Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What I'm Wearing & #iPPP

It's Listen To Your Mother Week around here and today I'm talking about what I'm going to wear on the day of the big show.  Not only am I a co-producer/director of the show, but I am also going to be doing a reading.  I will be on stage!  So, what I'm wearing is a very big deal, to me.

I found myself with an hour of child-free time last Friday evening so I set out to find the perfect dress for my stage debut. I went to the place for high fashion, Marshall's.

Look #1: My Hippie Dippy Dream Dress
Part of me wants to dance in a field and make flower headbands.  No shit.  I would love it.  I would learn to play guitar and finally learn to love quinoa.  That version of me would wear a dress like this one I tried on the other night.   I mean right?  Except when I put it on I got a let's go baptize someone in the river vibe and it just didn't feel right for the stage.

Look # 2: Disguising My Pear Shape
This color reminded me of a dress I wore in 1988 when teal was all the rage.  I loved how it concealed my lack of a chest and made me look more balanced (the top matching the bottom kind of thing).  At first I felt curvy in a good way and I liked it.  But then I felt little grandma-ish, like this might be more I'm the hip mother of the bride and less I'm making my stage debut and there ain't no stopping me now.

Look # 3: Bold Neckline 
I loved this dress.  It was comfortable, easy to dance and walk in, and it was just fun.  The color worked for me.  BUT the neckline was a little too low for my stage debut. I worried that I would be worried the whole time about what I was revealing with my dress, not my words.  
The socks really make this look, don't you think?

Look #4: The Safe Little Black Dress
There's nothing risqué or spectacularly special about this dress but it's comfortable, covers what needs to be covered and isn't completely unflattering.  And it was only $15. 
I am embracing my pear shape these days
and it's pretty liberating.

I am 95% sure that look # 4 is the one I'm going with on show day.  The only thing I'm 100% sure about is that even almost 40-year-olds can have fun and look ridiculous taking selfies in dressing  rooms like all the kids are doing these days.  

pleated poppy It's been a long time since I linked up with what i wore wednesday.  So happy to be back. WIWW link up was started by blogger/business woman extraordinaire, Lindsey, as a "fun way for us to encourage each other to simply get dressed each day, and get out of our pj’s or yoga pants." 

All the pictures in this post were taken on my iPhone. Come play with me on Instagram.

Now link up for the #iPPP 
Angela Amman (my LTYM co-producer and #iPPP co-hoster) and I want to see your funny, yummy, heartfelt,  favorite phone photos from the week!  Your post can be about anything, as long as it contains one picture from your phone.  Link up below and don't forget to visit some of the others!


  1. They're all pretty gorgeous. Even the baptismal gown :) xo

  2. I love the teal on looks very flattering (and stunning) .
    The green is very pretty too, shows you off. :)

    Break a leg this weekend!

  3. I love the black one, too. Though the hippie one is the one that I gravitate toward, the one I wish I could pull off.

  4. I think you are adorable, regardless of what you wear. But what is most important is that you are comfortable. I know your show was amazing!

  5. Fits just as it is described. I got so many compliments when I wore it out that it was probably one of the best dress purchases I've ever made! And at a fraction of the cost.