Category Archives: Fashion

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.

A Little Shopping Therapy

Not a lot of wedding news this week. I have a call with our wedding planner today. We have lots to discuss and I know my to-do list is going to grow exponentially after our call. More to come…

In other news, STRESS has been the name of the game over the past few months so this week, in between doctors visits and getting blood work (I’m fine parents, just routine thyroid business), I took myself down to Target and bought these beauties:

A Complete Steal - Target Purse and Wallet

Don’t worry Trav – they were 50% off. The purse and wallet were about $13 bucks each. I know it’s a girl thing, but having a new purse always makes me feel good. It forces me to clean out the old purse; purging the club cards, receipts, and random pieces of paper that collect over time. This was just the treat I needed to lift my spirits.

Happy Thursday! More to come next week – Wedding Business, a new eating plan, and of course more complete randomness from my completely random life!

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