Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bridesmaid Dress

Roaming through the older posts that I’ve done I realized that I’ve been a bit of a tease. I tell you I will update you and then I don’t. It’s not nice really.

If you recall, months ago I was on the hunt for navy bridesmaid’s dresses, seeing as I have 7 (SEVEN) bridesmaids who all have different body shapes, tastes, and preferences.

I’ve been a bridesmaid a couple of times (3) and wanted to be sensitive to the dress situation since I’ve had a few horrible dress shopping incidents myself.

Anyway, if you forgot who the contenders were you can take a gander here.

The winner was:

Alfred Angelo Style 7017S

Imagine that dress, but tea length and not long. I went with navy with a kiwi sash. The dress is surprisingly light weight and will make an excellent beachy, but formal dress. The girls say they like it, but hello, they have to.

I really focused on finding a dress that I thought everyone would like, but when it comes down to it finding that perfect dress for everyone is a lot like that fairytale “The Traveling Pants” or whatever the hell that book/movie is called.

Instead I had a few bridesmaids with different body shapes try the dresses that had made the final cut. This dress, with it’s A-line, strapless cut was definitely the winner.

ShoeDazzle.com – An Update

Y’all know I love me some shoes and when I first found out about ShoeDazzle.com I was so excited at the prospect of joining a kind of shoe of the month club. Especially one sponsored by Kim Kardashian, who always looks glam.

The idea behind ShoeDazzle is that each month a shoe stylist chooses five pairs of shoes for you based on a style survey you take. Of the five pairs that you are shown you can choose one pair and the monthly cost is $39.95.  Sounds good, eh?

I have to admit that after a year of being a ShoeDazzle member I have yet to actually purchase a pair of shoes.

The problem is that the shoes my “stylist” chose for me are more suited for someone who takes their clothes off for a living, stars on a reality show, or models for Victoria’s Secret.

I don’t want you to get the wrong idea about me. I’m not a shoe prude. I have a fair amount of stilettos, prints, loud colored shoes neatly (ha ha, Travis, shut up) arranged at home. I’m not afraid of a little heel even though I’m 5’8″.

But I live in Reno, Nevada. Not exactly a booming mecca of fashionistas like Kardashian’s hood. We have inclement weather, a handful of nightclubs that cater to the fake ID, Jersey-shore crowd and no reality shows filming as far as I know.

I work at a place where I am one of four women so looking as non-whorey as possible is really important. Not that it’s ever really okay to look whorey. Except on Halloween because duh.

Exhibit A.

Yep. Stuff like this.

Exhibit B.

Exhibit C.

I want you to know that none of these shoes are from ShoeDazzle.com because I am trying to respect their terms and conditions. Instead I chose shoes that represent the types that I have been offered.

At this point I’m not sure I will ever purchase a pair, which is sad for a shoe enthusiast like me.