“Are you ready for some serious shopping?” I asked PB as we got in the car to make a trip to the big city. His eyebrows went up, his shoulders went down and sweat started beading on his forehead. “Aw, it’ll be fun,” I said. And it was.
This was the I-don’t-have-a-dress-to-wear-to-the-wedding-yet shopping trip. Oh,yeah, and PB probably needs something, too. So we spent yesterday going into every dress shop in Madison and I must say, PB was a real trooper. Nary a complaint, not even a sigh. I let him stop for ice-cream mid afternoon and he was good for another two malls.
The MOB dress is a tricky thing. She can’t look better than the bride and bridesmaids, but she should look a little better than everybody else. She doesn’t want to look too old, but she can’t look like she’s trying to be too hip. Long or short? Bright colored or subtle? $368 or $40?
I saw it in the second store I looked, and nothing measured up the rest of the day. PB thought that meant an early exit, but he was game when I mentioned that shoes, necklace, earrings were next on the list. Good thing he was eating ice-cream at the time, getting his strength up for round 2. What a patient man.
Buying PB a suit was a breeze. Instead of traipsing around the city to every dress shop, if you’re a man, you go to the only men’s suit store in town. A very professional, well dressed young man directed us to the perfect suit with the perfect fit with the perfect shirt and tie. Perfect. So easy. But I wasn’t jealous. I like traipsing around with my husband.
So, we are going to look good, but not too good; not too young and not too old; classic, yet with a little flair. I only forgot one thing: Spanx.
How many cake balls can one eat while wearing Spanx???
That’s the beauty of Spanx. You can eat as many cake balls as you want and they don’t even show! It’s a miracle.
Seriously?! You found your dress in one day? I’m impressed. As a MoG I’m supposed to “match her level of formality” and I should NOT wear the same color. I’m hoping for an entire day dedicated to shopping one of these days, too, but I’ll let you keep PB. lol 🙂
He was actually a big help! Your man is pretty patient too. Take him along!
Way to talk PB language from “Fun” Country. Works like a charm -it will be fun!!!!!