Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Try This On For Size

I'm thinking I should make this a regular feature here on this blog. It's related to the Outfit of the Day posts, but instead of outfits I own that I've chosen to wear, this will be clothes I've tried on in the fitting room, whether I end up buying them or not, since that's something I enjoy doing whenever I get the chance.

I don't do as much clothes shopping in the winter, and don't enjoy it as much when I do, because naturally I gravitate towards the sexier, skimpier clothing that's more commonplace during the summer. But every so often the opportunity to try something on will present itself, even in the winter - and, if I had to be honest, though it's considerably more of a chore, the more layers I'm wearing, the more exciting it is having an excuse to strip them off in a semi-public context.

Well, I was browsing the racks today when I came across an attractive pink dress. While we're pretty far removed from both the Homecoming and prom seasons, it occurred to me that we're more or less smack dab in the middle of "winter formal" season! Regardless, there are usually a few prom-like dresses hanging around even out of season, and when I laid eyes on this one, I knew I had to try it on.

These boots give this dress a bit of attitude.

On the up side, it's one of those sexy, ruffled tube-type dresses, which means it doesn't have a non-elastic cinched waist, which is where I frequently find myself having trouble fitting into the dress. That wasn't a problem here. Unfortunately, on the other hand, I wasn't able to fit the arm straps around my wide shoulders, instead. There were only two of these dresses on the racks - one small and one medium; if there had been a large, I would have bought it up in an instant. Alas, my search for the perfect prom dress continues...


  1. It's nice to see some new pictures of you. Thanks for taking us along on your shopping trip! I think this would be a great new feature to add to the blog.

    I like how the tube dress lends itself so well to your sinuous pose in photo 1. Too bad it didn't fit well enough.

    I also like photo 2, with you standing quite nude (except for your boots, lol) and only a small little door between you and the "public." Exciting situation. (BTW, I think I see a little bit of "tan" remaining on your thighs. Cute.)

  2. Lol, yeah, maybe that's from going out in (just) my winter jacket and leaving my legs exposed too often!

  3. Did you go to this store wearing just your winter coat and boots? That's all I can see in the dressing room, besides the pink dress, of course. If so, that's cool. Where else did you go dressed like that?

  4. Not this time, lol. That particularly coat is not nearly so encompassing as my other one - it would be pretty scandalous if I wore it to the store with nothing else on! Although I did take the trash out to the back of my apartment building once like that - but in the dark. No, The rest of my clothes are folded up on a bench in the corner of the fitting room not visible in these shots. I think you'll like the next post I have prepared though. -_^