Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Desperate and exasperated

There comes a time in a woman's life when she has to admit (painfully) that she's past her prime.

About 8 years ago, I must have looked resplendent in an elegant white designer gown at a friend's wedding because I could still remember how my date's jaw dropped when he saw me walking into the hall.

I was much slimmer then. My hair was long, shiny and natural. The dress hugged all the right places and accentuated my taut and slender figure. Sigh.

Fast forward. I have a wedding to attend in three weeks and I'm desperately looking for something to wear. As the wedding will be held in Hong Kong, I'm trying to avoid wearing black on an auspicious occasion. In my fervent attempt to salvage what (little non-black dresses) I have, I pulled out that expensive designer gown and paraded before my kids.

"Hideous! It makes you look FAT!", the kids chorused.

Really? I used to look so good in it.

"Put it away for good, please!"

Oh well, it's time to go shopping. I must admit that shopping is becoming such an ego-deflating exercise that I have almost stopped going altogether. Looks like I'll have to make that dreaded trip soon. It'll help if I can manage to shed some weight.

23 comments:

auntielucia said...

Hi Blur, if u r going to a HK wedding, white may not be a good color to wear too. Try something peachy? And, no u r not past yr prime lah! Puhleeze!

Anonymous said...

Your smile is enough to kill and your figure is still svelte, Ting!

Ji said...

I think you still look great. I agree that we cannot help feeling 'old' sometimes, esp. when the metabolic rate slows down and it is harder to shed those extra calories. But looks is not all about having a slender figure, you have a fantastic smile and a great personality too!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh.. I understand how you feel.. but if you step back and take another good look into a mirror, you'd see someone with a great smile, great hair and most importantly a wonderful heart. :)

Blur Ting said...

Auntie Lucia - Oh no! I just bought a black and white one today!

Blur Ting said...

Anon - Haha, thank you! :-)

Blur Ting said...

Ji - Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going for lose fitting clothes these days. Be kind to myself :-)

Blur Ting said...

OKC - Oh, thank you! You're so sweet.

Nick Phillips said...

That is one reason why the only clothes I buy these days happen to be running gear ... LOL!

Amel said...

IMHO, you look SO GREAT still for a Mommy with two teenage kids. I don't see why you'd not be able to find some nice dresses that aren't black. :-D

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Argh! That's what I SHOULD be doign!

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Believe me, I've tried. I'm so used to wearing black, most colours look weird on me.

waterlearner said...

You look ok. This modern world is just going mad about being slim.

auntielucia said...

If u must wear black or black n white, just add some blink n jade, to underline it's a festive occasion? :-D

Malar said...

You look great and most importantly you have warm heart! I bet your smile will still "jaw drop" many man in HK!
Try red colour dress! If i'm not mistaken, red is auspicious colour for chinese right?

amy said...

No black or white for any wedding! White is reserved for the bride and black is for the black widow!

Did anyone mention passing her prime... hello what are you talking about?

Blur Ting said...

karen - You're slim mah. If you start putting on weight, you'll start to fret too! :-)

Blur Ting said...

Malar - You're so kind! I have started jogging again. Desperate lah!

Blur Ting said...

Amy - Yes ma'am! I'll go shopping!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hm.. actually, you don't need a long dress unless the wedding is really formal.. how abt something floral or pants with something sparkly? :)

Blur Ting said...

OKC - I might just do that as I already have a sparkly top.

waterlearner said...

How's shopping? Any photos to show?

Blur Ting said...

Water - Aiya, no time to shop. I'm just going to wear what I can find in my stash.