Thursday, June 19, 2008

Next mission: safety pins!

A couple of years ago, I bought a jersey dress from H&M for a wedding. I love that dress--it's cheap, attractive, and I can wad it up in a ball, throw it in a suitcase, or shove it under the cat for 8 hours without it wrinkling. So this year, I bought another--a green wrap dress.

Unlike the last one, this dress is a true wrap--it goes on like a coat and ties on the side. As it turns out, every wrap dress I've had prior to this point was a fake--a detail that I failed to appreciate until this morning, when I walked out the front of the building and promptly flashed everyone in the street. Turns out, there's a bit of a wind tunnel effect on our block.

Frankly, it was more attractive when Marilyn Monroe did it.


Aunt Becky said...


I laugh because I've done the same thing.

Althea said...

Have I told you about my band-aid trick? Take a band-aid, cut off the sticky bits (you should have two pieces per band-aid.) Use superglue to glue them back-to-back. You should now have one thing with two sticky sides. Apply to skin and clothes. Great way to keep ones assets safely hidden. Pretty secure, but peels off without undue pain.