Alterations — Yes, Please!!

Well, what I assumed would happen back in April happened — the dress I got for an upcoming wedding  I can’t wait for is HUGE …and will definitely need alterations. Like, serious alterations!

I haven’t lost much weight since then — just the last few pregnancy pounds — but the dress size was solely determined by hip measurements (we were warned  by the bridal shop that the slip underneath was very narrow).

This meant the other measurements didn’t really matter … which meant alterations were going to be a necessity because I was not going to try to stuff myself into something that doesn’t fit!! (To me, that’s WAY worse than something being too big; you can take something in much easier than having it be let out). Continue reading “Alterations — Yes, Please!!”


Vanity Sizing

Reader and friend Yas sent me this hilarious blog post, “Vanity Sizing,” via The Lawsons did Dallas, and I just HAD to share it with all of you. Enjoy it 🙂

Let me preface this post about vanity sizing by saying even at my leanest I couldn’t wear a 6 at Banana in pants (just skirts/dresses) … so while I found this article funny and sassy and deliciously fun to read, I don’t know how accurate/inaccurate the sizing is at any store anymore.

Today, I just buy what fits my body in the here and now. But, as you know, it took me a looooong time to get to that place, and it’s still a struggle sometimes. Continue reading “Vanity Sizing”