*Update: Feedback has already been rolling in. Thanks guys :). So, I thought it best to mention that I found these shoes, and am about ready to commit to them..in red. Which leaves me down to accessory decisions. More help is always appreciated.
Remember when I asked for input on finding a dress for my upcoming anniversary cruise? Thanks for all the advice by the way. Well, due to my extreme cheapness, and inability to purchase things that are not on some type of sale...I never bit the bullet and ordered any of them. I'd also like to point out that none of them EVER went on sale. It seems impossible that in several months they could still be exactly the same price...but they are. So, Xander and I were cruising the mall today looking for a dress while Leia was at preschool and I found a couple of cute ones on sale that I liked at JC Penny of all places. However, as usual they never carry size 2 in the women's department, and everything in the junior's department at this moment in time is hideous. I could tell just by looking at the 4's that they were not going to fit, but I did notice they were both the same brand...American Living. One of them looked to be a very similar cut to dress 3 ($130 Ralph Lauren dress) from my previous dress post, except it had cap sleeves instead of long sleeves...even better.
Well, clearly I am not as fashion clueless as I generally appear, because when I got home to look around for that brand online...lo and behold it is actually a line from Ralph Lauren. I was totally pleased with myself for identifying the similarity. Yes, I know this post is getting tremendously long and you likely are not terribly concerned about what I'll be wearing on formal nights on my stinking trip. But I'm still rambling...so bear with me. I could see that stock was already low, and of course I knew if I didn't snag up a size 2, I would never get another chance. (why do they always run out of 2's first?) So, I googled up a promo code and got the price down to an acceptable $54...which seriously...I'm so cheap that is really like the absolute limit that I would pay for any article of clothing. And I officially am done looking for a dress. I hadn't really wanted to do black...but under these trying dress finding circumstances, I accepted that if I wanted a flattering cut, in my size, at a good price, I was going to have to compromise on the color. I suspect this dress may be a long term staple in my closet because I love the cut and the fabric. So now I need to punch it up with some shoes and accessories. Suggestions anyone?