Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dum Dum De Dum...Part 2 - The Dress!




morning!

so I am a wee bit groggy this morning, you see last night my friend Diana and I went out and braved the very very cold to looking for wedding dresses...

as you can see from the photos.

now, those of you following my blog will notice that it is not the original dress that I had wanted, well sometimes things change, and for the better.

you see I tried on a ton of dresses....and damn wedding wedding dresses for running so small it really gave me a complex about my body...but whatevs...

anyway, I tried on the original dress and it was beautiful, very princess and lovely....but, standing there in front of a jillion mirrors looking like a princess, I realized. I am not really a princess type of person, am I??

Wearing that original dress was wonderful and it liiked beautiful, but it looked like a costume, like I was dressing up for Halloween.

But when I tried this dress, that I originally did not care for in the photos or on the hanger...

well it was a f-ing Cindarella moment, first of all, the dress fit beautifully, seriously the only thing I am going to need altered is the hem.

The line of the dress has a very slight Asian feel...it's subtle, but it makes me feel like old Hollywood glamor and less of a fairy princess....and most importantly it seems very wearable.

My friend Diana made a great point, that first beautiful dress was also amazing, but my figure was lost in it, drowning in layers and layers of fabric...which I think it what I wanted it for....but this new dress, well you see my figure in it, which is good, right?

(low self esteem creeping in)

It comes with a little caplet/shawl and I went for the old Hollywood gloves.

now.....I need to get back there ASAP for the alterations appointment which means I need shoes and all my under dress wear...pronto!

so there you have it.

After trying on a ton of dresses we decided to have a late dinner and some wine, so this morning I am sleepy, and cold....

even though I am sleepy and cold I have to resist all urges to run in the other room and put on the dress...and sit here, and read blogs...

I think I am going to want to do this every day until the wedding.

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27 Comments:

Blogger High Desert Diva said...

I didn't see the other dress but this one is friggin' gorgeous. LOVE it!

7:43 AM  
Blogger jodie nicholson said...

You'll be one hot bride!
Don't you love when something you totally write off, ends up being perfect....

8:13 AM  
Blogger Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

this dress is beautiful!! yay for finding it!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Keys and Memories said...

What a beautiful dress!

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Dutchess of Kickball said...

OMG it is amazing. I am very much looking forward to seeing pictures of you in it!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Beej! said...

zomg.

Our little blogger girl is all grown up!

9:51 AM  
Blogger elisebeth said...

What a gorgeous dress! So simple and elegant. Congrats on finding the one for you!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Jessica Ziel said...

wonderful dress! Congrats on surviving the dress hunt, I gave up and just went to one shop and purchased one of the first dresses I put on!

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

This dress is lovely and I just love the color!!!!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Karen Beth said...

Love the dress! It will look so fab with long gloves. Good pick!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Cicada Studio said...

How elegant! And the color white is so rich looking.

10:39 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

gorgeous!!!!!! I am dying that it has a capelet, I love capelets more than anything in the world. love love love. You are going to be absolutely divine!

10:40 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait to see pics of you in it.

10:44 AM  
Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

It is beautiful and completely right for you! Yay for finding your dress!

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

That's just the prettiest damn dress ever. For a minute you made me want to get married. Then I hit my head and snapped back to reality.

11:57 AM  
Blogger elphabainwicked said...

I love it!!! I am so glad you found one you really like.

12:14 PM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Hi sweetie !!!! I lOVE this dress,yes very old Hollywood especially with the gloves!!!!
YEs ,Yes,yes !!! try it on every doo-frikindy-da day (I would)!!!

3:13 PM  
Blogger sf said...

Nice, Jenn!!! "Ah lahk it," she drawled, in the Alabama accent she might would have had, if only her mama hadn't whisked them up North.
xxo
sarah

4:00 PM  
Blogger gilfling said...

Oh jenn it is stunning - and so will you be on the day!! You must put up photos! And I think I would be trying it on every day too if I was in your position!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

Oh, they make them too small so you have to pay the ridiculous price for alterations. I once was in a wedding, went and tried on the sample size, which fit perfect...I then ordered 2 sizes larger thinking I'd beat them at their own game...and that one came it just slightly small. fools.

I love the new dress!! I can't wait to see you in it...maybe you could do a blog expose of you wearing your dress every day doing every day things until you get married in it? Just trying to help out with the wanting to put it on thing...

5:45 PM  
Blogger nancypearlwannabe said...

That dress is amazing. Can't wait to see pictures of you in it!

7:52 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Looove the dress!!! My mom always told me that the dress that will look the best on you, is the one you give the least attention to at first... It seems to hold true over and over...

I am so excited for you!!! Also, I am squealing at the book! DId I tell you that already?? AMAZING!! xooxoxox

9:27 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Congrats, Jenn! That is one sex-ay dress. And of course, I mean that in a non-sexual way. ;) Seriously, though, you are going to be a gorgeous bride. So excited for you!! xoxoxo

PS - Sorry I've been so blog neglecting. Am working on it.

12:18 AM  
Blogger GrayEyedScorpio said...

Lovely!

7:04 AM  
Blogger blueboygifts said...

holw cow! That is one beautiful dress. I am so jealous (rewinding 11 years to buy this dress)

That is amazing.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

I didn't see the other dress either, but this is absolutely beautiful!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Gorgeous!

11:27 AM  

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