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Crocheted fingerless gloves.  Ohhhh yeeeaaaahhh.

Summer’s officially over, my darlings.  You wouldn’t know it, looking out my window right now, but that’s what the people say (also, the calendar), so I’m officially in mourning.  Let’s hope that Fall (… to work in a line from Glee…) doesn’t amount to one giant ball of SUCK.

Kidding, I’m sure it won’t.  I mean just think about it; what do we love about Fall?  Personally, I love layering.  Love it.  So Fall means I get to wear cute light jackets, oxford shirts, jeans, BOOTS, and gorgeous scarves.  This is a good thing.

But, what I’m not so keen on is the fact that Winter immediately follows Fall.  And winter and I are currently not on speaking terms.  Winter decided to last far too long the last 25 or so years of my life, and I’ve grown to resent it.  Also, it’s cold.  Which reminds me…

Here’s an excerpt from recent conversations formed by programs on the Discovery Channel:

Ever heard of that Ice Hotel situation out in the town of Freezing, Cold?  But seriously, it’s located in the village Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and here’s how the hotel presents the idea: “staying at ICEHOTEL is an experience utterly unlike other hotel stays.”

That, is not enticing to me.  Does it entice you?  Seriously, I’m asking.  Because I don’t know many who would honestly say “now that, THAT sounds like an amazing way to spend my two weeks a year of vacation time!!!”

But guess what?  The honey is DYING to stay in that ice hotel. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????? I ask him.

“It’s cool.”

He thinks he’s funny.

I don’t know how you guys feel on the matter but, personally, I don’t want to stay somewhere where it’s very cold outside, and then, at the end of each day, I retire to my hotel room and cozy up with my honey in the winter jacket I wore all day and the hollowed out body of a bear that is my comforter.

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Of course, in thinking about the ice hotel, I think about… shocker… a wedding in the ice hotel.  Not MY wedding, but ahh wedding, for a gal who doesn’t mind a little less a total lack of comfort.  And for that bride, I suggest: crocheted fingerless gloves!  But only these fingerless gloves, or others very similar to them.  Because, as a rule, fingerless gloves are not fashion-forward and should be approached with caution.  These?  I approve.

I came across these winners on Tulle (please don’t be mad if they sell out – things have a weird way of doing that after I post them).

P.S. – They immediately reminded me of the video I’ve embedded below, except for the fact that they are completely awesome and the only fingerless gloves I will permit you to wear on your wedding day at that stupid ice hotel or anywhere for that matter, if you feel the need to wear such things.

How are you keeping warm during your Fall/Winter wedding?  A cardigan?  A scarf?  Just gonna freeze because you need to show off those shoulders you’ve been working out for the past two months straight?  And how about your bridesmaids – are you going to have them wear matching cardis?  Because that would be THE CUTEST, by the way.

xoxo!  – Alison

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14 comments

  1. Sarah Proto on September 23, 2010

    I got nice pashminas for my BMs to wear at the reception. And one for me. =)

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  2. TheDemoiselle on September 23, 2010

    Woo hoo! LOVE Julian Casablancas!! …and fingerless crocheted gloves (and rhinestone/lace pumpkins – lol)

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  3. makeupbyjanine on September 23, 2010

    I heart fall. Ditto for layering fashion … & boots obvs. Pet peeve about fall? Fall brides “my colors are burnt orange, rust, brown, gold… like the colors of fall leaves!” Really? You don’t say. How original of you!

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  4. Ashley Murray on September 23, 2010

    I’m having a fall wedding next year and plan on having dark blue and harvest yellow as my main colors and then accenting with ivory. I definitely don’t want to have an in your face typical fall wedding. No pumpkins for me! I’ll also probably have my bridesmaids wear matching cardigans. I still can’t decide if I want to wear a cardigan. My dress has gorgeous detailing on the bodice and I don’t want to cover that up. However, I don’t want to freeze my butt off since it’ll be outdoors.

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  5. Postcards and pretties on September 23, 2010

    cardigans & scarves are a must in the fall/winter season!! ps Julian Casablancas rules!

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  6. anna on September 23, 2010

    a wrap for sure, contemplating making / buying a faux fur shrug thingy…and blue sorrels (think boots the creepy old guy dragging the trash can in home alone wore). I think it’d be hilarious to get pics of me and the girls in all our wedding finery in the snow, in giant ugly boots. That, and I don’t want my gorgeous vera wang flats to even SEE the snow/slush/mush that will be on the streets in MN in March.

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  7. Natalie on September 23, 2010

    Those gloves are SO CUTE! I think they’d be perfect for a winter wedding, you are so right. Mine is in early spring of next yr, but maybe it’ll be cold enough to not look peculiar? :)

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  8. Megan Acosta on September 24, 2010

    Ok, you so read my mind! As soon as you said fingerless gloves, immediately my brain went to the Boombox song and that line of the song and I scroll down and there it is. Thank you for that because it made my night!

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  9. Lauren on September 24, 2010

    Okay, you do realize these are *knitted* fingerless gloves right??

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  10. Celina on September 24, 2010

    There’s also an Ice Hotel where you can have your wedding in Quebec, Canada

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  11. Kim @BrideGoggles on September 24, 2010

    Not going to lie, I think an ice hotel sounds kinda cool (literally and figuratively!)

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  12. Erin on September 24, 2010

    I have to admit, I’ve always wanted to go to the ice hotel–GO, but not stay over night. It would be cool just to see. I saw a thing on the Travel Channel once about the amount of work it takes to build each year–fascinating! Also, have to admit, I don’t usually like the fingerless gloves, but these are quite adorable!

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  13. Lemon on September 25, 2010

    Oh I LOVE those gloves! Big fan of fingerless gloves since my store is always 66 degrees (keeps chocolate from melting) but allows easy typing and moving. Also-let’s celebrate BOOTS for fall!! <3

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  14. Goldfish on October 10, 2010

    Boombox is the first thing I thought of when I read “fingerless gloves” lolz

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