Here's the Little Black Dress I mentioned. Although I already had a wedding outfit in mind, I popped into Dress Barn the Friday before we were due to leave. And there it was. It fit, and it wasn't even terribly expensive. I've seen some other photos from the wedding and noticed that the dress has a real "Hi, I'm Nicole and here are my boobs!" effect, but ... eh, the heck with it. I didn't hear any complaints.
And yes, it's sleeveless. My upper arms are far and away my least favorite body part, but that day? It was way too hot and humid for me to give a damn. And the wedding was outdoors. I brought a wrap, but the wrap sat forgotten for most of the evening. I felt terrible for the people who'd bought long-sleeved dresses in the reasonable but ultimately incorrect belief that October would be kinda chilly.
The picture doesn't really do the dress justice; there's a sort of satiny black waistband running around the middle and a glittery circle pin and a bow in the middle. Black on black doesn't show up well on film, I guess.
So here's a new one. Tonight I was at the rec center. (That's not the "new" part, smartass.) While I was over using the weights, one of the guys who works at the center came over and told a nearby kid that he couldn't work out wearing the blue jeans he had on; he had to wear "athletic clothing." This set off quite the series of events. The kid went over to tell his dad, who was on an elliptical trainer. The dad stopped ellipticizing, walked over to the employee, and pretty clearly said something like "Whaddaya mean, my kid can't work out in jeans?" I couldn't hear the employee's reply, but Dad ended up chewing out his kid so loudly that I could hear it from across the gym. Geez. The poor kid should've just stayed home and blown up monsters on the Xbox.
But anyhow, am I missing something? I'd think that working out in jeans would suck for many different reasons (the heaviness and moisture factors, seams digging into tender places during certain moves, etc.), but why would there be actual rules against it? I've seen people at the rec center work out in the damnedest clothes; I even saw one guy running on the treadmill in what had to be Casual Friday work finery (including loafers). It strikes me as uncomfortable and kinda gross, but against the rules?
So that's what distracts me when I'm sweating it out on the assisted pullup machine. Happy weekend, everyone.