June 03, 2011

Dress Shopping

Wednesday night, I went to David's Bridal with my friend Sarah and the rest of her bridesmaids to try on dresses. I was kind of dreading it, because I was afraid to see what size I was going to need. Sarah showed me the dresses she was interested in, and they were actually really cute.

The saleswoman who helped us said that all of their dresses run two sizes smaller than your typical jeans size. So, if you wear a size 10 jeans, then you'd wear a 14 dress. WTF kind of logic is that?! It's the opposite of vanity sizing. My jean size is between a 4 and 6 right now, so she told me to get an 8 and 10 to try on. Ugh. I grabbed a 6 too, just for my high hopes ;)

I planned on trying them on from smallest to biggest--hoping that I wouldn't have to get a 10. The first dress I tried on fit like a glove, and I was psyched--until I realized it was the 8 instead of the 6 like I thought, lol. But if their dresses really do run two sizes small, then I'm right on target, so that's fine. If I can somehow manage to lose about 10 pounds before I actually order the dress, I'll probably be able to get the 6 instead. Not that it even matters, as long as it fits me on October 15th!

I'm nervous about the whole thing--because what if I GAIN weight and the dress doesn't fit? The 8 won't fit me if I gain even 5 pounds. I wish I could put off ordering the damn thing until the last minute, but she said we have to order 12 weeks before the wedding!

Anyway, here is a pic of the dress--I didn't get a picture of me wearing it, but here is the photo from the website:
This the dress--same color. Black shoes.
The best part about the dress?? It has POCKETS!! After trying on dresses, we went to a shoe store across the street and bought black patent leather shoes. Two of the girls wanted short heels, but I reeeally wanted taller heels, so we bought the same shoes with different length heels. One of the other girls got the taller heels too. I just think heels make my legs look so much better and I FEEL a lot prettier in high heels.

Today is Day 3 of my Summer Challenge. I had planned on doing Jillian's Ripped in 30 yesterday, but I was still SOOOO SORE from doing it three days ago. Then this morning, I was going to do it--but I'm STILL sore. For sure tomorrow!

Or maybe not, as I'll probably be hung over (bachelorette party tonight!!) Thursday I decided to go easy and walk 3 miles on the dreadmill. I did do some incline on it, so it wasn't TOO easy. Speed was 3.0-4.8, Incline was 0%-5%. I walked for an hour, doing 3.6 miles. For some reason, the last part of the walk didn't show up on my total--I got fed up with messing with it, so I gave up trying to get the numbers right.

This morning, I knew I was going to be consuming lots of calories today, so I did some extra exercise. I ran 3.1 miles outside and then did an hour on the dreadmill (walking inclines).

336 calories
So that's a total of 787 calories burned this morning. Tonight, for Sarah's bachelorette party, we're going to a martini bar & grille for dinner, followed by a comedy club, and then the bar. One of the bridesmaids is pregnant, so she's driving... and that means I'm probably going to be drinking too much. ;)


  1. AnonymousJune 04, 2011

    I love the dress! Have a fun night!

  2. AnonymousJune 04, 2011

    I'm the maid of honour in my bf's wedding on October 15 this year and we got our dresses at David's. I wish I had have known that about their sizing because I felt like crying. One of the other bridesmaids actually did. After I read this, I just had to text her to make her feel better :)...busymommy (ps. I hated that we had to order them already because I, too, don't know what size I'll be in Oct. Hopefully not bigger and then we can alter)


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