Wednesday, November 04, 2009

red dress

I was going to do a post about the Smith College event that Anna & I attended, but fellow author Jeannine Atkins did such a nice write-up on her blog I thought I'd just link there!

So since I'm not writing about that, I can spend more time doing my most present distraction: SHOPPING!

Okay, even when I was young there were two things I loved reading about in books. Food (which is why I loved Farmer Boy) and clothes (which is why I loved Ballet Shoes). I loved reading the descriptions of what the characters wore, their imaginings of the perfect party dress, and pretty clothes that they sighed over.

Which is why I claim that as one of the excuses for my current preoccupation: looking for a new dress. I have to admit, just like the girls in the books I read, I love pretty clothes and looking at them (trying them on is a different story--sometimes a bit disheartening--which is why I love online shopping)).

So, even though I have plenty of time to look with my Today Show appearance scheduled for Dec. 4th, I've been hunting relentlessly. Some suggested the blue dress but I think I would like something red, something that will be bright and lucky...something like this:

which is my recent splurge (though I can still return it). It's a bit dressy compared to what other authors have worn, but I feel like it's unlikely I'll be on the Today Show again so might as well go in my nicest duds! What do you think?

8 comments:

laurasalas said...

Grace, you look adorable in the blue. But if you feel lucky and bright in the red, go for it!

You'll shine in either color:>)

Rebecca Stead said...

I think it's very beautiful. (And have been wanting to say congratulations on the wonderful news!! woo-hoo!))

I'm writing Dec 4th down in my book so that I'll remember to watch you . . .

Anna Alter said...

Gorgeous!

Kim Baker said...

Beautiful dress! Definitely bright and lucky.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Grace,

I say wear what makes you feel bright and lucky. Don't think about what other authors have worn. Red has often been the color you have worn for celebrating. One more thing: You'd look great in anything!

Meghan said...

I wouldn't worry about what other authors have worn. I'd go in jeans and I'm sure you wouldn't want to copy that!

Kristi Valiant said...

Oh, that blue is my favorite color and I've always loved red dresses. You'll look fabulous in either. When you try on one and then the other, do you find yourself swishing around more in one of them in front of the mirror? Which one makes you feel more like celebrating? Which lays the best against you when you're sitting?

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