Before I begin today's post I just want to acknowledge that I know I still owe you an advice column from last Friday. It was a whirlwind of activity around here what with the last couple of days of my brother's visit and my sick children including the event where my daughter vomited an actual lake on my kitchen floor get the raft. The entry is mostly composed and just needs some last minute editing. I shall post it soon.
Speaking of shopping, which we weren't but now we are so look how I pulled a transition out of thin air. Yesterday Boy-Child#1 and I ventured out to GAP Kids and bought an outfit for him to wear to his sixth grade graduation coming up this Thursday. He needed some slacks [no jeans] and a dress shirt [no t-shirts]. When I asked the sales lady to point me in the direction of the belts she said, "That's right. I was looking for the belts for you" which is odd because I hadn't previously inquired. So I thought, "Look who's so omniscient"! Then when I was waiting in line to pay she said, "I'll be right with you" as if I had somehow indicated that I was in a hurry. Which I wasn't. It was the first time I'd been out of the house in days and I was quite happy to stand there all day. Why she was picking up on some imagined impatient vibe is beyond me. So I was like, "No worries". And she looked skeptical. Tres weird. Anyway, I made my purchases that also included a dress for Girl-Child to wear to the graduation and to use for her own that is being held this Saturday. Then it occurred to me that I needed something for myself.
I love to shop. It's what I do. Mr. Farklepants can attest to my
addiction hobby propensity to put a hurt on the bank account and clutter up our closet with STUFF! And he will argue that right now I probably have a perfectly acceptable ensemble in the closet that may or may not still have the price tags on them. I can shop the hell out of a mall. Except when I'm looking for an outfit for a particular event. Then I become overwhelmed when I walk into the store. I swear on any given day I can find a million things that I'd love to own and wear but if I'm looking for one specific thing I can't find a darn thing and end up with the first outfit that fits well and will do. Send me back to that same mall the day after that event and I will find a dozen things that I'd rather have worn. HONK if I'm preaching to the choir.
So, here is where I ask you all for help. Out of the following selection, which do you think I should wear? I do not currently own any of these items and I will go and make my purchases based on your opinions. Keep in mind that the ceremony is being held outdoors [read: center of the Earth hot] and also that it is at an elementary school so the length should be appropriate and cleavage should be kept to a minimum. There's a time and a place for flashing the stems and the girls and this is not one of them. A little less 'vava' and hardly any 'voom' :
Vote in the comments!