I have less than a week until I walk the red carpet at the premier of Iron Man 3 in Hollywood ( that’s the #IronMan3Event I’ve been talking about on Twitter!)…LESS THAN A WEEK, PEOPLE!!! While my travel and accommodations will be covered by Disney, I still had to find clothes to wear!
As soon as I realized that we were walking the red carpet, I rummaged through my closet, searching for an appropriate dress. Unfortunately this was the best I could come up with…
It’s a really nice dress – so nice in fact, that it’s still being sold (2 years later) in the prom display at Macy’s!
As great as it fit me, and as much as I loved it, it just didn’t feel right for walking the red carpet. I found out on Monday night that a ton of movie stars have confirmed their attendance…and I knew right away that my little black dress was not going to be up to par!
So I went to Macy’s and checked out some of their prom dress selections. Prom dresses? Yes, prom dresses – because my little Macy’s didn’t have a cocktail dress department.
I found some nice gowns but nothing that really spoke to me.
Why is it that after I lose 35 pounds, I am having a harder time finding clothes than when I was overweight?! It’s supposed to be the other way around! Plus, both of those dresses were over $100 and with all of Chris’s car repair bills and my medical bills from my breast lump situation earlier this month, I didn’t really have a budget for a fancy dress.
Then something awesome happened…I was able to sell the tablet that I received to review in January! I only got $350 for it, but that was enough to pay off the remainder of the doctor’s bills and I had a little leftover. That, combined with a $50 Macy’s gift card I received for an event that I was supposed to attend last month (it was cancelled so they sent a gift card since I lost a payment), was enough to go shopping!
I went to a different Macy’s on Tuesday and grabbed about six dresses. I didn’t really love anything on the hanger, but when I tried this little number on…
I was gone, hook, line and sinker!
Of course I won’t wear it with those shoes; I had only brought them along to test out the height that I would need for a long dress.
I have a pair of black heels that look fine with it, and I already have a sequined black clutch that will go perfectly with the dress – and it’s big enough to carry my DSLR on the red carpet!!
I have to admit, I am a bit nervous about wearing something so flashy. It’s really not my style at all!
But I am walking the red carpet at a Hollywood movie premier…Iron Man 3, no less! I figure it’s time to step out of my comfort zone, right?
Stay tuned on Twitter and Instagram next week while I get ready for the big day, I’ll be posting pics of myself when I am all dressed up!
Maybe I’ll even photo bomb Mr. Iron Man himself…shhhh, don’t tell!