Bossy’s Favorite Thing is not the lighting in most dressing rooms because, sister mercy, isn’t it a miracle we ever buy anything?
Actually this shopping trip was a failure, as most are thank gah — but Bossy thought it was a good opportunity to capture this dress which Bossy wears nonstop from the time the thermometer rises above 60 degrees until it dips back down in the 50s a handful of months later.
In fact, this isn’t a dress at all. As Bossy’s grandmother would say, it’s shmata — which translates from yiddish into rag.
Bossy bought it for about $15 ten years ago, and it’s what Bossy wears to garden in and to hike in and to clean house in and to go out to fancy dinner in, even if she doesn’t go out to fancy dinners anymore. Ditto on housecleaning.
Bossy never looked at what kind of fabric it is, but you can throw this dress in a ball in the bottom of a backpack and it still looks the same, and you can — as a totally random example — wear it as a nightshirt when you forget to pack one and you are spending the night in D.C. with your gays after a sea of whiskey sours and a few hours later you will wake and make the drive home wearing it.
It’s that kind of dress. Any questions?
TaraLB saysMarch 23, 2010 at 8:04 am
I am way more impressed that you’ve been able to fit into an item of clothing, that is not tracksuit pants, for more than 10 years!
cartoongoddess saysMarch 23, 2010 at 8:23 am
Now that’s a good dress!
Dara saysMarch 23, 2010 at 8:29 am
I love a nice shmata!
lora saysMarch 23, 2010 at 8:59 am
I shop exclusively for multitasking, multipurpose shmatas these days. If I can’t wear it everywhere- and I mean everywhere- I don’t buy it.
kristin @ going country saysMarch 23, 2010 at 9:42 am
I have a skirt like that–my Miracle Skirt. I’ll be very sad when it wears out. Though it’s been ten years, so maybe it will never wear out. All part of the miracle.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMarch 23, 2010 at 10:06 am
I have one that’s as soft as a Tshirt that’s been washed 100 times. I wake up in it at my Mom’s and wear it for the 4 hour drive home. She says “are you wearing your nightgown to drive home?” and I say “what nightgown? It’s a dress.”
Amanda saysMarch 23, 2010 at 10:51 am
you are too cute!
Lynn in Tucson saysMarch 23, 2010 at 11:42 am
I have that dress (or one just like it)! Purchased at a consignment shop for $20 and my MIL thought I was paying too much. It’s bullet-proof and makes me look 5 lbs. lighter. Only problem is I’m getting right sick of it and it may be time to start searching for its replacement.
My question is what are those boots? Details, please!
APeetsMom saysMarch 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Dang…I used to have a dress like that…the EVERYWHERE dress…loathe to go shopping and find a replacement…but maybe…
foolery saysMarch 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm
Cute dress. I thought at first you were memorializing the fab lighting, chic color scheme and stylish floors. Cute dress.
The Zadge saysMarch 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm
Forget the dress, how about those awesome boots!
Momo Fali saysMarch 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Bossy needs a sandwich.
Amber Lee saysMarch 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Is the woman in the other stall wearing white athletic socks with those patent leather shoes????
Also, I think I’m going to go on Bossy’s 5 glasses of wine a day diet, because Bossy looks awesome.
Twisted Susan saysMarch 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Did that dress come with those arms?