@potatopotato I feel the same! I have some navy and grey pants, too, but I prefer black. It means all I have to do is pick out a nice top to go with my pants, and I'm set.
I have a work uniform of black pants, a nice top (usually from Loft), and heels. It works well for me, it's easy, and I'm more comfortable in pants than in skirts or dresses. Technically my work is business dress, but our dress code isn't really enforced and most of the women dress like I do.
I never made it to the mall to go dress-shopping this weekend, so now I have to do that after work. :/ Friday, I stopped at the store after work for fruit, bread, and some AMAZING pico de gallo, $10. Then I painted my nails and watched some TV, and passed out around 9:30. On Saturday, I had lunch with a friend. I ended up paying for myself (she had mentioned possibly paying for me to thank me for doing her a favor), $14. Yesterday, I had no plans but I'd been meaning to work on some writing. I needed to get out of my apartment (my neighbors are driving me nuts to the point I might move, and now I have to figure out how to afford to move), so I went to Starbucks. I used a gift card, $0, and got a lot of work done. I think I was there for like four hours. I estimated $100, and I spent $24.
@andnowlights Hmm, I might give the thrift store a try at some point, but since I'm pressed for time to get something I'll probably just go to the mall. I have the opposite problem with length -- I'm 5'3", so I'm used to getting things hemmed. (I rejoice when petite sizes are available.)
@PicNic Thanks for the rec. I have a bathing suit from Modcloth that I love, but I've never checked out the dresses because my fitting room-related traumas over the years led me to believe I didn't have the right kind of body to wear them. Now I've waited too long to buy something and whatever I order would never arrive by Tuesday, the day I need it. Maybe I'll look at Modcloth for future purchases.
@andnowlights Yep, the band wants people to either dress in costume or wear formal attire. I thought about going to a thrift store, but then I remembered I'm a size 16 and probably won't find anything there that will fit me.
@moreadventurous Thank you!
@kentuckienne They're always sold out of my size or don't have the style I like in stock. :(
@kentuckienne Where are you planning to look for jeans? I recently got really great jeans from Ann Taylor Loft, which was surprising. They're really soft and comfortable. I haven't found a pair of jeans that fit me that well in a long time.
I think this may end up being a spendy weekend. I don't have any plans tonight, but I'm going to paint my nails while watching "House Hunters," which is legit one of my favorite activities. Tomorrow, I have lunch plans with a friend. She wants to pay for me to thank me for a favor I did for her this week, even though it really wasn't a big deal and I told her she doesn't owe me anything. I think if we're at the restaurant and she insists, I'll let her pay, but I always feel so weird when people who aren't my parents pay for my meals. I'll probably have to make a stop at a grocery store on Saturday for a couple of things that shouldn't cost more than $5 total. Sunday, I need to go dress-shopping. I'm going to see Arcade Fire on Tuesday, and the ticket requests "formal attire." (That's the most pretentious sentence I've ever written.) I don't have a lot of dressy clothes (my work uniform is usually black dress pants, a nice top, and heels), or many dresses, because shopping for dresses in the past has been traumatic and tear-filled for me. But I don't want to be the one person there who's not in costume or dressed fancy, so I'm going to buy a nice dress. I'm also at a point in my life where I need to have a black dress in my closet to wear to events, nice restaurants, etc., so I'm going to have to subject myself to Macy's on Sunday afternoon. I'm going to be optimistic and estimate $100, because I really don't want to spend more than that on clothes.