Saturday, 26 October 2019

#SoCS - 25/10/19 - Dress

Welcome to the new SoCS badge.  Isn't it a great picture?  Congratulations to Shelley who won the latest badge competition.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress”  Use it anyway you want.
Have fun!

#SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill - check out her site here for details and participants. 

I am not known for wearing dresses.  Or even smart clothes really.  I prefer jeans and comfy tops.  Nothing fancy or frilly.  My priority is comfort.

But of course there are times when smart dress is required.  Obviously I had a work wardrobe which did contain a few dresses but also a lot of trousers.  Much more practical when dealing with emergency situations.  (I was a school Business Manager which included being responsible for Health & Safety.  Rushing around the school in a dress and heels wasn't my idea of fun - trousers and flats were more my uniform.)

Yesterday's prompt of  "dress" was rather apt as it was my daughter's 4th wedding anniversary.  As the Mother of the Bride at the wedding a dress was almost compulsory!  But tricky.  It was only a year since I'd been the Mother of the Groom at my son's wedding.

Finding another bridal dress was proving harder the 2nd time around.  The designer I'd favoured before had updated their range but it still felt too similar so I was still looking for something different and finding nothing.

Then we went on holiday.  To Wales.  And I stumbled across a very small bridal shop that had what could only be described as "Mother of the Bride" dresses.  But it was CLOSED!  Fortunately it reopened before we left to come home and I found THE dress. (And matching jacket.)

But if my search for a dress was hard don't even get me started on the wedding dress. 

(And the following year I had to do it all over again for my other son!)


  1. I am like you ! I only dress up when I have to ! Otherwise it's always jeans and pullovers. Now for our 50th anniversary ceremony I break my head what to wear ! Probably wide black trousers and a white blouse. I never wear dresses or skirts ! But the trousers look like a long skirt !

  2. And your husband gets to wear a suit. It looks like the hardest thing was finding a tie to match your dress. I love being a guy during these occasions ;-)

    Women have the harder job, but you found a great dress. Good mom, and great job with this prompt.

  3. You have a very pretty dress for the occasion. I remember trying to find a mother of the bride dress - not easy when I don't even like to wear them, but I managed okay. :)

  4. I like the lavender one, especially the hat.

  5. I agree with John. The lavender one with the hat is beautiful!

    Janet’s Smiles

  6. I have a love-hate relationship with dresses. I purged many when I retired and haven't added anything new in a long time. I agree with comfort.

  7. Thanks for all the great comments folks :)


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