The Purple Dress, Maybe the Navy?

Guess what day it is? Wedding Day! Yes, my nephew will be getting married at 4pm today. I must say, it is a beautiful day here in Minnesota. They have picked a wonderful venue, and on the invitation, it states this is a casual wedding. Casual…

I am ten pounds heavier than I was last summer. Yes, this matters! (I can’t stand it.) It matters to me. So I have a purple dress. It is a cap-sleeved tee-shirt style, swing dress. I look ‘presentable’ in it. I bought one in green as well. Since the marrying couple is the outdoorsy type I thought I may go with the green, but I got an oil stain right on my left boob from a stupid bowl of pasta I was eating. I have to drop at least one morsel of food at each meal, or it wasn’t really a meal. (And I wonder where the ten pounds came from?) So it looks the purple dress will be my choice.

Purple Cow. “I never saw a purple cow… ” remember that childhood nursery rhyme? Well, I may look like a purple cow in this stupid dress. I think the purple dress may be a mistake. I am running out of options… I have a navy blue and a sleeveless black dress… what can I say? They were on sale! I happened to like these dresses for casual summer days but a wedding? Ten pounds ago, maybe.

The black dress is for a wedding next month. Yes, another nephew is taking the plunge. His wedding is ‘formal.’ So I have the black that has a beautiful chiffon overlay, almost like a poncho, with a delicate floral gray design. (That sucker hides the pounds!)

It is the eleventh hour. My last-ditch effort. The only thing left to do is to get a tan. (Or pray for an even sunburn.) I got all day! The sun is shining brightly, and the wedding isn’t until 4 pm. The last two days have been raining but today, glorious sun! So, now is my chance! I’m going after the sun, then decision time, purple, navy, or sleeveless black (without the chiffon overlay.)

I’ll be checking back for any advice you may have today. Help. 


Later that evening, update!

I went with … the purple!


And we had a lovely day!


  1. Honestly, they’re going to be happy to see you and have you there. You could show up in a muumuu, and I bet they’ll be ecstatic because you’re family and you are there to support them. What you wear matters little, being there to be a part of this celebration means the world.

    Do you know what your nephew or his sig other’s favorite color(s) are? If so, go with which matches the closest. Zout works really well on those food oil stains for me. Since they are outdoorsy green would be good if that stubborn stain will come out. Otherwise, wear what’s clean and comfortable. You’ll look great no matter what. (I empathize with the weight thing, I lost a bunch, but then I gained five back for mysterious reasons. I’m dropping them again, so hormones maybe? I still need to shed about 80lbs though.)

    HAVE FUN! ❤

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  2. I am a little late, but I hope you had an amazing time at the wedding! I am more than certain you looked absolutely beautiful in the purple dress! You know purple is my FAVORITE color, so I really would LOVE to see pictures!!

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  3. Damn, I wish I saw this post yesterday BEFORE the wedding, D’oh! I would have come up with some awful ‘advice’ or my opinion on the matter (what you look like won’t matter a bean to them, they will be over the moon you’re there to celebrate their big day with them; we’re always more critical of ourselves and aware of ourselves than anyone around us ever is; that sort of thing…) I really do hope the wedding went well and that you were able to enjoy yourself, without worrying too much about those 10 pounds and that purple dress because I bet my right arm (a working, fully functional part of my body) that you looked stunning anyway!
    Caz xx

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  4. I’m looking at this two days after the fact. I am sure you looked lovely and there were no snide whispers about who the purple cow was. We are all harder on ourselves than others are. Having said that, I know how you feel about the weight gain. I have been trying to lose ten to fifteen pounds for about two months and I’m halfway there. There is no joy in it, however, and my clothes (which don’t lie) aren’t squeezing me like they once did, So I’m ready to say fuck it and be happy with where I am. Which will be fine until they start pinching again, and I will be right back where I started, disgusted as hell.

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  5. I like your purple choice… Not so common and not the easy choice… perfect for a stylish and noticeable presence… Lbs may come and go but you look gorgeous in the photos! I hope you had a great time at the wedding! Have a beautiful week, dear Kim ♥

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