Pressure Purchases

While I am generally a master multitasker, I can be a procrastinator extraordinaire when it comes to certain things. First on my list of delay tactics? Pressure purchases.

I need a dress. Not just any dress…a Mother-of -the-Bat-Mitzvah-girl dress. And I need it to somehow flatter my new silhouette, which features c-section pudge that won’t budge despite my superficial struggle with diet and exercise. I have procrastinated myself into a position where I have to buy off the rack, and I have less than one month until Ashley’s Bat Mitzvah.

Stupid, stupid me.

I carved a couple hours out of my kid-packed schedule to make a first attempt at finding the perfect dress last night. No love for Mama at the bridal shoppe where we located Ashley’s dream dress, or another one I stumbled on en-route to the mall. I failed miserably at a trifecta of upscale department stores, sweating under the hot fluorescent dressing room lights while wiggling in and out of unflattering frocks. I am starting to panic about this pressure purchase, to be honest.

Sunglasses are not a pressure purchase. I can rock them pre- and post-pregnancy.

I managed to find a pretty safety dress at the sixth store I visited, but it goes against the grain. It’s a subtle gold (a color I have never worn–but it’s Mother-of-the-Bat-Mitzvah-girl friendly), and looks okay on a body I am not used to. I didn’t get that giddy “I found the dress” feeling, so I somehow wound up at the Chanel sunglasses counter buying a new pair of hot shades that gave me that jolt of happiness. Delay tactics. I pulled the old bait and switch on myself.

Mommies, do you have any advice for making my pressure purchase post-pregnancy? I am eating a healthy homemade yogurt parfait this morning to give me a jump-start on another go-round of dress shopping, but I need more help than that, please.

Yogurt Parfait




Fat-free vanilla yogurt

Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal (a much healthier option in lieu of granola–it’s low-fat with 9 grams of protein per serving)

Layer yogurt, Kashi cereal, strawberries, and blueberries, and repeat. Enjoy a healthy start to your day!

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10 Responses to Pressure Purchases

  1. Julie Holbrook says:

    There is nothing wrong with purchasing adorable sunglasses. I wish I had some advice for you. Good luck!

  2. kelly cushing says:

    Every hot mom needs hot shades! Luv them!

    Have you tried Ann Taylor online? They have some gorgeous dresses!

    • Mommy Dish says:

      I love them, too! Surprisingly, I fully disclosed the price to Scott and he loves them on me, too. Lucked out!

      I am so hesitant to buy a dress online, but I’ll look for ideas. Thanks.

  3. Cheryl M. says:

    Believe it or not, I got my bridesmaid dresses at Filene’s Basement (not during the Running of the Brides)…they were only $50 each, and everone absolutely LOVED them. You might try there? Or someplace similar?

    • Mommy Dish says:

      It’s funny where you can find gems. One of my friends found her bridesmaid dresses in a catalog and I loved them.

  4. I think you should a) buy fab shoes on line at Zappos and try them on at your leisure and (free) return the pairs you don’t like – after 4 kids, I always felt good with bright, fun shoes and b) have my homemade organic granola in your yogurt…

  5. Betty says:

    I would like to give thanks very much for your job you have made in writing this piece of writing. I am hoping the same perfect work from you in the future too.

  6. Mommy Dish says:

    Good idea on the Zappos. I am a big fan of shoes, handbags, and sunglasses. Accessories are my best friends, especially post-pregnancy.

    I would LOVE to try your granola. I am a huge granola fan! Send me info on how to buy it at please. And thanks for reading!

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