Wednesday, November 11, 2009

whereas i return the red dress and the search continues

So, even though my social interaction has slowed, I am still very busy. Not working, silly! Shopping!

Because my red dress search continues. Unfortunately, the dress I splurged on, the lovely dress I posted about HERE, was alas not the one. When I received it (order it from jcrew.com) I was disappointed to see that is was not red. Not even close to red. It was a pretty grayish-pink--delicate and quaint--but NOT RED. I insist on red. So I returned it (actually it relieved my guilt as it was a bit more than I had wanted to spend) and I am continuing my search.

A part of my is wondering if I should just wear the red Chinese dress that I already own and wear in my author photos. But this is one of the few times I will be in front of a national audience and while I like my red Chinese dress, I somehow think I want to emphasize the American part of my Asian-American identity...oh, who am I trying to kid? I just want to buy a new dress!

6 comments:

Mary said...

OH! OK, the NOT red dress is returned...

Ladybugs' Mom said...

Yes! Every girl needs a new dress!!! You'll feel pretty!

pd said...

I received an ad in the mail recently with Asian model.

Kohls - Simply Vera Wang Floral Tier dress, red and black, sleeveless??? too casual???

Whatever you decide, you'll look perfect and LUCKY!

Courtney said...

Hi from a fan. I saw this dress and thought of your search.
http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Solid/She+s+a+Lady+Dress+in+Cranberry
Good Luck, hope you find something lovely!

Libby Koponen said...

we can go shopping in person when i come if you want to.......

Grace Lin said...

thanks everyone! Courtney, I saw that dress (I love Modcloth) and am considering it...