Monday, November 19, 2012

Time to buy a dress

Dom and J-M came to visit this weekend. Saturday morning we had the agreeable job of shopping for clothes for Dom and J-M’s wedding at the end of December! We went into a lot of shops, some of which were very different to others. Dom found several dresses that she liked in Burton of all places (considering the chic French shops we have here in La Rochelle). As they are having a civil marriage, she decided on a very simple purple dress, with geometric black lines, very 60s. Me? Absolutely nothing. I tried on three dresses, none of which flattered my lumpy figure.

We were exhausted after a morning’s shop and the weather was dull and damp so we just popped out for a drink late afternoon. We celebrated her birthday which was on the 15th and talked and talked.

Next time they will be here it will be Christmas.


Lucy Melford said...

My niece and nephew have both got engaged, and are thinking of weddings in 2013 and 2014 respectively, though not necessarily in this country. I should imagine both couples, who have known each other for years, will go for simple, hassle-free ceremonies. But you never know!

Somehow, however, I don't think I shall end up in any kind of starring bridesmaid role. Never mind: if the weddings are in fact in the UK, it'll be nice to catch up with people that I haven't seen for years. One of the pleasures of such events.


Doris said...

Oh wow! A wedding :-D No wonder you need a dress - how about one of those formal, grown up Mother-of-the-Bride suits? They can cover a multitude of sins whilst not outdoing the Bride. Sounds like a lovely weekend, if tiring.

Congratulations xxx

Anji said...

Lucy: Still plenty of scope for new outfit buying!

Doris: I don't know what to do. There aren't many suits in the shops as everything is geared to Christmas and New year - very eveningy