Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Red-ish

We were on our merry way to Esplanade when we passed by the push carts in a mall that were selling all sort of random stuff like phone cases and clothes. The girlfriend stopped at one to browse, and picked out two dresses that she wanted to buy. She had to, since she had no more clothes in her empty suitcase. Hahahaha. She came with just 2 sets of clothes and some toiletries, for a 7-day stay.

Then she turned to me. I was just standing in an innocuous corner randomly staring at passers-by. To my horror, she thrust a red leaf-stripe-ish dress into my hands. "Enough, you wear too much black," the girlfriend said. "Hurry up and get this so that we can all get a discount." I looked at her intended buys and the red dress, and grimaced. They looked WEIRD. Like things that I don't usually wear. I shrugged. I don't need clothes. Did the girlfriend listen? Of course not. She bought it for me anyway. I think many girlfriends own a version of this dress too, in different color combinations.

What do I do? Wear it the very next day lor. What do I know? Save for the cheap elastic band, the polyester-whatever thingy (can't even call it fabric) fell fine around the calves. What a surprise. Don't really care that it's dowdy, unflattering and pile on the pounds to the frame. I'm comfortable. Thin, the S$20-dress is great for hot weather and traipsing around. The only sort of shoes I'd match this with, is a pair of flip flops. Nothing else. Except I can't get used to the look, which is really hmmm...bright.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think you look good in colours! and the dress looks so comfortable.
D

imp said...

D: thanks! it's comfortable. i'm just more at ease in black or something darker. but it does put a smile on the friends' faces. heh. so i shall humor them.

gerbera said...

best. carry on humoring me. us.

eveeleva said...

Go Girlfriend! It looks very pweety!

ice said...

Cheery and very pretty! And I'm eyeing that bag! :)))

wei ling said...

Happy dress!

Yuling said...

You look good! How many times must we tell you that you look great in colours and prints and florals! Pile them up, babe. Heeeeeee.

Erm, this kind of maxi dresses are my favourite. Hate that it piles on the inches, but so easy-wearing it's great for those mornings when you just need to put on something fast with no fuss!

imp said...

gerbera: doh.

eveeleva + wei ling: quite fun this easy dress.

ice: more new designs every season. But i like the boring bayswater best. A tad heavy though.

yuling: it's errrrmm....something you can sew... :P but no florals please! Arrrrrggghhhh.

Lady J said...

Nice dress babe! You wear it well... Casual chic :)

imp said...

ladyJ: thanks!

bookjunkie said...

you look good. I never imagined that the dress was only 20 bucks.

jooo said...

Love the vintage-ish prints on the dress. You look so cheery in it too! This is a nice change from the usual black hehe :p

imp said...

bookjunkie: S$20 is great! I certainly refuse to pay S$200 for a dress when something much cheaper can look just as good.

jooo: you're joining in too! heh. okay. i try to wear colors once in a while to show you ladies okay.