So, here we are at the tail end of August (HOW?!) already -- which means The Event is in about three months.
When I looked up and realized it was mid-August, I had a small panic attack as I had not done anything yet. Absolutely nothing.
The panic set into motion the search for the elusive "mother of the groom dress." You know, the one that fits well, flatters you in all the right places and, preferably, is on sale.
I just knew that this was going to be long, drawn out process. One that would have me scouring the internet. Ordering dress after dress after dress; only to return them all when it was discovered they weren't "The One."
After scouring SO.MANY.sites with no luck - I finally landed on Belk. I figured they had to have something. Even if it wasn't The One; maybe I'd luck into something that would do in a pinch. So, I took a deep breath and ordered one.
Friends - I found The Dress on the first try - who would have thunk it? Certainly not I.
Not only does it fit; it also seems to flatter AND it was about fifty percent off - the Holy Grail, as it were. Yes, it's a little longer than I would have liked (but this is perennial problem for me) but not enough to have it altered. And yes, the "bling" is a little more "bling-y" than I was expecting.
I even already own the perfect pair of nude high heel sandals to match! But am currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of nude flats for the reception - it's either that or go barefoot - and that is NOT happening.
And as that "bling" kept floating in my field of vision every time I wandered into my dressing room; I began to have doubts. Is it TOO "bling-y," I wondered. Particularly, since the ceremony will be around 4:00 pm, I think.
The Husband says it's not; that this is a wedding and I should be "bling-y" - but what does he know? He's a guy. All he has to do is put on a suit and show up.
|Dress - it's navy; not black!|
|Close up of said bling|
But I have determined to put all thoughts of bling out of my mind - I have a dress and shoes (or, at least one pair of shoes) - now I can turn my mind to other pressing thoughts...like hair and makeup.