The Great Dress Debacle
of 2009 (and '10).

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hello, friends. Happy, happy 2010!

My NYE was so much fun and I hope yours was too (I have a sneaky feeling you had a blast!). I'll be sharing more stories and photos in an upcoming post soon, but a little recap first. A hotel suite on the strip, a little party in the room, music, friends, a walk down Las Vegas Boulevard right at midnight, appetizers and bubbly for days. Fireworks and photos. Laughter and smooches. Red lipstick. Love.

Oh, and one little mishap.

In my last post, I mentioned having "one hell of a dress." Ladies, and the few fellows who might someday stumble upon this, it really was. For Christmas, I received a gift card to one of my all time favorite places to shop, ModCloth. (Thanks, Mama!) I scoured page after page of gorgeous dresses and finally decided on the one I had to have.

May I present to you, THE dress.

{Insert oohs and ahhs.}

I love everything about this dress, especially the extra piece of material in front that can hide the many crab cakes you may have devoured prior to the ball dropping... So, yeah, I had high hopes for this dress. When I got it in the mail and tried it on, I was in love. It was tight in all the right places, and because of the aforementioned piece up front, it concealed all the less than right places.

Skip ahead to NYE at our hotel. One of my best friends in the world, Katie Lou, had flown in from Seattle and we were getting ready, dancing to tunes in the bathroom, applying false lashes (the ones I refused to stop wearing for three days) and putting on our dresses. Scratch that. I was attempting to put on my dress when I realized the zipper wouldn't budge. As we were frantically trying to work with the busted zipper, I realized that the last week of eating my mom's apple pie (for breakfast, lunch and dinner) hadn't left much room to work with... or to breathe.

Finally, we had to call in the big guns - the boyfriend. Jenner can pretty much fix any problem and I knew he was just the guy to save my dress, my evening and my pride. Um..., not so much. We tried everything and for a beautiful, split second the dress zipped. We all let out whoops of accomplishment. Then the whole back blew out. Yep, I literally busted right out of my dress. Now, we can blame the zipper, but let's keep it real here - the zipper didn't help, but it was me and all that apple pie.

What did I do? I threw on my jacket and wore the damned thing anyway. I also had a good laugh or two and decided now was as good a time as any to start thinking about adjusting my resolutions to include easing up (only a little, of course) on the pie. And the chocolate. And the cheese. In the end, it was a fantastic night - even if I had to wear my jacket for the entirety of it and by the time we hit the Hard Rock, I was sweating due to said heavy jacket. You know what, though? My mom's pie is totally worth a few extra pounds. :)

Here's to homemade apple pies, new dresses and being able to laugh at ourselves. Oh, and here's to 2010!


  1. oh i love everything about this!!!! you're amazing and gorgeous and i bet you rocked that dress, busted zipper and all!

  2. this is amazing!
    gorgeous dress!!!

  3. Hilarious! And I love that you just went with it.

    p.s. the dress is cute -- hope it is repairable!

  4. Umm, you are adorable! The dress is amazing and you look great! So glad it all worked out!

  5. you are so silly and GORGEOUS by the way:)

    happy new year!

  6. I am sure you looked gorgeous, broken zipper and all! :) I LOVE the dress... so perfect. :)

    Happy New Year!

  7. Oh the humanity!!! And now you have an awesome story about perseverance, overcoming obstacles and making it work Tim Gunn style! What a great way to start the New Year! :)

    ps - you are such a great writer!

  8. You guys are too great! Thanks for helping a gal out and making her feel a little better!

    and you always look so gorgeous.
    Great dress.

  10. oh no!!! pie is so worth it though. glad you still rocked the dress!

  11. That's what makes you a cool chick. You go with the flow and have a fab time anyway. LOVE the killer dress, headpiece and red pout!

  12. Whatd I SAY? That's my bug for just throwin on a jacket and saying EFF IT. YAY to pie. You're fabulous and this is why you're my friend.

  13. Pie + an amazing dress + supportive boyfriend & friend + one gorgeous girl = clearly the best time ever.

    You're so funny! And pretty. So pretty.