Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Story of the Great Dress (or could also be titled, Having sisters can be really fun)

Two weeks ago, my sister came into town to attend a wedding.  She and her family stayed at my house, in my guest room and I was able to see her in between the wedding festivities they needed to attend. At one point, she came upstairs wearing the pictured dress.  (This is from the web-site, that is not my sister.)  

I said, "That is a great dress."  She said, "I bought it at Nordstrom three days ago.  It is a great dress."  


She went to the event and came home several hours later.  She walked in my house and I again said, "Wow!  That is a great dress."  She said, "It really is a great dress.  I got a ton of compliments on it tonight.   I am sure Nordstrom still has it.  You should get one."

I said, "You are right.  I should get one."  

My sister is always a size larger than me because she is 4 inches taller than me.  When either one of us has an article of clothing the other person likes, and we want to own the same article, we know what size to buy because we have figured out this system.  It works without fail, 99 percent of the time.  She said, "This is a size ---, so I am sure you would be a size ---.  It really is a great dress."  

Dentist husband came downstairs to ask us something and said, "That is a great dress.  Janice, you should buy one."  Dentist husband wears scrubs 97 percent of his life (he would wear them to church if he could get away with it) and that he noticed this dress, made it a great dress.  He rarely notices clothes of any sort.  This must be a great dress.

You also need to know, some great dresses on other people, are not great dresses on my sisters and me.  We have very similar builds.  We have very broad shoulders and backs, and all of us have these genetically huge, muscular calves.  (Seriously, even baby pictures show us with these round calves of ours but we have nice skinny ankles, so all is good.)  Any dress that comes mid-calf makes our legs look really strange.  Anyway, a great dress on one of my sisters means something and chances are a great dress on one of my sisters means it will likely be a great dress on me.   Great dresses are also fun to find.  

So, without leaving my house, I went on-line, and ordered the above pictured, great dress in one size smaller than my sisters.  It came today.  You know what?  It is a great dress.

11 comments:

Queen Elizabeth said...

I wish I had a sister. Wah.

I will tell my oldest daughter who is not very thrilled with having a sister this summer. Ugh.

noelle said...

i just whistled in my head.

and i can attest to the calves :). you're the only girl i've ever met that was born with bigger muscles in their lower legs than i was.

jennie said...

that is a great dress? Maybe I should check it out too!

jennie said...

whoops! That is a great dress!!!!!

michelle said...

I loved this post! It is about shopping, cute dresses and sisters. What more could you need?

Paige said...

So glad. I was thinking that maybe it wouldn't fit right or something. Now I'd like to see a picture of YOU in the great dress.

Gabriela said...

Ummm, size please (via email). I've done well in the past to order things you've mentioned on the blog-I think I need this dress.

Mindy said...

Janice, that is a great dress! We are going to a Formal event in Maui and I need a dress that I could dress up or down that is extreemily flatering. Thanks

Jeanne said...

I want to see a picture of you wearing the dress. I loved this post! I wish I had money to buy the dress myself because, well, it is a great dress :-)! Love it.

Kari said...

Thanks for the chuckle on the blog! Of course the v-neck, 3/4 length sleeves and black makes ME want it, too. :)

Michelle said...

Is that the dress I admiring today at church? It is great dress and it looks fab on you!