Hey everyone – me again. As this new year starts, I started to think about how much I did not blog last year. I may change that this year! My first thought of what to post is a summary of the bridal fashion from our wedding last April. What I really enjoyed when planning our wedding was picturing how it would all come together as we created things, found bargains, planned all the details – I had no idea it would turn out as beautiful as it did.
I’ll do another post with more details on the wedding, but for now, this is all the fashion-related stuff from the wedding.
So, of course, let’s talk about my dress first. I’ve probably seen every episode of say yes to the dress, I’ve probably read every bridal or fashion magazine over the last year, and I really went into my dress appointment knowing what I wanted. Lace, open back or keyhole back, tight at the top and trumpet or mermaid-ish bottom. What surprised me about my dress was the amount of bling included. I didn’t really think I wanted any, but once I tried this on I knew it was perfect. I only went to one appointment at J.J. Kelley in OKC, and probably only tried on about 10 dresses. Finding the dress was MUCH easier than finding the husband.
As far as the groom and groomsmen outfits go – we went with suits from Banana Republic. We thought it would be nice to get suits for each of the guys. Hopefully they wear them again! For the little guys we found matching khaki pants at J. Crew Outlet in OKC. We ordered brown ties for everyone from ties.com.
For the girls – I did lots of research and shopping and finally just bought all the dresses (on sale!) at Dillard’s. It was really fun to see how they all went together once everyone had them on. I asked each girl to wear brown, gold or neutral shoes. Jessica’s dress (to my right) was from the Limited, and Lily’s flower girl dress (far right) was David’s Bridal.
Our moms each found their own dresses, my mom’s was from Dillard’s and John’s mom’s was from Anthropologie.
My going-away dress was also from Dillard’s and my shoes were from J. Crew!
The day really couldn’t have been more perfect.
I bought these orange pants for OSU football, they were perfect at the stadium. A bit bright at the office though.
John and I went to a friend’s birthday party awhile ago, and the invite said the dress was “full-time fancy.” When I asked what that meant, her husband said that’s just an inside joke between some of the girls, wear whatever you want. So, John wore a tie and I wore a bright blue shirt. Once I heard that denim was appropriate, I knew I would just wear some skinny jeans.
I think we fit in just fine.
So I’ve decided to start blogging again. You will see an updated look to my page and hopefully a renewed focus on actually getting dressed in the morning. I mean, I do get dressed, just not always picture worthy outfits. Winter kind of wore me out fashion-wise. I get so tired of leggings after awhile.
I have a few pictures to catch up on. Here is one of my favorite new outfits. I’m a bit inspired by Kelly Osborne in the opening credits to Fashion Police. She is wearing stripes and polka dots – which used to be a huge faux pas, but I think now you can mix patterns as much as you like (unless you get too crazy). Anyway, here is my toned down version of mixing pattern, which is pretty huge for me since I rarely even wear one pattern.
Thanks for coming back to my blog! More to come.
BIG NEWS ON THE OUTFIT A DAY FRONT – I’m engaged! If you aren’t my friend on Facebook, and haven’t seen the millions of posts and pictures about it, here is the first outfit a day pic with a little bling in it.
John and I surprised my niece with a trip to NYC 2 weeks ago, and I was the one who ended up the most surprised – coming home with a fiance! I’ll probably do a longer post with pictures of the proposal and the way it all happened, but let’s just say it had the perfect amount of surprise, drama, car-sickness and me almost falling into the Hudson River about it.
Back to the outfit – I ordered three dresses from Boden and this one was the only one that survived. It is quickly moving up on the list of my favorite dresses – mainly because I can see future potential for tights, a scarf and other accessories to allow me to wear this into the winter.
So wedding related posts will be definitely happening soon. I am actually going to try on wedding dresses tomorrow! So excited. I have thought about my wedding dress for probably 30 years, and this will be the first time I’ve actually tried one on. I’m very excited!
Elephants have always been my favorite animal, so when I saw this shirt online at Gap, I had to order it. Of course I wore it to a client’s office and they asked me if I was trying to prove a political point (which I hadn’t thought of), so I will probably hold off on wearing it until after the election.
We have had quite a few very important presentations at work lately, and I hate wearing suits to presentations. Not only do they seem too stiff, but you also really don’t get to express much of your personality in a suit. So, I picked up this dress at the Gap to wear instead of a suit. And, since it’s political season, I’m balancing out my blue dress with a J. Crew elephant necklace. Just seems appropriate. (P.S. the presentation I wore this to went really well.)