Post # 1
I took the events associated with our wedding as an opportunity to do some fun shopping, and ended up with three gorgeous dresses: shower, welcome dinner, honeymoon. At the time, I was living in an area where cocktail parties and other semi-formal events took place pretty often, so I figured I’d be able to wear all of these dresses again (just styled a little differently).
But now… we live in a MUCH more casual area, we don’t go to parties/theatre as often as we used to, and nobody is getting married or hosting events that would require cocktail attire. I’m so frustrated! These dresses — along with all of my accessories — are just hanging in my closet, begging to be worn somewhere fabulous, and I have to disappoint them every time (I’m guessing I’d look a little out of place wearing silk to the grocery store, right?)
So, I need to know: how often do you wear your cute wedding-related clothes? Do you wear them at all? And… does anyone need a friend to go to a fab party sometime soon? 😀
Post # 3
I totally get you. I love cocktail dresses and formal wear and I find myself falling in love with a dress pretty easily. Unluckily for me I also do not get to wear them alot 🙁
Post # 4
Based upon your amazing wedding pics, I’m sure your other wedding-related outfits are quite stunning!
I can related a bit. Now that I’ve had to relocate to a small town in a rural area and am no longer working, I feel as if the only place I can wear my nicer clothes and not look a little out of place is to church every week. So, that’s where I tend to dress up the most. I don’t know if that’s an option for you.
Other than that, perhaps your Darling Husband could take you out for a special date night — a fancy dinner — once a month or so for the next few months so that you can wear your pretty clothes and accessories. 🙂
Post # 5
Those dresses will probably be collecting dust in my closet…. :-/
Post # 6
Mine aren’t super formal, so I anticipate being able to wear them places. But they’re all white/ivory, so I won’t be wearing them to weddings or other people’s wedding-related events.
Post # 7
@Brielle: Aww thank you! I love all of them so much, and it just kills me to see them just… doing nothing.
We don’t participate in religious activity, so church/temple is a no-go unfortunately. Maybe I could get Darling Husband to go out to dinner & a show this summer — we’re on a budget so it would probably only be once, but at least I’d get to wear one of them.
Oh no… I’d have to CHOOSE ONE!! Haha from one problem to another… 😀
Post # 9
ugh. My town is the same way—-no where to dress up. Nothing to do! It is sooooooo boring. It is taken over by primarily corporate restaurants. Literally NOTHING else to do except the frat boy bars or the hillbilly bars. UGH!!!!! I have so many nice pieces that I wear when I’m in Greece, and HATE seeing them tucked away in the back of the closet. 🙁 such a shame. Maybe you could host a formal dinner party at your house with a dress code, so all of your friends/family can use the clothes that are probably accumulating dust in their closets too!! I only have a small apt here, otherwise that’s what I’d be doing.
If you lived near me, I’d dress up with you! lol
Post # 10
@BostonBaby: Hmm. Well, there’s nothing to stop you from planning a special, romantic dinner for your Darling Husband at home, with candles, mood music, some scattered rose petals, your best china, crystal, flatware, nice table linens … You could surprised him with a romantic evening, and, when he gets home he would find the lights dim, the candles lit, a gourmet dinner ready to go on the table, and you in one of your gorgeous, completely accessorized outfits! It may not be exactly the same as going out to a social event with other people, but you can still enjoy wearing your awesome clothes, and he can enjoy looking at you! 🙂
Post # 11
@honeybeelove: I would love to host, but we live in a small apt that isn’t suited to more than 4 or 5 guests at a time really. And TBH… we don’t have any friends up here, so there’s nobody to invite.
@Brielle: You have a point — it can be nice to have a special date-night-in, complete with dressing for the occasion. I guess the trouble is that I always make dinner anyway, usually using table linens and lit candles (though not the good china every time) so it might not feel as special. And… it would be nice to *not* cook for once 😀
Part of the problem here is that we moved from the city, where dressing well was just the status quo. And now we’re away from that whole scene, so my entire wardrobe — suited for the city — stays in the closet. I never thought that jeans, a cotton tee, and a pair of flats could be considered going-out clothes!
Just listen to me, b!tching about not having a party to attend to wear my pretty dresses. I’m having a case of the raining-for-three-days blahhhhs I think.