...our school's big dance and auction was the weekend before Thanksgiving. It was an Oscar theme and, you know me and my sequined roots, I decided to dress as...the Oscar statue.
I am that tall. It's awkward. I had to crop out the average-sized-woman next to me because I look like a giant.
Who did I wear?
Badgley Mischka, of course (I had to google how to spell that). When I was looking for "obnoxious gold sequined dresses," I came across Rent the Runway. So I did. Because I was really sure I'd ever have the opportunity again in my life to wear full-length gold sequins.
It was stressful waiting until the day before the event for my dress to arrive, but a few things I loved: First, the website is full of pictures of "real people" wearing the dresses (not all size twos) so you can actually get an idea for what gigantic you would look like in the dress. Second, they send two sizes (for one charge). Third, if it doesn't fit or you don't like it, they completely refund your money (this happened to one of my coworkers). Awesome experience. I need more formal events. I'm considering seeking them out just so I can do this again. And no, I'm not getting any compensation for writing this (although I totally should be. And I should be invited to any formal occasion so I can do this again. And again. Must. Feed. Sequin. Addiction.)
I put the dress on and Charlie said, "Mommy you look pretty." Clara said, "I like dat dress. Can I wear dat dress? Does Elsa have a dress like dat?"
My coworker Bonnie and I pre-event (when we still liked people):
...and us at about 10:45 p.m. when we just. wanted. everyone. to. go. home. So we made duck faces.