I have some exciting news! I really don’t know if I am supposed to talk about it yet, but I need help so I have to talk about it…just a little bit. 🙂
But since I don’t know if it’s supposed to be “public” knowledge yet, I am not going tell you what it’s for. But I can say that it’s going to be awesome. It’s for a major network, meeting a famous lady and getting a preview of some new products. That’s all I am saying. You can’t make me say anything else.
I will only be in the City for one night. About 26 hours total. Which is actually a total bummer because I have never been to NYC and there is so much to see and do. I don’t know how to fit it all in with only about 10 free hours to myself. I arrive at 4pm on a Wednesday and take off again at 6pm on the Thursday. Talk about a wild ride! I will be staying at a hotel right in Times Square so at least I will get to see and do some pretty cool things in my free time.
I’M SO EXCITED!
And then I started thinking….holy crap! I don’t have anything to wear to said cool major network event. I can’t possibly show up to a fancy luncheon wearing my stained mommy t-shirt and stretchy pants now can I?
And then I also realized…I am broke.
Excitement turning to panic here.
I am a big girl. It’s not easy to find cute and trendy on the cheap. Also, I am a stay at home mommy, not good at being cute and trendy period. I’m not saying that a SAHM can’t be cute and trendy…it’s just not what I am good at anymore. Haven’t been good at it in a long time.
So that brings me to needing you all. I need help picking some clothes. I am hoping to be able to run down to the mall tomorrow morning and check out Lane Bryant’s clearance rack. But in the mean time, I found a couple of half way decent options online and I would love to have your opinions on them.
I found this cute outfit at The Avenue. I had never even heard of The Avenue until Lee from My Sentiment ExactLee told me about it. But I went looking and found this. What do you think? I love the color and that it’s not too short. But it’s a sweater dress with 3/4 sleeves and I am afraid I will roast. I am hot, hormonal and chunky. So will I melt into a purple puddle? I would most likely not get the $50 boots (even though I love them), so what other shoes do you think might go well?
Or how about this Printed Ponte Dress also from The Avenue? What does “ponte dress” even mean? I don’t usually go for brown colors. I am a bright and colorful kinda gal. But I like the style and it seems flattering enough. I am just not sold with the colors. Besides, at $40 bucks it’s a good price and I could afford to get some shoes, too.
I really like some of the stuff out of the new Icon Collection from Lane Bryant but it’s really out of my price range. Like this cute dirndl skirt…love it! I don’t know what shirt I could wear though. *sigh*
See, I am bad at shopping.
It’s why I need you!
What do you think about either of these first 2 outfits? Don’t be afraid to tell me to scrap either one. Like I said, I am going to try to hit the mall in the morning so I may very well come back with something totally different. But if there is nothing, I will get one of these.