Category archives: THE dress

and the bride wore valentino

Cruising pinterest the other day, I literally squealed when I saw the top right image.  “Is she wearing polka dots on her wedding day?!?!?!?”  (I really wanted to, but then that Monique Lhullier magically fell into my lap and I couldn’t say no, so I instead I rocked the polka dots to our wedding clambake)  After a second click I realized that homegirl was wearing the Valentino dress I had lusted after for a greater part of last year, and while they are technically not polka dots, they look that way from a distance.  SO chic and unique, and the rest of their Italian celebration looks equally as fabulous, check it out here.

Photos by Bayly & Moore

obsessed with a dress

For those of you who follow me on pinterest, I REALLY really apologize for filling up your feed with a ridiculous number of white-ish cocktail-ish dresses.  Finding a dress for our cocktail hour has become a full-fledged obsession.  See, we are doing things a little different with the cocktail hour before the ceremony, so I need something to wear during that time so I can save the real dress for the actual ceremony.  I keep thinking it will just come to me and I will know, and surely I am putting way much energy into this search since the actual wedding dress purchase was one of the easiest things I have EVER done.

thoughts?  I always LOVE your input!

from top left:  Adam Jeweled linen and Chiffon Dress, Acne Evans Dress, Red Valentino Embroidered Silk Dress, Antik Batik Ilka Sequined Tulle Dress, Robert Rodriguez Chiffon Bow Dress, Asos Salon, Whistles Lace Dress, All Saints Scala Mini, Whistles Dress, Red Valentino Flutter Sleeve Dress,  Asos Salon,  3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Crepe de Chine Dress

esmé esmé esmé

When I blogged about Orla Kiely’s spring collection, this dress caught my eye, but after some internet searching I couldn’t seem to hunt it down online. :(  Magically, Bhldn has it on their front page today and I think it might be a perfect little reception dress.  Imagine that my legs are about half the length of hers, so it wouldn’t be nearly as mini on me.  The fit could either be really good, or really bad, which means I might just need to order it and try it on in July when we are stateside.  It is so sweet and girly (which you all know i love), although I was thinking to go more fashion forward, I think it might just work. What do YOU think my dears?

matthew williamson bridal

These are a few of my favorites from Matthew Williamson’s new bridal collection, while I am not sure any will work for me, I am loving the modern designs.  What do you think?  Any faves?

I am considering something like the bottom left dress for our reception,  something short with long sleeves and really fun.  So far no luck.  I am sure I will find something amazing, I think I just need to scour the internets.  If any of you darlings spy anything, pretty please send it my way :)

images from Matthew Williamson

yes to the dress

Since you all asked so nicely…. I hunted down some pictures of the dress.  Or at least the next best thing.   It is by Monique Luhillier and the lovely Anne Hathaway wore a very similar number to the Oscars in 2009 during her dance with Hugh Jackman.  The beading on my dress is a different design, with silver beads and the dress is more of a cream color and given my height (or lack of height) I find the tea length really unflattering, so we will shorten it and obviously wear some giant heels :)
And who is crazy enough to buy said dress over the phone at 8 in the morning after only seeing a low resolution image of it held up in front of the camera on a hanger?  that would be ME.  :)  Remember when I told you my dress shopping plans with a best girlfriend in San Francisco who runs two amazing stores filled with designer goods at a much more friendly price?  Well I awoke to an email from her stating simply, “we found your dress”, apparently I have great trust in my friends :)  and to top it off, I got an AMAZING deal, so tell me, how could I say no?

images from life magazine

Jason Wu does bridal

The Bride’s Guide over at Martha Stewart released some a sneak peek of Jason Wu’s new bridal collection to be sold exclusively at Net-A-Porter.  I think from the designs here, the collection shows to be classy and elegant while remaining fashion forward.  Something to look forward to… the 5 dresses will launch in next month.  What do you think??
oh yeah, did I mention that I bought my DRESS today? ;)