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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fancy Friday...Summer dresses that don't make you look pregnant

It's Fancy Friday time, it's Fancy Friday time

Sorry, I realize how lame that was, especially since I was singing it to the tune of that old Howdy Doody theme song...It's Howdy Doody's Howdy Doody time!  

And no, I am not that old but I do remember seeing a few old reruns of it when I was a kid and my mom was a huge fan of that showI think Howdy Doody was to her what Sesame Street was to me.  Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Snuffaluffagus, Oscar the Grouch and the Cookie Monster were the center of my word when I was 4 and 5 years old. 

And the mention of Sesame Street just reminded me of an absolutely hilarious stand up routine by Dave Chappelle.  If you want a good laugh, click on that link but I warn you up front, there is foul language so if you are offended by such don't click on it or if you have kids around or are at work, hold off until you can watch and make sure you go potty first cause that stuff is straight up funny!

Okay, okay, back to Fancy Friday.  My mind is 'a wanderin' today, which is, by the way, still Thursday when I'm writing this because I have a first grade field trip to Patterson Farm today to pick strawberries so I planned ahead.  

You're welcome.   

When Michelle and I were out shopping last Saturday, she was in search of  a few casual summer dresses since she plans to spend a lot of time at the park and the pool this summer and I'm all about some comfortable summer dresses so I was helping her look and thinking I may find myself a couple too. 

Well, I don't know if y'all have seen the casual dresses that are out in the stores right now but the majority of them seem to be tailor made for twiggy, Olive Oil body types which most of us are not, and thank God for that. 

Many of them looked a bit maternityish and let's face it, no unpregnant woman ever, ever wants to wear anything that could put the "is she preggers?" question in anybody's mind!'s Fancy Friday is all about casual, summer dresses that hopefully will not give that impression.

First up, is this little summer escape dress I found on Athleta.  On sale for $44.99 and comes in four colors.

Also found this Santonrini dress there.  Love this one.

These next three I found at Nordstrom... That white one makes me long for the beach.

I found this long surplice knit dress at Garnet Hill.  It has an easy silhouette with a Grecian "twist". Graceful neoclassical style highlighted by twisted shoulder straps. Fitted crossover surplice bodice with a front and back V-neck. Flowing maxi-length skirt. Made of a stretchy cotton/rayon blend. I couldn't have said it better myself, so I didn't.  And you will have to click on that link to check it out because the pic would not cooperate and I'm now trying to watch Grey's Anatomy while I'm doing this and a crazy, psychopath is shootin' people up all over the hospital. 

I was pleasantly surprised at the following three I found at Victoria's Secret.  This  off the shoulder tee dress comes in 9 different colors and is on sale for $29!  I love the melon floral print best.  

This strapless bra top dress also comes in nine colors and supposedly gives enough support to keep the girls up.  I have some doubts about that but I'd be willing to try it.  

This embellished v-neck one comes in 3 colors.  This would make a great swimsuit cover.

The next four can be found at Boston Proper and I love them all! But you will have to click here to see one of them because it was another photo that just would not cooperate tonight and this episode of Grey's has got me way too on edge to troubleshoot right now.

I found this sexy embroidered maxi dress at Venus.  I love the fancy little crochet trim.  I didn't know crochet could actually be sexy.  You learn something new every day.  And it also comes in black and turquoise.  I think I'd have to have mine in turquoise. 

This cotton embellished number with the cute little rope belt can be found at Macy's.

 And lastly, I found this wood-embellished swing dress at Spiegel.  Very beachy.

And that concludes this edition of Fancy Friday.  
Hope y'all have a great weekend. I am headed to the North Carolina Wiener Roast (a great big Dachshund festival) so I am super psyched about that and will be back Monday with plenty of Dachsie pics!

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