Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a little obsessed with Carrie Underwood.  In a completely non-creepy way, of course.

She’s just so lovely and her fashion taste is impeccable.  I can’t remember something she’s worn post-American Idol that I haven’t liked.  But, my favorite of all of her looks was the whimsical cotton candy dress she wore to the 2012 Billboard Awards.  It’s perfection.

For some reason, though, while I remembered loving this dress, I remembered it looking very different.  So, when I saw the dress I’m wearing below on clearance at JCP, I believed it to be a red, cocktail-length version of Carrie’s dress and just HAD to try it on.  Obviously, I was mistaken.  It’s nothing like Carrie’s dress.

I knew going in that this wasn’t one of those “made for me” dresses.  But, since I thought I would match Carrie, I had to at least try (I’m still not sure why I thought that – maybe it matches another celeb dress I’ve seen, and I just got them mixed up).   Regardless, I kinda liked it.  Yes, it’s a little loofa-ish.  But, it’s a pretty color and the twirling action of the skirt was awesome.  Alas, although the front view was tolerable, the side view was decidedly unflattering.  Without a guarantee that no one would ever approach me from any direction except straight on, I knew I wouldn’t feel very pretty or confident wearing it, so I put it back.  With great mourning.

Someday, I will achieve my goal of having a fun, poofy party dress like Carrie’s.  Today is not that day.