Or my LBD LOD – little olive dress.
This is a dress I bought at Ross of all places about 4 years ago. I tried it on and asked the BF’s opinion. He said, and I quote, “it looks like a paper bag”. I left it behind. Then realized he was crazy and just used to the more bodycon fit of the time, and went back the next day hoping it would still be there. Things sell FAST at Ross, as we know. It was. I paid the $8, yes only $8, for my now most versatile dress I’ve ever owned.
I have the ubiquitous LBD, as prescribed. It’s nice. But I’ve worn it 3 times. In over 4 years. Yep. Not THE dress for all occasions as I’ve been told. At least not for my life. Now, the olive dress . . . it works in FL and in Tahoe. It’s neither too dressy nor too casual. It is, well, just right.
Last weekend we got ready to go out on a dinner date. I eagerly put on my newest red dress I wanted to wear. Problem was, we were only going to Olive Garden at like 5:30. Not exactly cocktail attire appropriate. As BF rightly reminded me. So, off came the red dress and on with the olive. Perfect. (I’ll save the red for after dark and a fancy restaurant.)
It was that night that I realized I’d had my ‘LBD’ all along. My humble little ‘paper bag’ dress, as I affectionately think of it.