"I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright, and I pity any girl who isn't me tonight!" (Yes, I still sing this out loud from time to time)
Even though I'm an adult, I still like to play dress up sometimes. I have little fashion shows in my apartment and sometimes like to just dress up in clothes I rarely get to wear, because I know they look cute and I hate seeing them lay in boxes in my closet. And yes, I've worn stiletto heels and a cocktail dress to wash dishes before. Scrubbing dishes and looking fab.
In college, I would go try on prom or formal dresses because it was fun to play dress up and pretend that I had glamorous places to wear these dresses to on a regular basis. Plus, who doesn't like to put on a pretty dress, nice pair of shoes and jewelry every once in a while? It's like playing with life-size Barbies, except you're the Barbie :)
I bring this up because during Thanksgiving I stumbled upon a formal, black-tie event dress I bought during college. At the height of poverty, I walked into the former Marshall Fields and went to play dress up in the women's department after an awful day at class. I came across a long, black detailed dress with crushed velvet paisley pattern (trust me, it's gorgeous) and would stare at myself in a full-length mirror for awhile, admiring how gorgeous I looked. Then, I finally bought it and never wore it. The tags are still on it, but I had to have it because when I tried it on, it looked like it was painted on me.
And trying it on again recently made me smile because five years later, it still fit pretty well (although a few more days at the gym would help) and it still looks great. It needs altering at the hem, but it still looks good :)
So here's me in my latest dress up adventure in the above mentioned black dress. The picture isn't great (or overly flattering) because I'm sandwiched in my parents office, trying to take the picture in the mirror, but I think you get the idea.
Does anyone else still play dress up? It doesn't have to be with a full gown, even sometimes dressing up in shoes or jewelry to sit around the house is fun!