TWO THINGS: Quick update on the new TKB + the best ruffled cocktail dress, EVER.


As you might have expected this week, we’re kinda PRETTY HEAVILY INVOLVED in back-end stuff for the new site, especially today, so we’d like to offer you the most apologetic of apologies for bringing a new post to your faces so freaking late this morning.  We had to make the anti-awesome decision not to post anything that might, without warning, spontaneously combust before your eyes (aka, disappear from the site due to the manipulations we’re doing on the back-end, if you wanna get nerdy about it).  Speaking egomaniacally for a second: I do know that this blog contributes significantly to your life force and without it, all wedding planning ceases to progress.  But we’re hoping that your unbridled excitement (still speaking egomaniacally) over the fact that back-end site testing is code for “we’re light years closer to the supercalafragilistic launch” might, just might, make everything alright.

No?  Hmm.  Ok, let’s try something else…


The adoration I have for this little frock is unparalleled.  I don’t think a new puppy would arouse so much excitement.  It’s perfect, in every way (save for the price – uggh).  When I look at it, something happens inside of me, that I can only assume is a feeling tinged with sexual arousal.  I don’t know how else to explain it; I’m literally turned on by this dress, and all of the potential it has for me and my lifestyle, once it hits my closet.  It’s one of those perfect dresses that, until now, I believed only occurred within the confines of my bohemian dreams; one of those dresses that make you consider starting a fashion line, just so you can create it.  Le sigh.

Let’s listen to Free People’s description, shall we?  “Tiered ruffled dress with sheer upper bust and ruffled collar.  Button-up keyhole opening in the back.  Pleating throughout.“  Indeed.

If you’re wondering – and I know you well enough to know that you are – it’s called the Ruffles Fan Dress, and it’s by Free People.  I have to thank my sister for this find; she has all her catalogs sent to my address, so, inevitably, I spend quite a bit of my time flipping through the awesomeness.  I will never tire of print fashion catalogs.  There are few better feelings than sitting in a ray of sun inside your house (because it’s friking cold outside) and leafing through a catalog.  One of my top loves.

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To wrap things up, here’s a nice little song to keep up your spirits today.  If you needed that.

If you didn’t just rush off to snap up that dress… let me know something: do you love this baby as much as I do?  Are you sick of ruffles altogether?  Chime in below. :)

xoxo!  – Alison


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  1. Anonymous on November 11, 2010

    LOVE the dress
    AMAZING song
    CANNOT WAIT for the new blog

  2. Aleah + Nick Valley on November 11, 2010

    Oh, the ruffles! I just love this dress! Can’t wait for the goodness you will be unleashing! {A}

  3. Postcards and pretties on November 11, 2010

    sick of ruffles? are you kidding me NEEEEVVVVERRRR!!!!!
    fyi- i’m getting antsy for your launch ;)

  4. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on November 11, 2010

    I never get tired of ruffles. But, I’m pretty sure you already knew that about me.

  5. Linda on November 11, 2010

    That is the perfect short dress. Great find, Alison! If only it were a little longer, it’d be perfect for a wedding reception. Ah heck, I may just have to buy it anyway. :)

  6. Jessica & Nicole on November 11, 2010

    Ok, I’m loving that dress – I’m fairly certain I NEED it now!

  7. Charlotte on November 11, 2010

    I can’t wait to see your new site! I know it’s going to be amazeballs, as you’d say! ;) So excited!!!!!

  8. Marie @ Emici Bridal on November 11, 2010

    I will always love ruffles, they can be so different from one to the next. I guess I am just an eye candy loving sort of girl. Speaking of that… when is the launch? You are one of the best dealers of eye candy after all. I just hope that I can handle all of the gorgeousness that will be cascading my way.

  9. Aileen@LoveandLavender on November 11, 2010

    Oh that dress is lovely (I still love ruffles, not sick of them yet!) and I too can’t wait to see your new site!

  10. TenThouBride on November 11, 2010

    LOVE the dress and PUMPED for the new site!

  11. Bridalrehab on November 12, 2010

    Love the dress chica! :) Can’t wait to see your new site. I’m sure it’s going to be mucho awesome like you!

  12. Kim @BrideGoggles on November 12, 2010

    Love (but not as much as a new puppy :) Can’t wait for the new site to launch!!

  13. Kate Holland on November 12, 2010

    Love that song…. good ol’ Kiwi girl!!! Beyond excited about seeing your new site!!

  14. Wedding Registry on November 14, 2010

    Yes Yes Yes to that dress – ruffles don’t go out of style!


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