When It Rains It Pours, Part I

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So, I’ve been wanting a denim/chambray dress forEVER. I’ve been coveting the Rachel Roy light wash tencel denim dress all season, but at $115 it was not for me.

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Last week Old Navy dot com was having a sale and their very VERY light wash denim tencel chambray dress was marked down so I finally just ordered that cuz I knew I was never going to spend over $100 on a denim (or any, really) dress. Matter settled.

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Til I was at TheCurvyCon this weekend and who had a pop-up shop there? Rachel Roy! And what dress did they have there? The much longed-for denim dress! And was it $115? No, it was marked down to $30!!! I tried on two sizes and quickly plunked down some plastic and grabbed that baby right up.

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It wasn’t til I was driving home later that afternoon that I remembered the Old Navy dress. Ooh.

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The ON dress arrived today. Now I love them BOTH. They both have good and bad points. They’re both right about the same amount of money. I could send one back…or I could keep them both. Today I’m showing you the RR dress, and tomorrow, the ON. Maybe you can help push me off the fence cuz I’m walking right on down the line with this one.

Pros for the RR dress.

  • It’s a modern sihouette
  • It has pockets (!) though they’re a little awkwardly low. Or maybe it’s just my short arms
  • The fabric is very comfortable

Cons for this dress

  • The v-neck is a little low for comfort…and I didn’t even DO The Sitting Test, when all v-necks go EVEN lower. It’ll be cleavage for days at my desk at work
  • It’s got that too-big armhole thing going on

Til tomorrow…


7 thoughts on “When It Rains It Pours, Part I

    1. Thanks! When I was young, my mother and I would ride the train every summer from our home on the East Coast to see her family in Los Angeles. She did not fly. She had a frightening experience in an airplane when she was pregnant with me, when returning home to the states from Italy where she’d been living with my father and my sister while he was still in the Navy. Anyway, she never flew again after that experience and so we had to take the train 3 days to Los Angeles every summer. There was always a several hour layover in Chicago, where we changed trains, and about an hour stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the only two opportunities to get off the train on the 3-day trip. In Albuquerque, Indian women would lay out their wares for sale on blankets on the ground outside the train station: silver and turquoise jewelry, beaded leather moccasins, little plastic Indian dolls, etc. My mother would buy me one thing every year when we stopped there, and got herself something, too. I must have had quite a collection of jewelry at some point, but having little appreciation for it at the time, I gave it all away or sold it at little sidewalk sales. This necklace is the one remaining item from those Albuquerque stops, and is something she actually bought for herself, back in the 60s or 70s. Now I love it so much and I’m just sick to think of all the other pieces I didn’t keep. But I guess you can’t live your life keeping EVERYTHING or our homes would be over-run with stuff. But I’m grateful for this one necklace. And I think of her, and our train rides together, every time I wear it.

      Wow! That was a long response to “I like your necklace” !! Sorry, I always feel compelled to tell a story if there is one 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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      1. Awww!!! I feel so grateful too for reading this.. Thank you for sharing your story! That’s the best part – the memories you have – you bring it with you and you celebrate it every time you wear it (the necklace :)) ❤️❤️❤️

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