $80 for a dress yet. :)

Katie said...

Hey there! I just found another store that falls in line with the others we've mentioned- Layers Clothing. They don't have a lot for dressy dresses, but they have some really cute stuff.

I'm thinking about getting this dress in purple.

http://www.layersclothing.com/mischa.php

Have fun!