How to kick off the little pixie magic blog? We'll need to jump right in with something fun. Something colorful.
So I'm thinking we start with an overpriced watermelon-colored dress.
See, I'm in a wedding this weekend - bridesmaid duty for a dear friend. I've been in several weddings in the past several years, and while I'm not quite to the level of 27 Dresses insanity or "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" desparation - I have racked up a good bit of experience with the whole bridesmaids-ing thing. And here's one thing I have found to be true, in every one of these weddings: I have never worn my bridesmaid dress ever again.
It's true. I spend more on a bridesmaid dress than on any other single item of clothing I buy, and then I wear it once. I love my friends and am honored when asked to celebrate with them in this way. But let's be clear: bridesmaids dresses are a total racket. Dudes get to rent a tux - wear it, return it, done. We have to purchase a dress, usually get it fitted, buy matching shoes, etc... all for one (all-important and much-photographed, but ONE) wearing.
So this time I'm gonna get my money's worth. After wearing the dress for my friend's wedding, I'm going to keep wearing it. Out and about. For a solid week.
Let's see how it goes.
(PS Regarding the image of the dress in question, on a model, included in this post: I had to buy this bridesmaid's dress at a chain bridal store... let's call it EVIL DAVID'S. So in order to find a pristine picture of it, I first went looking for the dress on the store's website. Guess what? Not only is the dress ureturnable - it's already been discontinued and has been erased from Evil David's inventory. However, the dress in question - style #83475, color: Watermelon - is readily available on sites like RecycledBride.com and Ebay. Seriously. Why didn't I look there before sinking my money over at Evil David's? This experiment is already proving educational!)