A Thousand Threads

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The Dress: I Just Knew

I’ve returned a successful lady!!  And I am so sad I can’t share the dress that I bought.  You’ll just have to wait for the wedding pictures… but I promise it’s worth the wait.

Dress shopping was quite the experience, and in the course of a weekend I think I experienced nearly every emotion in the book… but the most significant came as a bit of a shock.

After purchasing my dress I found myself having a funny conversation with my friends.  They asked if I had “that feeling.”  The one that Hollywood tells you you’re going to have… that crazy moment.  But the funny thing about the conversation was not as I had expected… that I didn’t.  That the dress had just been the best I had tried on and through a process of elimination I had settled on it.  The funny thing about the conversation was that when I put it on… I really did know.

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Details, Details

Of course, I can’t help but compile some of my favorite dress details before our trip this weekend.

I love a classic dress with an extra little detail.  Some lace here, a ruffle there… the perfect touch that makes it stand out from the rest.  These are a few of my favorites I’ve pinned over the past few months.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Starting the Countdown

Just a few more days (4, to be exact) until my mom arrives for our trip to NYC… and I finally go dress shopping!  I’m not going to lie and say I’m completely excited.  In fact, to tell you the truth, I’m completely terrified… but I am very excited to see my mom and have a lovely girls weekend.

I’m trying not to succumb to the “Say Yes” hysteria, and assume that the perfect dress will magically deliver itself in just one weekend of shopping, but I am kind of hoping…

And, well, I seem to be counting down… so I might be in a teensy bit of trouble.

Like I said… I’m a little bit terrified that it won’t.  But I’m reminding myself over and over that if it doesn’t I do live in quite a large city with loads more options and loads more time and, really, it’s pretty silly to put all of my eggs in one “big apple” basket.

One thing is for certain, I really should stop coveting gorgeous out-of-budget numbers like the one above (spotted on Once Wed today — wow).  But they’re sooo pretty.

(in trouble)

Photo: Jonas Peterson

Quiet Sundays

“How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.”
~Elton John

Laure De Sagazan

Quiet Sundays

“I love her and that’s the beginning of everything.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Photo by Tec Petaja via Once Wed

Dress Stress

Is it wrong that – right now – my #1 source of wedding stress revolves around the dress?  Maybe it’s just a convenient distraction from thinking about the budget (I’ll take just about anything that keeps me away from that topic).

All I can say is that I want the dress to be perfect… so perfect that his jaw drops the second he sees me… but at this point I have no idea what that means…

Although, at this point that’s kind of the way I feel about the whole wedding.  So maybe it’s okay.  I have yet to go shopping, or even look at very many dresses online.  Right now, it’s all kind of a fuzzy mash of a million pictures (*thank you* unhealthy obsession with Pinterest) and a feeling in my gut… but, I guess it’s kind of a good feeling.  Eventually I know it will all take shape.  Right now it’s still kind of scary, but it’s a good scary… scary in anticipation of something amazing… kind of Christmas morning-ish?

I don’t know, it’s super late (for me) and I really should get to bed, but here’s a little fuzzy anticipation for your late Thursday night…

Sarah Seven / Amsale via SMP / Proenza Schouler via Once Wed / Dress via SMP