Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wedding Fever

Today my lovely bridesmaids and I took our first trip to the bridal shops. It was quite a feat since I had no idea what sort of look I was going for. The only thing I knew was that I didn't want it to be that puffy and I want it to be part of a less formal setting. With no expectations for a dress, the hunt was going to be tough. But they were really good sports, especially when we went to Alfred Angelo without an appointment. The consultant kept adding to my pile of dresses which took quite a while to get in and out of. It was really funny because I could tell by their initial reactions whether they liked it or not. For example, a response of a short pause followed by, "Do you like it?" meant no go. While an immediate, "That is so sweet, so you." meant yes. I love how nice my friends are.

Shopping for a wedding dress is unlike shopping for any other. Browsing on the internet does not help you find something that suits you.

For example, I really liked the simple and elegant dresses with a waist that ended at the hips and had an A line skirt, like the dress below. What I learned today: that type of dress makes me look like a long-torsoed, short legged woman. Not the look I'm going for.

I did discover however that the lace bodice is really beautiful and romantic. Just the feeling I was hoping to find.

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We found this romantic beauty at Rene Strauss. It was so pretty. I loved the hint of lace in the underskirt. Sadly, out of my price range. WAY out of price range. I find it hard to justify spending so much money on a dress you'll wear only once.

At Alfred Angelo I found a dress that was different, but pretty also. Not as romantic, a bit puffy, but I loved it anyway.

Being that I am extremely indecisive, this decision will be tough. But the search is not over yet.
I am still on the hunt for this Eden Bridal beauty.


I think after trying on the ones today that the lines at the waist on this dress will help me not look like a disproportionate bride and the simplicity of the skirt will be just formal enough. Where are you dream dress!?!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Verdict

Nine West Jojus
They are simple, classy, and satin. I thought the interlocking straps was a nice echo of the interlocking/twisty knot going on at the waist of my dress. Only one problem, I'm a flats kinda girl and these are the highest heels I've ever owned. When I tried them on my calves immediately experienced a shooting pain. But when I looked in the mirror, the pain seemed worth it. They are actually pretty comfy on the feet considering I only had them on for a few minutes. We'll see what happens. I hope I don't slip on the dance floor tonight.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I have a wedding to go to this weekend. After freaking out about having an appropriate dress, I am now freaking out about shoes. I have some pretty boring strappy patent leather low heels, but have an urge to spice up the outfit with something more colorful...
What do you think?
a)Betsey Johnson 'Mackenzie' Pump

Too racy?

b)Donald J Pliner 'Zudora' Pump
Too boring?

c)Nina 'Fenella' Peep Toe Pump
Too conventional?

d) Cupid's Arrow Peep-Toes
Too Casual?

I'm not sure which way to go...
Though, I'll most likely end up wearing what I've got. Cause I like to covet, but don't like to spend.