Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bridesmaid Dresses & Panera

On Saturday, Poodle and I made the trip out to Willow Grove to look for this dress:

We met another one of her bridesmaids, Nicky, and headed toward some bridal shop. We all really expected to like this dress because it seemed so simple and basic, but somehow it was extremely unflattering on both me (no boobs) and Nicky (lots of boobs). Physically, Nicky and I look very different, so once this dress was out of the question, it became tricky as to what style would look nice on us both. Any dress that looked good on me looked horrendous on Nicky and vice versa. Eventually we managed to find a consensus on this one:
All of the dresses we tried on was in the Belsoie line, but this was the only one that looked good on us both. Since Michelle sits somewhere between me and Nicky on the body continuum, we decided it should look pretty good on her too. The color pictured here is black, but Poodle wanted the color to be Bordeaux. This posed a new set of problems because the material was some kind of crepe and did not come in Bordeaux. In the end it was fine, because the dress material can be altered and they will probably be made up in chiffon (which does come in the correct color). For anyone interested enough, the style number is 9020.

After dress-hunting, we had lunch at Panera. It was my first, and hopefully last time there. Panera is some kind of sandwich chain, probably a bit more ghetto and of lesser quality than Cosi. You get the idea. I'm not sure how these places can charge so much for a poorly assembled sandwich but there you go. I got some kind of chicken and cheese panini and I'll admit I devoured it. That is more testament to my level of hunger rather than quality of sandwich. Oh my god. I went to the panera website to see if I could get a picture of my sandwich and clicked on the Frontega Chicken Panini (the one I got). For such a mediocre sandwich, it packed 800 in calories and contained a horrible amount of fat and salt. ACK. That was definitely my last time there.

After we got back to the city, Poodle and I labbed it for a couple of hours before gymming it. Overall, it was a productive Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. ooooh i like it! very pretty. i'm sure it looks good on.

    when is the wedding??