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June, 2011

  1. so wrong yet so right

    June 15, 2011 by thelillinator

    i pole dance therefore i get bruises. i am short therefore maxi dresses tend to overwhelm me. these two things make my life difficult. if i were taller i could hide my bruised legs under the myriad of maxi choices this summer but twas not meant to be. alas, i find this dress particularly pretty (the draping!) but will not get it because i would likely look silly and i’m not willing to spend $400 just to try something on. le sigh.

  2. ooh la la

    June 10, 2011 by thelillinator

    while i don’t think i’d ever wear this, it’s so gorgeous that i just had to share.

  3. time is on my side

    June 2, 2011 by thelillinator

    so i’ve moved to san francisco because The Fiance got a new job down here. i’m still waiting for all my clothes and furniture to arrive. i would love to start nesting but i have nothing to nest with! the closest i’m getting for the next few days is that i nested one of the dog beds into a patio chair so i could sit on something mildly comfortable!

    in the mean time, i have less than 3 months until my wedding! but here in sf i’m playing suzie homemaker so i can spend all my time thinking about the wedding (which is back up in seattle. we made it a destination wedding for ourselves). i’m currently debating on what to do with my wardrobe during the reception. at first i thought that maybe i would get a short and sassy dress to wear during the rehearsal dinner and then wear it during the reception. then i started feeling really down about rehearsal/reception dress options (mostly due to betsey johnson and her ridiculously small running size scale) so then i convinced myself that i should just wear the wedding gown during the reception too because otherwise i’ll be wearing it for all of 15 minutes (we’re planning a short ceremony). but i still need a rehearsal dinner dress, right?

    i found a couple options on anthropologie-owned-wedding-focused bhldn. i’ve been perusing the site since their launch but the selection had been too limited until recently. what do you think of these?


    the twirled sweetheart dress is reasonably priced under $250 and the light color is bridal without screaming it from the rooftops. i love the sweetheart neckline and the trailing bow in the back. bhldn also has a cute little bolero (with more bows!) that would go very well with it. now i’m just trying to decide if the lighter colored one or the darker colored one would be better? i’m thinking maybe the darker one since it could pick up some of the floral pattern of the dress? and the light oneĀ  may not be a perfect match?

    and then one other option, which ties well with my actually wedding gown because of all the lace is below. the only problem i really see is that it will definitely need to be hemmed. it’ll probably hit a weird point on my calf since i’m so short.