dress, necklace ~ H&M
rings ~ F21, local artist
shoes ~ thrifted
the night before we did the fashion show, we were told that we would be mc-ing from atop the runway. there was more than one reason why this freaked me out. one, i am terrified of public speaking. once i am doing it, i'm fine, but thinking about it beforehand makes me want to vomit. secondly, the outfit i had planned on wearing was a flouncy and short skirt. very flouncy and very short. so what are two women to do when they are told plans change? well, shop of course. nora and i ran all over southdale to find new outfits to wear, thinking we would be four feet over the whole audience.
i was shopping on pure adrenaline, and decided to get this dress. it is not at all in my comfort zone. one, it's very short. two, it's very tight. three, it's very short and very tight. i was not at all comfortable. i am the person who hates tight clothes around my belly. even before i had kids, i wasn't comfortable with it, and now, even more so.
so what is a woman to do who feels uncomfortable in her short and tight dress? spanx, of course.
in the end, my nerves for the show overrode any fear i had of showing a little belly bulge, or showing off too much leg in a short dress. i stopped caring, and started having fun instead. oh, and the last minute decision to not make us stand on the runway worked in my favor, too.