Fact one -- women my age who want to still look really cool and gorgeous, but also modest, do not have very many options in the cocktail dress department; add 50 pounds overweight and the choices decrease exponentially.
Fact two -- bad back plus a knee that has been acting up for over a week equals very slim choices in the cute shoe department also. I put these gorgeous 3" heals on, and immediately, my right knee is aching. Really? Really? How old am I again?
Fact three -- I almost agreed with DH and backed out. However, I talked myself out of that because, really...how often do I get to attend a function that has "Cocktail attire"? Not very.
I did find a dress and shoes after numerous stores where I just knew I'd find the right dress. Not sure what I'm doing for jewelry (I have about 6 hours or so to figure that out) and I am NOT carrying a stupid little bag all night. If my nose gets shiny, I don't care.
Oh and PS....17? 42? Why do zits still break out a day or two before a "special" event. Really? Yes, really.
The shoes.....(dress pic later)