Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red, White & Blue, Day 4


I was sooooo smitten with this dress when I spotted it at Forever 21 a few years ago.  But if this isn't the first time I've worn it, it's the second...and I can't remember the first.  My friend Keely has gotten more wear out of it than I have.  I considered letting her have it, and likely will give it to her one day, but I just haven't been able to part with it yet.  Here's the problem:  this is not a dress for a busty girl, married, in her late 20's.   

Just the other week, the most adorable older lady in my church asked me when I was expecting.  "I'm not pregnant." I replied.  She said, "Oh!  Well, it was quite some time ago that someone told me that you and Steve were expecting.  I kept waiting for you to get bigger, but you never did."  

Right.  Because I'm not pregnant.  I wasn't offended or anything, merely amused.

So it's no easy task for me to don a empire waist such as this dress is.  I'm bound to get questioning looks and probing questions.  Which is fair...the cut is very maternity-like.

And yes.  I have tried belting it.  Not a fan.

And just so the world is aware:  I'm not pregnant.  Nor am I trying to be.  Thanks anyway.

Scarf:  Target
Dress:  Forever 21
Tee:  Target
Shoes:  Easy Spirit via Amazon.com

4 comments:

Sadie's Momma said...

People used to ask me if I was pregnant all the time because I really adore empire waist things. They aren't super flattering on me, but I REALLY love to wear the style. This looks adorable on you, and you don't look pregnant by any means, just younger. Isn't that a good thing? You're amazing... and I love reading!

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Fashion Butter said...

Oh this is really cute! Love how you mixed it up.

Melissa said...

I think you look adorable and decidedly NOT pregnant. I love that you layered a red tee underneath.

When, WHEN, will people learn to NEVER ask a woman when she's due if said woman has not personally informed them that they are pregnant?!

Geez, people!

Shelley said...

The dress is adorable! I have the same problem with dresses like that... I look preggars. Not a fan of belting them either.