The reason we were in Dallas was because my husband’s cousin was getting married. We were part of the entourage, being secondary sponsors. Our job was to light the candles next to the unity candle in the beginning of the wedding. It was nerve-wrecking because we were the very first ones to walk in because we had to “start” the ceremony, per se. I was nervous. When I get nervous, my feet and hands start sweating, so I was nervous that once I started sweating, my feet would start sliding, and the shoes would start hurting.
Finding the right chocolate colored dress for a wedding was difficult so was finding the right shoes to match with it. I had a challenge in front of me.
For months, I had already been searching for the right dress and the shoes to match with it. One day, I was surfing the Macy’s website, and I saw this dress by Kimora Lee. I started laughing, “The perfect color but would I really look good in the dress?” It’s tight. Skin-tight. Every bulge, every adipose tissue sticking out - to be accentuated by the dress and its material. It was on sale. $24.99. Plus, the whole 15% off with the Macy’s card.
I’m not a big fan of brown, so I thought if I bought a dress to only wear once, I shouldn’t spend so much. It was the perfect amount, so I bought it. I bought it a size smaller. I told myself that I was going to work out to look “better” in it.
Two weeks before the wedding, I started slacking off. When I first put on the dress before the wedding, I was panicking. I hadn’t brought a back-up dress, so however it was going to look, I was going to have to wear it.
And I did.
Once I got the dress issue out of the way, it was time to find the right shoes to match. With all the shoes that I have, can you believe that I don’t have any gray, silver, or metallic shoes that would go perfectly with a brown dress? I was searching high and low. I went to DSW with my sister. I went to Macy’s (my #1 store for shoes). I even searched online. I found plenty of shoes that I love with price tags that were unrealistic. Like the dress, I didn’t want to just buy any metallic shoe to match it just for the wedding. I wanted something I could also wear in the future but with an affordable price tag. I was getting worried.
But then I found one.
My husband wanted to buy a new suit for the wedding because his old slacks were too short. (I guess he grew?) He decided to check out Burlington Coat Factory. After all, they have a great array of designer suits at a cheaper price. While he was searching for suits, I decided to go to my favorite section — the shoes. While I was there, I found the perfect metallic pumps for $29.99. They’re the ones you see me wearing. When did I find these shoes? The day before we left for Dallas. Talk about cutting it short. :)
The lesson of my long-winded story? Patience is a virtue. Don’t rush.
The right item will come to you, and it will be perfect when you just let yourself love an item that you’re planning to wear and not just buy it because it’s getting close to crunch time and you think you’re not gonna find anything else. :)
I picked my mom’s dress. I think she looks amazing in it. I love the design on the top part of the dress. :) And, of course, I included a picture of my husband in his suit. He doesn’t need my help getting dressed. He’s got his own preppy with a twist style that I love.