The Dress

So I paid for upgraded shipping and impetuously got TWO of the dresses shipped to my house — the Target one and the Coldwater Creek one. (As cute as the Overstock dress was, I just wasn’t feeling the love for the bare halter thing.) They both arrived on Christmas Eve– Merry Christmas to me!

Well, Target won easily. The Coldwater Creek dress was lumpy around the waist, whereas the Target dress flowed in the most flattering sort of way. It also is just a tad more daring than the Coldwater Creek one, which I liked for the evening we have planned. However I’m now trying to decide which of my beautiful Ethiopian scarves I’m going to use for a shawl. I have one in terracotta, one in sky blue, and one in a deep chocolate shot with green.

And jewelry….I need jewelry….hmmm…..time to raid my sisters’ jewelry stashes, I think..maybe Bek would have something glamorous and dangly….. (broad hint).

And shoes….something good for dancing…but elegant. I have black high-heeled sandals but my feet will die. Can I soldier thru? Silver would be gorgeous, since I am leaning towards dangly silver jewelry. But then I’d have to buy something…

Hmmm….thinking, thinking.

One thing I just have to mention: both Target and Coldwater Creek have easy return policies. Target lets you print off a prepaid mailing label (not that I’ll need it — that dress is sweet!) And Coldwater Creek lets you walk in to any Coldwater Creek store and drop off your return. I was all psyched to have to pay return shipping, so I was delighted to see that wasn’t needed…

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  1. ooooooooooooooh! Yay! I voted for the Target one! I love being right. (And it happens so infrequently that it feels really special, too.) Now. What is this all about, anyway?

  2. you’re being way too vague….

    I have a black Ethiopian shawl, if you need it…come to think of it I have some sparkly silver jewelry, too (dangly necklace and shiny bracelet).

  3. do we get to see a picture?????

    And a shoe that is a different color than the dress is all the rage now…so if you can afford it, do that! =)

  4. “… a tad more daring… which I liked for the evening we have planned.” Wherever you’re going, all daring, glamorous, dangly and sparkling, it sounds like it is going to be fun! I’m glad you found a great dress and that it was the less expensive– love it when that happens!

  5. multi-taskingmom says:

    I vote for the black high heels and just kick them off if the dancing gets intense. Or you could go with gold jewelry, the chocolate shawl with the gold shot through and some fancy gold dancing shoes. The thing is if your shoes are comfy chances are they won’t be what you need to go with the dress. Can’t wait to see pics and hear all about your evening.

  6. You wear the shoes to wow the man – you kick them off for the dancin’! 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous time wherever it is that you are going!

    Love the easy return policy tips – thanks!

  7. Great choice! I’d go with the blue wrap and cute but comfortable shoes. I think blue and silver jewelry look great together. I also have a huge fondness for anything blue! Also, you can return Target stuff directly to the store with a packaging slip. I’d love to see a pic of you all fixed up!

  8. yay! i thought the targ. dress would look lovely on you! enjoy your evening!

  9. with silver jewelry i’d go with the blue scarf and pick up some silver shoes at payless or target! target usually has a nice selection and they are ok shoes. besides, you’re not going to dance in them afterall! you’ll kick the shoes off and dance barefoot! have a great time and post pics please!

  10. I’m still dying to know what all this is for. Hopefully you won’t keep us in suspense much longer? hehe

  11. multi-taskingmom says:

    Must be a New Year’s Eve Party. Just has to be. Either that or an anniversary.

  12. Can’t wait to see pics…don’t disappoint us 😉 And I vote for silver shoes if you can afford them and the sky blue shawl. Wow.
    Have a fantastic time!!
    How are your most recent additions to the fam coming along with their English? I loved the pic of the “chaos” on Christmas morning. I can’t imagine what they were thinking!

  13. so happy for you says:

    I’m so glad that you found one that you like!