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Daily Diary: Dress Shopping Is No Fun

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I have a few functions coming up that require me to NOT be in pajamas. My daughter’s communion for one… and then there’s the red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3. Both events are happening in about a month. I’m not ready for either. Caleb is 6 weeks old. Obviously none of my clothes fit me and everything I try on at the mall just looks terrible.

It’s very disheartening.

While out with my daughter over the weekend, she insisted that I purchase THIS number for her sacrament. I told her it was way too much for that event. She disagrees. Can you IMAGINE if I wore something like this to her party? LOL!!!

I ended up purchasing a Ted Baker black dress – PLAIN AS CAN BE – for the Iron Man 3 premiere but I am not sold on it. It’s strictly back up. I still need to do some more hunting. However, I have a terrible feeling it just isn’t going to work out.

I’ve already combed through Lord & Taylor, Nordstroms and Bloomingdales. There aren’t many more stores I can think of that are within my price range and near my house.

Will keep you posted!

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.