Friday, April 16, 2010

Sketch my Dress

This is the only picture I could find of my dress online---beautiful isn't she? I'm sure this was done by someone's boutique or seamstress, but it still helps!

We took our engagement photos on the UVA campus last night and had so much fun. Our photographer is great and I can't wait to see how they turned out...tune in for a sneak peak next week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Things

Now that spring is officially here, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things so far this season. I love the nautical and safari trends so it's been a lot of neutrals for me lately, though I like throwing in some fun accessories to liven things up a bit.

These are J Crew's 3 inch chino shorts, perfect all spring and summer long--I love pairing these with my J Crew Chambray shirt along with a string of pearls.

I think aviators are universally flattering and add a little glamour to any outfit.

I have lived! in this shirt so far this spring. When it was colder I wore it with black leggings and tall boots but now I pair it with shorts--so comfortable. The boyfriend fit makes it feel very gender neutral, like something Katherine Hepburn would wear.

I used to be a Jack Rogers virgin but this spring I decided it was worth spending a little extra to wear these metallic sandals with everything all spring/summer. They only took a few weeks to break in and now feel wonderful.

I found this shirt at Target from Merona, I love 3/4 sleeves and the nautical pattern had me at hello. Perfect with white jeans or shorts.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I said yes to the Dress

So I found my dress, after a few weeks of searching around Richmond in bridal boutique after bridal boutique, I found the one that I'm good with. I didn't have tears, hot flashes, or "the feeling" but me and my dress, we're cool, we get along alright and I think we'll jive pretty well when it's go time. It's a weird experience trying on dresses, I will say. I wasn't sure what to expect but after the first appointment, when you will do something embarrassing guaranteed because you've never stripped down to your skivvies in front of another lady while she dresses you, it's all good. Theres only one way to work out the kinks in your dress shopping etiquette, just go and get it over with.

Anyway, back to my dress--which I love!! It's a Marisa, who I'd never heard of, and I'll just describe the thing because, well, I can't find a picture of it online to save my life. It's a strapless, sheath fit style dress with all over alencon lace that will be a cream/ivory color. There are buttons down the back only half way down with a smaller chapel train we will be bustling as soon as humanly possible after the ceremony. Now I just need to find shoes/jewelry/and a good tailor in Nashville!

I'm honestly relieved to have found a dress that I really like. After trying on close to 100 dresses I was getting scared there was nothing in my price point that I would like...I have expensive taste--it's not my fault! So now on to other wedding details like locking down the DJ, finding some invites, and choosing bridesmaid dresses!

On the bridesmaid note, I emailed J Crew to see if they could send me a few fabric swatches to compare and they got back to me immediately saying they'd be putting them in the mail today. Yay! This is why I love you J Crew.

More to come--we're headed to Nashville tomorrow! Have a lovely weekend.