What do I wear?...the sequel

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    Ick. Nay! And I'm not afraid to show skin... but when people see your undies without a wardrobe malfunction... ick!
     
  2. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Nay. Maybe I'm a prude but showing your underwear (or the illusion of underwear) is never appropriate and tacky. Ugh. Dakota Fanning's dress however is :swoon:
     
  3. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Totally love Christian Serratos dress (photo # 33)! I looks like Zac Posen, but they don't say.
     
  4. my little pony

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    you know i'm voting yay because for once she looks like she has had a shower and isnt on her way to a soup kitchen for a free meal. would i like the dress on someone who didnt often look they had a standing appt at a meth lab? no. but baby steps people. thanks for using a comb and soap kstew.
     
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    If I were to give her a yay, it would be for this. Very chic and full evidence of decent personal hygiene.
     
  6. NancyNC

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    Late chiming in on the breast reduction surgery, but I think it is something that can change your life based on the comments of friends who have had it done. My best friend back home was 5'1" and was around a G cup, had reduction because of the chronic neck/back pain and has never regretted it. A co-worker had breast reduction surgery at a fairly young age (30) for the same reason of pain and may have had an even greater benefit from it. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 1.5 years ago (34 years old), she found the lump initially on a self exam. She was not at the age for a baseline mammogram and didn't have any risk factors that would require one. She ended up having the type of breast cancer that genetically has an extremely high recurrence rate and she opted for a double mastectomy. She was bemoaning the "wasted money" of the breast reduction surgery and the oncologist told her that the surgery may have saved her life because the tumor would likely have gone undetected until it was much larger and with a greater chance of having already metastasized.
     
  7. Twilight1

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    Wow- loooooooooove that dress! I would totally wear that! Lol!
     
  8. PDilemma

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    I'm assuming that was a magazine shoot. So I would guess that the Harper's people picked out the outfit and cleaned and groomed her. Can't imagine her accomplishing that by herself.

    (ETA, totally off-topic--so glad this is the last Twilight. Maybe she will go away now)
     
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  9. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    I am too... I truly hope no one thinks my name came from that movie series... I was Twilight1 since 1999... lol!
     
  10. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

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    I never knew my Sexy Divorced Coworker had the surgery, in her early thirties. A mutual friend told me yesterday, I headed down the hall to ask SDC about it. She closed the door, pulled up her shirt and bra and provided me with a first-hand look. :rofl: (I love this coworker.)

    The scars are certainly there but what nice small perky boobs she has, and her body is nicely balanced. I have an appointment with an orthopedist after T'giving to talk about the upper back and neck pain; I'll see what happens after that but will certainly consult with a reduction specialist, then make up my mind.

    Back to clothing. This was supposed to be a very low-shopping fall, but losing seven pounds meant that more than half of my slacks don't fit. I've quickly purchased four new pairs in various cheapie places and on sale. Maybe it's just as well I lost no weight up top, then I'd have to replace shirts and jackets too. Meaning that surgery would cost a LOT in the long run in replacement clothing!
     
  11. cruisin

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    Yes, but think of all of the fun you'd (we'd) have doing that! :)

    I'm jealous of your courage. I wish I was not so chicken. I have felt bad about that part of myself for decades. And I get blisters on my shoulders, when it's really hot, from straps rubbing. But, my OCD side is worried that I'd gain weight if I couldn't walk my 3 miles, the next day.
     
  12. PRlady

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    I don't have OCD, just your usual vain middle-aged woman's weight obsession and believe me it occured to me what would happen without being able to exercise for weeks. I gained a few pounds from foot surgery immobilization two years ago....

    Now that I know myfitnesspal works, however, however slowly, I'm more likely to risk it.
     
  13. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Can I get my neck done at the same time? :lol: And, can we go to an outpatient place, I don't like hospitals. :eek:
     
  14. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, double post.
     
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    PRLady, if your neck and low back pain are related to your breast size, than your reduction would be a medical procedure and therefore, should be covered by your insurance.


    Oh absolutely. No way she could have put herself together that well. Or her stylist for that matter. And yes, I hope this is the last of her in movies. Meh.
     
  16. Norlite

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    Just to chime in with another yay on the surgery. Best thing my sister in law ever did for herself.

    Unlike you, PRlady, she was a large girl, and hers just made her look even larger. Afterwards she looked wonderful, felt wonderful. OHIP did cover it because of her back pain, I think that's quite common.

    I've been thinking about a lift, myself.
     
  17. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

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    What kind of lift?

    Nobody likes hospitals but this is major surgery and I ain't doing it in some storefront clinic. And if you find a twofer on neck tightening, man, I'll come to New Jersey and we can share a room!

    Today I'm wearing a rather form-fitting periwinkle blouse I bought in Israel and the aforementioned shoes with the teal-and-purple insets with a black pantsuit. (It's remotely possible I might have to do TV today.) You know how some days you look in the mirror and think, I look good? Usually not so many days? Today is one of those days. :)
     
  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see a picture, if you don't appear on TV!
     
  19. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

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  20. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    Just a breast lift. Put the girls back where they belong.
     
  21. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Stunning and already prepped for a kickass television spot.
     
  22. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't have said it better!
    That's a stylish "professional" look. PRlady.
     
  23. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

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    Fortunately no TV today. Fortunately because the stress is showing in my already stressedout face....but thanks.
     
  24. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Looking fabulous!

    So, I got a call from the salon where I tried on the black Rose Taft dress and the grey Pronovias dress. They are having a 20% off sale from Nov. 27 until Dec. 2. Thinking about pulling the trigger. I'm just worried that I'll find something I like better in 6 months. But the lace dress does look really good on me. What to do?
     
  25. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    buy it, the incas say we will all be dead by then
     
  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    what mlp said. The economy needs your support. :p
     
  27. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got my dress today. My daughter and I went to the salon and I tried on a few new dresses. They were nice, but that's it, just nice. Tried on the black lace one again and my daughter basically said - stop now, this is the dress. http://rosetaft.com/rose-taft-couture/ Go to the site, click on the right arrow and click on # 27. It is style #6860. I got 20% off and they are making it specially for me because my measurements are so off for size. I'm 34 - size 2/4, 27 - size 8, 34 - size 2. So, no extra cost for custom size and extra length. And I got it in navy. Now I need shoes. Tried it with my silver shoes, looked weird - too bright. So, the search for navy shoes begins!
     
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  28. PRlady

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    Cruisin, it's just a stunning dress. You have one daughter and one wedding to be MOB, go for it.

    And where the hell do our waists go, anyway? I was once the Scarlett O'Hara of Philadelphia :drama: and now I'm 39-30-37.
     
  29. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! It is perfect for me.

    I think pregnancy does it! I also think pregnancy destroys brain cells, but that's a whole other discussion :lol:!

    I have always been somewhat disproportionate. Always had small hips/butt compared to waist. And the bust measurement is small. But only because my ribcage is so small. But, my waist is bigger than it used to be. It was tiny when I got married and I weigh about the same. Can get the wedding dress on and zipped, but it is so tight around the waist and ribs that I couldn't breathe. The MOB dress actually makes me look shapely - because of the way the shoulders are shaped and the trumpet shape of the skirt. Well, daughter is very happy and so am I. Now, shoes. I did find a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes on sale at Bloomingdales - navy sparkle, in my size. Had a 50% off coupon, on top of the sale. So, I ordered them. They have a 3.5" heel, which may be too high. I'll hang on to them until the dress comes in and see if they work. I can always return them. And the price was great enough to not let them slip away.
     
  30. skatesindreams

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    Those sound promising!