I get that that title doesn’t make any sense. If you come here often, you know that my blogging attire is usually comprised of yoga pants and one of the honey’s many Bar Mitzah tees. And that’s if I’m wearing anything. Joke. Too many windows in this apartment, and our neighbors don’t have blinds altogether, which is weird to me, but more importantly, means I can’t nude it up in my own home. Thrills of working from your home office out the window.
Moving on… I have a few redonkulous things to share with you, today, in the form of a countdown to lift-off, so to speak. (Look at me, Mom, I themed it up today!)
Number 10: So, this is possibly the only time I am going to talk about the Royal Wedding… well, other than that time before we redesigned the blog that I talked about it, sort of. And I got in the paper for that one! High kick, woot! Anyway, word on the street is that Prince William will not be wearing a wedding ring during his marriage. This is an aristocratic tradition, which is code for “let’s not wear our wedding rings for various reasons, all lascivious, and let’s (*snicker*) call it a “tradition.”
How would you feel about your honey not wearing his wedding ring? All opinions are welcome, obvs.
Number 9: I’m quitting blogging.
Number 8: ↑ April Fools’.
Number 7: yup, today is April Fools’ Day! So, please, don’t forget to do something totally eff’d up to someone you know, as that’s the day’s tradition. I suggest something that involves coworkers – preferably coworkers who are already not on great terms and talk about one another with fellow employees when one of them goes to the bathroom. Fuel that fire, peeps.
… Yeah, let me know how it goes.
Number 6: Sarah Seven dress giveaway, on the blog, NEXT WEEK. So, who’s gonna be there? Raise your hand.
Number 5: I have some pretty killer shots from last night’s runway event – Pronovias presented the new 2012 Manuel Mota and Pronovias Advance Collection, and I like me some Pronovias (NYC Flagship Store is the first store I ever visited to try on wedding dresses!). I’m thinking I’ll either tweet the dresses throughout the day, or chuck ‘em in your faces on the blog. (This is where you let me know how you’d like it to work.)
Number 4: remember that advance copy of a not-yet-aired television show – which I mentioned in this post - and how I hadn’t even opened the FedEx envelope containing the dvd yet, because I was so concerned about hating its living guts and having to report that to the network? Well, I was 32 flavors of wrong. And I’ll be discussing those 32 flavors on Monday. But for now, I’ll tell you that yes, it’s a reality show about wedding planning; yes, I cried happy tears THROUGHOUT and, yes, it stars one of my favorite actresses from my teenage years. Also, this wedding immediately came to mind when I started watching it. You won’t get that right now, but you’ll get it when you see the show, which airs in early April. Or you’ll get it when I spill my guts about it on Monday. The latter is most definitely how this is gonna go.
Now, for Number 3: AWESOME. NEWS. You know that little problem we’ve been having with road noise and sleeping? Well, after sleeping with earplugs the entire time we’ve been living in our new diggs (which has been leading to a weird, tough case of head claustrophobia which is hard to explain) we finally got some good news, which I’m sooo going to expand on when it reaches the “happened” stage. Right now we’re in the “ok, we’ll replace your bedroom window with 3 panes of glass; should get done in a week’s time.” But I’ve got a good feeling about this one.
Ok, one more thing you guys, what should I wear to all the runway shows I have coming up.
I really don’t know. Also, I left my curlers in storage. So I have no curlers. My hair is going to be a mess, it just is, and I accept that. So I have to OVERCOMPENSATE for this with bangin’ness – shape of: outfit choice. Sequins? I’m getting to an age where I think sequins are going to become my go-to. Here’s the depressing thing: I supposedly ordered some killer unique black triangularish stockings/tights, but they were the one thing missing in my recent ASOS delivery. It was traumatizing. And I can’t wear the fishnets that DID come (it always happens like that), even if they *were* the same ones Rihanna wore somewhere that one time. I can’t. wear. fishnets. to bridal market runway shows.
Right? I just want confirmation on that.
Can I wear black tights with nude pumps? I got some nude pumps from ASOS that are bitchin’ however when they arrived I immediately demoted them to “bedroom shoes.” You understand. But I’m really thinking they might be right for bridal market. I think I could benefit from a good trip-n-fall a la this. That’s Lindsay Lohan, by the way. And before I knew she had fallen, I could have sworn she was just really jonesing for some coke, means-of-delivery-not-important. Any publicity is good publicity, right?
Should I wear this?
Perhaps I should wear the killer dress in what is our Number 1…
Today’s high-flying engagement shoot! The fabulous Christina Carroll submitted this fantabulous shoot recently, and I was all like, “this is Friday’s post.” Why? Not just because it’s super duper straightforwardly awesome engagement inspiration, but because our soon-to-be-bride, Ashley is rockin’ the most killer frock I’ve seen in a while, and it’s kind of the perfect dress for photos. Did I say kind of? I mean IT’S THE PERFECT DRESS FOR PHOTOS.
So, of course, I asked her where she got it. And she was kind enough to let us know. Bitchin’. Enjoy the ensuing, my loves! And find out where to get her look (the belt is INCLUDED!) at the end of this post…
Listen up, loves – here are some words from Ashley:
Let me start by saying, these pictures turned out even better than I could have imagined. When looking for a photographer and location for our engagement pictures, I wanted something that captured the main characteristics of our relationship, classic but playful. Playing on the romantic feel with a touch of adventure, my dress (a Jessica Simpson collection piece from Dillard’s) was a last minute find, but exactly what I was looking for. Justin’s suit also fit perfect with the fun jet-setter theme and his businessman personality. I had previously seen Christina’s amazing work and fell in love with the other shoots she had done at the Georgetown Airport. Christina’s creativity with various props, acute attention to detail and really listening to what we desired from the results, make each picture unique and show true emotion. We absolutely love our pictures, so much that we have had a hard time deciding which ones to use at events and in invites.
The obligatory “An Education” pose, which, my friends, is a bit of a must, these days. I’m SO not sick of it, yet.
Photography: Christina Carroll Photography
Ok, first of all, the DRESS. Do you not LOVE IT? It’s perfect for an e-session, and I applaud Ashley’s sense of fashion. I couldn’t have picked a better dress myself. In fact I’m very tempted to purchase hers.
Like she mentioned, it’s the Batik Halter Print Dress from Jessica Simpson and, in the company’s words, it “features vivid hues and an abstract pattern with a stretch belt for ultimate wearability.” Yes, all of that, it does that! NEED.
If you need it, too, here’s where you can get your hands on it. (Thanks, Ashley!)
I really, really loved that session. Ashley, you look beautiful. You make the cutest couple, truly.
Makes me want to do yet another session. So. Badly. They’re just so freaking FUN. I mean, look! Those two had FUN. They got to play with planes. Imagine the possibilities?!!!
Happy Friday, lovelies! And I wanna hear what you think of the Prince William ring thing. It’s really not a discussion about the Royal Wedding – yaaaaawn – it’s much more a discussion about wedding ring wearing, and what you think of the decision not to do so.
Oh, and I need outfit suggestions, too. Don’t forget that.
xoxo! - Alison