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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Sneak Peek and Give Away Offer

 
Roxie goes shopping at Boston's Mac Macy's
    The pile of dresses on the hook kept growing, along with her frustration.  Roxanne Spinelli pulled the lime green sun dress over her head, and slapping it on a hanger, added it to the growing collection on the dressing room door.  This was utterly ridiculous.  She had spent less time buying her first car, then she was spending on finding this friggn' dress.  It was just a wedding, after all.  Not a damn coronation.  And it wasn't like Dollyville, Massachusetts was the height of the fashion industry any how.

    With a sharp rap, the pesky sales woman was back with a vengeance.  "How we doing, sweetie?  Any of those a possibility?"

     "No!  They all look like shit on me."  Then remembering that none of this was the woman's fault, she added, "I'm sorry.  Do you think you could bring me the other bunch of size 5s?  The ones I left near the cashier?"

      "But didn't you already try those on, dear?"

      " Yeah, I did.  But I'm thinking that maybe a couple of them were okay.  I can't remember."

       There was a moment's pause, and the woman, determined to salvage some of the past two hours with a sale, forced a cheerful "No problem" from her lips.

        Maybe this whole fiasco with the dress was a sign she should forget about going to Maureen O'Kenney's wedding.  Just not show up.   It wasn't as if anyone there would miss her.  And it was even more doubtful that there'd be a decent opportunity to talk to the groom about a future job as a Deputy.  Not in the midst of his own wedding reception.  Plus, staying home would allow her to put off having to face Kevin.  Or rather, Fr. O'Kenney, as it now was.  Sending last minute regrets...a bad case of the flu...work problems...whatever...would save her from dealing with what was sure to be a lot of awkward moments.

        But the thought made her guilty, as if she were some type of quitter.  A coward.  She had just spent time with Maureen at her bridal showers, and had promised, on her honor, that she was going to show up to this circus.  Mo had even arranged for her to share an overnight room with her Maid of Honor, Allison, who always seemed up for some fun, and who had begged for the company.  To back out now, at this late date, would be rather rude, and surely hurt Maureen's feelings.  Besides, she was curious to meet her friend's future husband.  Despite the fact that he was heir to some big ass fortune, information on the internet about him was sparse, and the few images she found were several years old.  One thing was sure, if he still looked anything like he did in those photos, Momo was a hell of a lucky girl.

      The clerk returned with the stack of requested dresses, beaming a I-need-the-commission smile, and dragging along a few size 7s...on a lark...reminding her the store offered free alterations if needed.  Locked in the tiny cubicle, Roxie held up one dress after another, not even sure what was appropriate for "a good friend marrying a rich guy" kind of affair.  For the most part, she was either at school, where the dress code consisted of leggings, jeans, and t-shirts, or at Ruby's, where clothes weren't a huge part of the evening.  She had plenty of apparel for going out to the clubs, and a set of favorite field clothes she wore when she was doing surveillance for her small investigative jobs, but none of those seemed right for the impression she wanted to make.  She sure as hell didn't want something that screamed "Exotic Dancer" when she walked through the door, or anything that made her stick out, for that matter.   Blending in was the key, and on how to accomplish that objective, she wasn't sure.
   
     Amidst the generous harvest of styles and colors, Roxie managed to narrow the field down to four suitable choices, each one completely different from the others.  Sighing, she tried every one on again, fretting and fussing in front of the mirror, and wishing she had brought some one along for the benefit of a second opinion.

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     Poor Roxie!  She's been in that dressing room for several hours, and could really use your help in deciding which dress is right for Ted and Maureen's upcoming wedding.  Can you offer her a second opinion?

     Below are photographs of her final four choices.  Select the one you think is the best choice for the Dollyville nuptials, and leave your suggestion in the comment space.  Keep in mind, all the dresses will receive "alterations" before the big day, and accessories will be added once the right dress is chosen.  Roxie will abide by your decision, and the dress with the most votes is the one she'll wear in that post.  In addition, just to make this a bit more fun, every reader who comments will be entered into a drawing for a surprise give away.  (Which neither Roxie or I have a clue as to what it might be, but we're both sure I can find something nice to tickle your mini fancy in my ever growing stash)  Voting ends July 6th, and only one vote per reader.

        Rox and I look forward to hearing from you!  Just no bitchy comments about her large feet, or thick ankles, okay?  She's very sensitive about that. 

Thanks for all your help!

Dress # 1 - Soft summer silk
Dress # 2 - White linen with blue trim
Dress #3 - Pink print cotton sundress

                                 
Dress #4 - Sleeveless geometric print


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31 comments:

  1. I like the white linen dress, but a guest shouldn't wear white because of the bride, right?
    So I'd say the geometric print. I really like it too.

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  2. Thanks Wendy! Got you down for the give away!

    VR

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  3. veo que Roxie es como cualquier otra mujer , el dilema del que me pongo es afin a todas , yo me decanto por el rosa estampado , o sea la opcion 3
    estoy deseando ver que vestido y accesorios elige por fin para el gran dia de Mauren

    besitos

    Mari

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    1. Saludos Mari, a menudo me encuentro en la misma situación que Roxie ... no puede tomar una decisión sobre qué ponerse. ¡Gracias por tu voto. Se le introdujo en el regalar.
      Buena suerte,
      Vicki

      Greetings Mari, I often find myself in the same situation as Roxie...can't make a decision on what to wear. Thanks for your vote. You are entered in the give away.
      Good Luck,
      Vicki

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  4. I like #1, demure and stunning!
    Cheers,
    Iris

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    1. Thanks for voting Iris! I kinda like that one myself.
      Best Wishes,
      Vicki

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  5. Well I like the white dress, but white's not supposed to be worn to weddings unless you're the bride, or it's one of those, everyone wearing white on the beach things.

    Guess I'll vote for #1 then. The soft colors look nice on her. ^_^

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    1. Thanks Kyle! Counted your vote and entered you in the give away!
      Appreciate the support!
      Vicki

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  6. Ok, like Wendy, I'm all for the white linen with blue but it is supposed to be a no, no. Well, ya know what, I'm still going to have to go with it because it is my favorite. If I am forced to change, I do also like the first one. It's summery and colorful.

    By the way, you should never be critical of another woman's attributes :-) It's just not polite and gosh darn it I like Rox and think she's stressed out enough about this Kevin thing!

    Susan

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    1. Thanks my friend! I counted your vote for the white linen. It seems today, anything goes for wedding apparel. Last one I went to, people were wearing capris. And no...it wasn't an outdoor wedding. It was in a banquet room at the country club. Weird!

      See you on Saturday,
      Vicki

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  7. HOOT!! What fun! Ok, here goes, and lets remember these are solely my opinions (wont be making many friends here...)

    #1 - no. looks like the flower girl.
    #4 - nope. too busy.
    So stuck between 2 and 3.
    #3 - very pretty, but I think of a little girl with pink.
    #2 - bingo! my vote. I get the white to a wedding thing, but there is a lot of dark blue and it looks grown up on her.

    LOL... I really wanted to see the green sundress, but alas, I guess green clothing is not in your cards. Thanks for the most fun I will have today!

    Later,
    B

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    1. The white linen it is! Thanks for voting, B. you are a dear and loyal friend!

      VR

      PS. I thought the whole voting idea was kinda clever...lol

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  8. PS and guess what??? More modcloth!! :)

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    1. LOL. Thanks...because of you I made 24 cents this week! Appreciate your help. : )

      VR

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  9. Poor Roxie I hope it all goes well for her :))) Hmmm 1 or 2 both are very pretty I will go for 1 as she has a choice of colours for her accessories with this one.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria! You are right...lots of color choices with that one.
      VR

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  10. I think Roxie should wear the geometric print. Modern and stylish.

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    1. Yes...probably the most sophisticated of the four choices. Thanks for voting, Lisa.

      Vicki

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  11. I vote for the geometric print. Very nice, and has just enough 'spunk' for someone like Roxie without being too overdone!

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    1. Thanks for the vote Debra! Roxie kind of likes that one too, but is willing to leave it up to her new BFFs. LOL

      Vicki

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  12. I like #2 with the blue trim. I'm sure she'll look lovely in whatever is picked though.

    Sarah K.
    kooyhome@gmail.com

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    1. Hello Sarah!
      Thanks for voting, and a big welcome as a new follower! Hope you enjoy the ongoing saga!
      Best Wishes,
      Vicki

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  13. After much internal debate, I have to go with #1. It is subtle and if Roxy doesn't want the whole world staring at her, she should blend in well with the rich folks in this. Second choice is the pink. But not really dressy enough for a wedding IMHO!

    Vicki, if you need accessories, let me know. I've got hats and bags and jewels you can add...

    Sophia

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    1. Hi Sophia,

      Thanks for playing along. The discussion going on here about Roxie's dress is just too much fun. Thanks for the offer of accessories. Once I finally know what dress is the "winner" I can plan for that.
      In the meantime, I'm busy working on Maureen's wedding gown and veil. Doll dressing is not my strong suit, but I'm pleased with design I've come up with. (Poor Maureen's arms and legs are not solid porcelain, so they always have to be covered up) I've also discovered that the clothes on the Madame Alexander dolls that came in McDonald's Happy Meals can be cut off, and nicely altered for dollhouse dolls. I'm constantly on the look out for them in thrift stores and 'antique' malls. Got lucky last week, and found a bag with 9 of them, thus Roxie's shopping trip post.
      Appreciate the support,
      Vicki

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  14. My vote goes to #1 as it's colorful and perfect for a summer wedding. With the right accessories it will look wonderful on Roxie, who, by the way, is a very good looking "doll" :)

    De

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    1. Hi De!
      Thanks for your vote, and your compliment for Roxie. She's used to men oogling her at the club, but she doesn't want that kind of attention at the wedding. LOL
      Best to you,
      Vicki

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  15. I like #2. There's enough blue to offset the white anyways. Amandasue

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    1. Hi Amanda Sue!

      I agree! I don't think it is too "bride-y" to wear to a wedding. More "sailor-ish" then anything else.
      Thanks for voting!
      Vicki

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  16. As hot as it's been in Boston, I would go with the sundress!

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  17. As hot as it's been in Boston, I would go with the sundress!

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    1. Good point, Jennifer! She wants to look cool and confident...especially in front of Kevin...or rather Fr. Kevin.

      Thanks for voting,
      Vicki

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