I believe I might have found a dress for all occasions. Well, maybe not funerals or interviews for jobs that pay more than $8/hour, but still— a good dress.
I found this dress for sale at Avenue. It’s very similar to the dresses that are currently for sale on their website, specifically this one. I paired this dress with some tights and some very old flats that I got from Avenue a few years ago and an over-sized scarf I purchased from Hancock Fabrics for $2 a couple of years ago.
I keep telling myself that I’m going to stop shopping at the Avenue store in the mall because they never have shirts in my size and the salespeople are WAY too pushy with the credit cards and the “free” magazine subscriptions. However, Avenue made a really good decision putting their store beside the Payless Shoes and the movie theater. If the store were anywhere else in the mall, I wouldn’t find myself promising to “just look around”. This last visit, I went to Avenue hoping to find some comfortable flats for my new job, and as Payless has either vanity-sized their shoes or my feet have shrunk to the non-existent size 11 and a half, Avenue is the only place I have been able to find shoes that sort-of fit. Well, not this visit. Also, I was hoping to buy a bathing suit, but apparently no one needs bathing suits in July. Anyways, I bought this dress and a tank top (not shown) for around $20. Not bad.
This is my second dress that is this shape and style from Avenue. My first one is the dark brown dress I wore a few posts ago. The length is very flattering, the cut is nice (except when my enormous boobs eat the waistline, as seen above), and with one safety pin in the front, it is very easy to wear.
If anyone has any suggestions as to where I might find some enormous sensible-yet-cute flats for my giant feet, I’d be glad to hear them.