Monday, May 31, 2010

procrastination technique...or help me decide what to wear to the newbery banquet!

So I've been pretty busy and have lots of things to blog about-- BEA, my last school visit of the year, visiting my parents in Upstate NY...but my current obsession is trying to figure out what I should wear for the Newbery Award Banquet at the end of June. This truly has become an obsession. Such a distracting obsession that I have promised Squatchie that I will get the dress question settled by the end of the week and actually get some work done (did I mention that I have a novel I have to write?)

But can you blame me? This is like the Oscars for children's book authors! Really! I've been scouring the web to see what people have worn before and found this:



So, I've been mulling over my dress options. The practical side of me says I should wear a dress that I already have in my closet...but you know me and dresses!

For a while I have had my heart on this Anthropologie dress that I saw online:

but I can't find it ANYWHERE in my size (or even a size that could fit with some tailoring). I have searched and searched. sigh. So, I've had to discard this dress dream and move onto other possibilities (fyi, it's the "painted lotus" dress if anyone has any connections with Anthropologie outlets or has it and wants to sell it to me...)

And the other possibilities include this green lace dress, the same color as my lucky jade bracelet:


Or this raspberry one, that reminds me of the roses that blooming outside:


What do you think?

15 comments:

Boni Ashburn said...

I love the raspberry one! It's beautiful :)

Leslie Hawkins said...

I love the green one... that would be perfect, I think. You'll look lovely in anything!

Laura said...

I don't like to give up...and dress shopping/brain storming cannot be underestimated as a wonderful procrastination tool. I want you to have the dress you really want. Sooooo, how about faxing a letter to Anthropologie and tell them HELP.. THIS IS THE Children's lit..OSCARS!!
fax # 800.474.8858
maybe include a link to your blog and books!
I am going to keep looking! : )

Elisabeth said...

My vote's on green too...

ChatRabbit said...

LOVE the green one! : )

Valarie said...

I LOVE the green one, and can totally see you in it.

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

I bet Anthropologie will help, but honestly, the green is gorgeous and the red really does look like roses. You can't go wrong.

Anonymous said...

green!!

Genevieve said...

The green is beautiful and striking, especially with a jade bracelet. The rose is beautiful too.

I looked on ebay for dresses by the same maker as the Anthropologie dress (Moulinette Soeurs)(procrastination techniques, indeed). Haven't seen yours yet, but there are some lovely ones that might work, at least for some of the other ALA events if not the banquet? Don't know if they'd be your size, but maybe tailorable.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Moulinette-Soeurs-Anthropologie-Harvest-Sunset-Dress-2-/130397200873?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item1e5c4761e9

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anthropologie-Moulinette-Soeurs-Sandhill-Crane-Dress-4-/260604488670?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item3cad3cebde

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ANTHROPOLOGIE-MOULINETTE-SOEURS-ENIJA-LOTUS-DRESS-6-/360264025180?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item53e168c45c

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Anthropologie-Moulinette-Soeurs-Pins-Polka-Dress2-/110533840579?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item19bc548ec3

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anthropologie-MOULINETTE-SOEURS-Nightfall-Dress-4-6-8-/200468075927?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item2eacd41597

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTHROPOLOGIE-FLOREAT-STRAPLESS-EMBROIDERED-DRESS-4-NEW-/300431932500?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item45f3237c54

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ANTHROPOLOGIE-TABITHA-Winter-Flame-Dress-Sz-6-/400096050587?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item5d27953d9b

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-228-Anthropologie-ANNA-SUI-Papever-Strapless-Dress-/170492714923?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item27b2285fab

Genevieve said...

A couple more (once I start the search, I tend to go till I've finished my search terms, sorry this is so long!):

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Anthropologie-SINGLE-Silk-Print-Sleeveless-Dress-S-/300433553913?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item45f33c39f9

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anna-Sui-Floral-Print-Dress-Anthropologie-SPRING-SZ-0-/150450900231?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item2307928d07

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anthropologie-Ruth-Green-Strapless-SUMMER-Dress-Size-2-/400125638348?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item5d2958b6cc

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-Anthropologie-Dress-Floreat-w-Cranes-Ret-228-/130396610488?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item1e5c3e5fb8

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, everyone! I still kind of have my heart set on that first anthropologie one so I'm holding off from both the red and the green.

Thanks for all the link, Genevieve--I am addicted to eBay now, hoping that the first dress will show up (though I did like the orange one that you linked to...)

tricia said...

Post more photos! I love shopping (when I don't have to choose or buy anything).

Laura Ludwig Hamor said...

Grace, I hope Anthropologie helps you! You will look beautiful in anything you wear, because beauty is truly from the inside out... but I really want you to have the dress of your dream.

Tarie said...

Green lace dress! Green lace dress!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great choices. Where was the green dress from? It's amazing.