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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The R&R Dress Diaries...Part 1

Last year when my husband was deployed I spent countless days at the mall buying a shirt their or a skirt here in hopes of finding the perfect outfit to greet my husband in for his R&R (Rest & Recooperation). I always thought it meant Rest & Relaxation , but whatever back to the story hehe.

I admit from the start of the deployment I said "Eh I'm not gonna go crazy over what to wear for meeting him at the airport for R&R" but I got sucked into the hype of it all and here I am again at a crossroads of choosing that eye popping outfit. You know the outfit that you dream when he sees you he will run to you and you will run to him like Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" or Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in "The Bodyguard". In reality (at least in my case and some of my friends)the fact of the matter is hubby is so happy to arrive home that yea you give that infamous homecoming hug/kiss and then usually your little rugrats are running towards him to give their welcome home hugs and that outfit that you just spent countless days or weeks shopping for officially just kind of unintentionally gets glossed over.

Lest not forget I am plus sized and heels aren't always my best friend, so in essence this tends to ruin alot of my outfit choices. You see when going to the airport, you never know how far your going to have to park. The idea of me having to do anything other then get out of a car at the curb and walk into the airport,without having to actually walk through a airport parking lot(in heels)is a nightmare.

Ok I have to be fair and say this definitely doesn't happen in everyone's situation but I'll be damned if it doesn't always happen to me. With that said I am on a mission to find the perfect outfit because I miss being sexy and cute. I miss having someone to dress up for besides myself so this is what I am most looking forward to . I doubt it will happen but can't I dream :)

So far I have 3 different outfits picked out:

1. The Yeah Right: This is the outfit that I actually think I could pull off as far as wearing goes but how in the hell do I look showing up at the airport like this

2.The Maybe: Ok this dress doesn't look to out of the ordinary. I find it to be very class comfy and can definitely dressed up with some cute costume jewelry. It also is a convertible dress which means it can be turned into 22 different dresses. The price tag of a hefty $188.00 makes me go mmmm maybe...NOT. Yeah I admit I'm queen of cheapism (is that even a word?)

3.The Let's Get Realistic: This is what I am pretty sure I'll wind up wearing because I know that I am just set in my ways and just refuse to sacrifice comfort for fashion(even though I am a pretty fashionable plus size chickie). It also doesn't help that I live here in Hawaii where it can be warm randomly and if their is one thing I can't stand it's being hot and cooped up with to much clothing on like stockings, a girdle, heels...omg it all gives me a instant anxiety attack thinking about it. Ok so here is the last pic of what I will probably wear jeans a shirt and flipflops a far cry from the outfits above. For the record it won't be this outfit persay, but you get the idea.

As you can see I entitled this blog the R&R Dress diaries...reason being I can be a pretty indecisive person and I have a few weeks before I have to come to a final decision. I figured it would be fun for my awesome readers to get a chance to tune into the decision making process.

Any suggestions or stories of what you wore for your R&R , homecoming, or partners graduation feel free to share them in the comments section.

Hooah & Smooches


  1. I think you need to be comfy, there is nothing more annoying than going to greet hubby and you are fussying about in a dress and shoe ensamble that you never wear in everyday life.

    I'm looking forward to greeting my hubby in the Shabby Apple dress I won and a nice pair of flats!!

    you'll find the perfect outfit! They are just happy to be home!! LOL!

    Hope you had a great holiday! Wishing you all the best in 2010!!

  2. When my DH came home for his R&R, I had also SWORN that I would just go to the airport wearing my ratty jeans and a t-shirt. However, the day before I picked him up I picked up this great dress from Anthropology (I LOVE that store!!!). Thankfully it was on sale.

    I always ask my DH what he wants me to wear and he replies "you look good in anything honey" which is a bunch of bull. Yet, he was very specific on what my makeup and hair should look like... my hair was to be parted on the left side, "the way he likes it", my makeup had to be light, with heavy eye makeup but a just a little lip gloss, and of course, hoop earrings?!

    I wish you the best of luck in your quest to find the perfect outfit for your DH.


  3. He won't care, wear what you will feel comfortable in...

    I never really dress up. I wear comfortable but cute clothes and do my hair and makeup..but it's gotta be about comfort for me especially when his plane was delayed 4 HOURS for R&R and when he came home at 0230 for his homecoming, LOL

    He'll be happy to see YOU! If you want to go for sexy, buy something special for the bedroom (wink, wink)

  4. I think you'd look drop dead gorgeous in the first dress. Although EVERYTIME I go all out to be sexified for DH none of it matters, we get home and I'm clothes-less. lol


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