Monthly Archives: August 2012

Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

I deal with this on a daily basis.

I know how your conversations go.

MY friends have even said this to me!

“I have the best idea! After we get out of this tub (?) let’s pretend we are getting married and go try on wedding dress!”

Just typing that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!

I know it sounds fun, and I know that you think you have this really awesome fake CZ diamond ring that looks “totally real” and you have come up with this great story about how you are “getting married next year and just want to try on a few styles”.

I promise I am not a mean girl.  I’m actually really nice.  I know who you are when you call and make your appointment and I just sigh and put your name in the calendar.  I don’t tell you no and I don’t call you out.

I’m writing this to you to let you know that we know and honestly, you’re waisting our money and time.

It’s the chick in the back. She’s smiling WAAAAY too big.

Your story is great in the beginning and then the cracks start to show.  You all start to giggle in that “certain” way.  Your story starts to fall apart.  One of your friends can’t stand it and SHE wants to try on a dress.  And by the end, YOU know that we know and you leave giving me that sheepish grin.

Earlier this year, I had a girl send me a Thank You card apologizing for lying to me and that she will send all of her friends to me because even though she was “just playing”, I gave her the best service she has ever had (that’s how I make you feel guilty.  This isn’t my first rodeo).

I know what you’re thinking “well, if we like you and we have a good experience than we will come back when we REALLY get married”.


Look, your cheapening your real experience.  When you really are engaged you’ll know what to expect.

Remember the first time you kissed someone you really really really like, or do I dare say, loved?

You had butterflies!  It was exciting!  It was new and you knew that even though every other kiss you shared with that person would be incredible, it wouldn’t be as special as that first time.

Don’t waste your first time.

Go do something cool instead like

Lay in the road?

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Need a Cute Skirt for your Bridesmaids?

I got one for you!

So, in the past few years, styling of Bridesmaids has really changed

I’m sure you’ve seen it.


Skirts and tops.

Halle Freakin’ lujah!!!

I love this look!

It is very chic and stylish and TRULY your bridesmaids can wear that skirt again.

Let’s rewind…

A few weeks ago, I was invited to go and look at some new styles from a store called Downeast Basics.

I have worked with this company in the past and have carried a few of their items in my stores and they are great!  While I was there, I fell in love with this skirt and thought it would be great for some Bridesmaids.

Yes, it is a springy color and I was hoping that I would find something similar in more of a fall color for my Brides and then I saw this

And this is on Sale for $26.99!!


And I am here to tell you that the fit is wonderful.  Believe me, I would tell you if the fit and fabric were terrible and they aren’t.  Keep your eye on Downeast for some cute skirts and casual dresses.

Click here to get to their website.

Plus, they are having a killer sale right now to get ready for new fall inventory.  Go check it out!

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

Today I am bringing you a cute little destination gown.

I see this gown on a boat or out in a field or on the roof of a loft in NYC.

Let’s be honest, I see this on myself at an awesome party in The Hamptons.


Let’s be honest.  I would look more like Liz Lemon in The Hamptons then Blair Waldorf.

So here is the dress, brought to you by none other than Ruche.


It takes me back to the fashions of the 60’s and the china blue?  Uhhh the china blue!!!!

Be still my beating heart!


What do you think?


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Calling A Certain Bride

Are you out there?

You know who you are.

You are natural, elegant and don’t want to look like you just walked off the top of a wedding cake.

I love you.

I love your style and I want you have this

This will look beautiful at your outdoor wedding.

Your soft Bohemian gown will love the fact that you know how to accessorize with it.

Your guest will swoon.

The love of your life’s eyes will be zeroed in on your beautiful face.

And your photographer will bless you.

If you are this Bride and you buy this headpiece from Ruche PLEASE send me a photo!

Not only would I love to feature you on my blog, I would love to be your friend (that sounded a little creepy, don’t be scared).

What are your thoughts on this headpiece?

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

I decided to bring you something a little different today.

If you know me, you know that my favorite color is black.

I don’t know, maybe it’s because I am surrounded by a sea of white and ivory everyday that makes me cherish the the color.

And don’t tell me that black is a shade not a color.

I hate that.

If you know me, you also know that I don’t like when Bridal Designers use black in their wedding gowns.

I feel like they haven’t figured out how to harness the color.

It always ends up looking cheap and harsh.

Until now.

Meet Josephine

Leave it to good ol’ Vera Wang to figure it out.

Now, you do have to be a special kind of elegant to pull off this black beauty, but when done well, it is breathtaking.

The bodice is made of Chantilly Lace and has soft flowers up by the neckline.

The skirt is bunches and bunches of black and blush tulle.

Vera has made a good handful of black gowns in her Fall 2012 collection and they say that it was inspired by her recent split from her husband.

Nothing sucks worse than being in the Bridal Industry and being in a crappy relationship.

You can find this gown and others by Vera Wang by clicking here.

Girl Power Vera.  (Inspired by The Spice Girls at the Closing Ceremonies.  I don’t care what anyone says, I still love ’em!)

Keep hatin’ Haters!!

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Let’s See What You Got iPant

Remember how I told you in this post that I had a fun little something that I wanted to introduce to you?

Well, here it is.


Ok, so here’s what they are selling.  This is taken straight from their website:


Wacoal’s iPant offers superior comfort and smoothing along with amazing cosmetic benefits.

The iPant is constructed of Novarel Slim® nylon microfibers with embedded microcapsules containing caffeine to promote fat destruction; vitamin E to prevent the effects of aging;ceramides to restore and maintain the skin’s smoothness; and retinol and aloe vera to moisturize and increase the firmness of the skin. 

The iPant with LYCRA® beauty fabric shapes and sculpts as it releases ingredients into your skin while you move throughout the day.


It is recommended to wear the iPant 8 hours a day, 7 days a week for 28 days.

Novarel Slim® test results show most women reported improved appearance, a reduction in thigh measurement and that their clothes felt less tight.

Active ingredients are still present after 100 washes.Too good to be true?  Huge scam?

So… are you buying?

Here’s the deal, I will try this for you and will let you know how it goes.  Starting tonight, I will be wearing the iPant for 8 hours for the next 28 days (if I’m not experiencing a day at the pool or anything.  That could be awkward) and will let you know if the cottage cheese on my thighs get any better.

Oh, the things I do for my readers.

This kinda grossed me out, but I couldn’t resist.

I’ll be honest, up front and forthright.

I mean, if this thing works I will be shouting it from the rooftops!!

Wish me luck!

Oh, and there will be no before and after photos.

Don’t give me that attitude!

Are you saying that you would put your dimply thighs on the internet for everyone to see?

That’s what I thought.

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

No, I didn’t die.

I just went out of town twice in the last two weeks, so writing was put on the back burner.

I’m so sorry that I neglected you!

I was hoping that I would earn your forgiveness by showing you this amazing gown.


I knew this would do the trick.

Isn’t this amazing!!

This is from a designer named Rami Kadi.  He is very hard to find and his boutique is located in Beirut (really Rami?  Show us American Girls some love, please!)

He doesn’t have a website nor can I find any other stores that carry him.

Why do I always want what I can’t have.

I had to include this shot of the bodice.

Look at that beading and the blush and mint touches of color make this one of the most stunning gowns I have ever seen.

Rami, if you ever read this please contact me.  I would give my right arm to carry your styles.  I am going to the Chicago Bridal Market and I will pay for your ticket to come and show your gowns there.  I might even take you out to dinner.

Think about it.

I’ll just be here… waiting…



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