Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bought A Dress!

Haaaaaaa.  My mother wanted me to look for more dresses in Florida to be sure, but I told her,

 "I just want to be done with it [dress shopping]...."

We both agreed that this is the one, though.  

  • It's going to take about 6 months for my dress to be made and shipped, but it is going to be like this one, except stark white, not ivory.  WHITE WHITE.  Like, even whiter than my skin (I know, hard to believe---right?).
  • I am also going to have a seamstress do some custom straps-- thicker and incorporating some of the same lace as in the dress.  I think it will be much prettier than the spaghetti straps.  :D
  • It is also going to be made in my size (the one in the pic is 2 sizes too large) so it will be very curvy on, if it doesn't look so curvy in these pics.

ANYWAY~~  Here it is in the ivory color.
Wayyy too big on top!  But you get the idea :)

Again, this one does not hug my curves as much as mine will

Up close of the bodice

I was trying on some thicker straps just to get an idea of what it would look like.  The straps I'm having made will be much prettier than this, though!

Bottom of the dress

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wedding dresses: I WANT YO' INPUT!

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If you haven't let me know your favorite dress from the post below,  I'd love to hear!  I don't really care if you're a random person or a "follower"... I would appreciate input!  POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE!!! Yeah, I'm askin' for it!

Feedback requested!

I don't think I will be much of a "bridezilla."  I'd be down with other people making decisions for me, so long as they have reasonably good taste.

I will be dress shopping at a new store tomorrow, and I will post pictures of my favorite dresses from that store tomorrow evening.   Again, I'd love to hear what you think.  Even if its a comment like "Dress #2" or "They are all ugly."

That is all for now-- the remainder my night is dedicated to cleaning, which makes me entirely too happy! :D

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wedding dress shopping photossss

Wedding dress shopping today occupied all my time, so no closet organization/video walkthrough took place.

But equally exciting!  Pictures of some of the dresses I tried on today.

**Also, the writer of the book "The Last Lecture" happened to be at the wedding dress shop I was at today... apparently he's writing a new book about the room in which I was trying my dresses.  He took a bunch of notes on my relationship with my fiance, our names, and my mother's name and number because he might use our story in part of his book!  How cool would that be???  Completely random!

I look much larger in the pictures than I did in person (my mom insists she had her camera on the wrong setting because this is her first time using it) ... but supposedly the camera adds 10 lbs.  So... I need to lose 10 lbs. LOL.

No excuse for the hips though, stays curvy no matter how my weight fluctuates.

Here are a few things I tried on.  I have not purchased any of these dresses-- I'm going to be looking more seriously in Florida after Christmas.

My style is all over the place, I know!

This one might be a little too Vogue/fashion forward for me.  I don't like the back at all.. . it's got too much going on, but love the neck bead thing.

Head-to-toe Swarovski crystals... it's like the "DSK Jewelry Blinged-out dress!"  Lolz  almost a product placement.  THIS DRESS WAS SO HEAVY!

This would be a more traditional option.  It's hard to tell in these pics, but the bottom of the dress has very "natural" sparkles throughout.  

Lovin' the vintage-style veils

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New closets! Youtube walkthrough on Friday!

Sooo... redid my closets. Here It's basically installed, but the old holes need to be patched and painted tomorrow.... so I can't put anything away.

But since ya'll are nosy, I will give you a video walk-though of my closet when the paint dries & I have all my material items (HA!) organized in it.   It's very hard to capture the greatness in photos, because the shelves are very tall! 13 foot ceilings, tall.

Get excited, it's a Nonners video... so you know it is going to be very awkward.


Bedroom closet...
DOUBLE. HANGING.   Necessary!

Coat closet:

Not all of the shelves are in the built-in, but you get the idea.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Closet makeover!

Since I'm now engaged, I've had to think about what it will be like to have a permanent roommate.  
I've lived alone for years now!  I can be pretty bossy, especially when it comes to my home, so it'll be an adjustment for both of us.  Hey, at least I know my faults!

When I get married, I plan on having Tae move into my place.  Right now though, there is no space for him!  I am a secret pack rat!  

I consider myself to be very clean, but I never claimed to be hyper-organized.

Soooo basically I will show you what my 2 closets look like now, and some of my organization products I plan to use in my closet makeover. 

Oh, and my bedroom closet contains maybe 50% of my clothes.  I have a dresser with 6 huge drawers for the rest, and it's jam packed!  Poor Tae doesn't know what he's getting himself into!!

I'm having my wire shelves taken down and will have double-hanging with wood shelves.  I am so excited it is going to be GREAT.  This is all going down on Tuesday, so stay tuned!

Here is what my bedroom closet looks like right now (you can enlarge all of these photos):


Andddd this is my entry closet/coat closet: 

Products to help with organization:
Acrylic shoe boxes from the Container Store.  I didn't order enough..
5 of them are larger for BIG heels.  I plan on keeping just my nice shoes in these boxes.
Closer view, love these!  

I bought 200 new hangers.  My mom recommended these, they are thinner than ordinary hangers and save space.  Also, they are a velvety material and clothes stay put... I don't know if anyone else has the issue of clothes sliding off plastic hangers??

New, thinner velvet hanger on right!  Compared to ordinary plastic hanger.
Please excuse my fingernails, they all just broke off due to the cold/dry weather!

If you're interested in these hangers, you can get them from Target or here on Amazon
Can't wait to see it finished!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

LOTD winter makeup/ blog award

News:  I have been engaged for one week now!  7 days, and he didn't change his mind and run for the hills... yet.  

Still can't get over how beautiful the ring is, and he picked it out on his own!  I am a spoiled, spoiled girl.

Rinny gave me my first ever blog award, thanks girlfrennnnn!  Hard to believe I'm not getting nominations all the time, right? Ha!  

I will now pass this award to 15 other bloggers.  I have a few ladies in mind who may or may not still be blogging, but I will tag them anyway.  Also, I will try to give the award to people who don't already have it... but honestly I have no clue.  :P

  1. Minh (Arrow Law Group) (he makes bankruptcy sound sexy)
  2. Jessalyn (she is funny and she is also engaged!)
  3. Kendall (her nonsense on Fbook and her blog makes me laugh)
  4. Mindy/Minky!
  5. Stephanie (She probably has 20 of these awards, but it only counts if it's from ME)
  6. Susanna!
  7. GJee!
  8. Kimberly ! (girl needs to update!)
  9. Caroline !
  10. CocoBella !
  11. Elizabeth !
  12. The Little Dust Princess !
  13. Makeup Morsels !
  14. Jennifer (also engaged!)
  15. Jennifer Y. (girl needs to update!)

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