Being a Monday morning, I was feeling a little fragile and I decided I didn't give a shit about being careful with money for once and purchased 3 dresses. Their largest size is a US Large, which according to this conversion website, is an Australian size 16. Even though I had already purchased the dresses on a whim, I then checked my measurements against their sizing information and was deflated to see that it seemed I was about 10 inches too fat for them. Oh well, I decided that they would just sit on the inspiration side of my wardrobe for a while and I would hopefully fit into them one day.
For those interested, it cost me about AUD $300 all up, including $50 postage, so about $100 a dress is great for dresses delivered to your door. Now I just have to stop myself from ordering the other 50 dresses I love...
Here is what I ordered:
I don't think this is the exact dress I bought, it seems to have disappeared from the website, but this is very similar, same price and the same brand
I ripped the packing off and tried them on to see how far off they were from fitting me. The first dress with the feather pattern was too small. The zip wouldn't do up and the dress had no give at all. It is a lovely dress though and I will definitely keep it and hope I can wear it when I go to Byron Bay in February. The blue dress fit OK, I could get away with it, but I would prefer it a little looser if possible. It is much nicer in real life than it looks in the picture. The skirt is pleated and the colour is beautiful. I look forward to wearing it soon hopefully!
Lastly, the dress I most wanted to fit because I had bought it with the hope I could wear it to my birthday dinner this week, was the black sequin dress. I actually think that I can get away with it, what do you think? It is quite short so I will wear black tights with it even though it is summer! I am cold all the time anyway, so I still wear tights most days unless it is a heat wave. Now I just have to brave the shopping mall for some killer earrings and a little bag and I am all set.
The pictures do not do the dress justice because it is so sparkley and gorgeous in real life. I'll post pictures when I am all dressed up properly, in the pictures below I was just about to go to the gym so I am without make up and my hair is slicked back in a greasy pony tail. My birthday is Friday night and we are having dinner in the city (it's actually a family Christmas dinner, but since it's my birthday I'll pretend it is for me) and I am staying in a fancy hotel so I am looking forward to getting ready and having something nice to wear. Yay, I can't wait!