Sometimes Starbucks coffee is a bit bitter, but sometimes Starbucks coffee is the liquified embodiment of the moment of creation/discovery of the essence of all that is bitter in this cold, unforgiving world by the esteemed inventor of bitterness himself, Sir Bitter McBiddingston, IV, Esq.
Uggh. I’m sitting here, on this shockingly beautiful Monday afternoon, and I can’t manage to erase from my memory how wickedly horreeeeblay my morning coffee was. It sucked so hard; every. last. bit. of it. I drank every last bit, is what I’m saying, and I think that’s ridiculous of me. To finish it even though I hated it. Even after drowning it in a veritable sea of half & half, which helped one iota, but only one. What does this say of my standards.
Ok, anyway, another day, another reader submitted question for your faces. HUZZAH! Here we go…
QUESTION FROM A READER
What’s your favorite short (white/ivory/cream/similar) wedding-appropriate dress these days? We’re having a fairly small (around 70 but that’ll probably grow if I know anything about my family), simple wedding and I kn0w I want to wear something on the shortish side, but I don’t want to wear the typical short wedding dress I keep seeing. I would love for it to have something unique about it, maybe some unique touches like appliques or a pretty lace, or something flowy that’ll flow nicely in the wind – I’m open. I just want it to be unique, and obviously attractive, not really avant garde or too extreme. I’ve searched around a lot but I haven’t been able to find that perfect short dress that has something really unique and special to it. And if you don’t mind, one last quick question to add – what do you think of short wedding dresses? Bad idea?
Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks!!! -L.
Lemme answer your second question first, for no reason at all except to confuse you. I’m a fan of brides fully following their own personal style, and sticking to that style. Your dress is your choice, and if you want to go short, go short. I love short dresses. Short dresses are my summer staple so I just generally have a penchant for them. ’Course, when it comes to your wedding day, the only thing you *might* want to consider is how formal you expect your event to be. If it’s ballroom, or just generally a very formal or black tie affair, I would caution you in choosing to wear a short dress, as it may not fit well into the overall feel of your event. This could end up making you feel a bit awkward/underdressed for your own wedding. Bummer City, population: you. But other than that, I have to say it’s completely up to you how to decide to dress up for your day. I’d use the size of your smile when trying on a gown as a good measure of how perfect that dress is for you.
… I’m turning that portion of the question over to you guys now…. what are your thoughts on wearing a shorter dress on one’s wedding day?
Now, L, as for my faves… have you heard? Fashion Week has kind of been in the hizzy, and you know what that means, right? Don’t cha? THISNESS:
… Don’t cha wish your dress-ey was hot. like. me. Don’t cha wish your dress-ey was a FREAK. like.me.
…… Donchaaaaaaahhhhhh. Donchaaaaaahhhhhh.
I did it; I worked in The Pussycat Dolls song. Victory is miiiiiiiiiine!!!!!
So yeah I’m taking advantage of the fact that Miss L. didn’t ask me to suggest more than one designer, and since I’m very obsessed at the moment with Tadashi Shoji‘s Spring 2012 Ready to Wear, I’m lifting it fresh from off the runway and dropping it right on your FACE COLLECTIVE. SOMEONE WEAR ONE OF THESE GOWNS. IF YOU DON’T, I WILL. I am prepared to crack open my ‘future-children’s-opportunities’ piggy bank. Education Schmeducation. AMIRITE? Ok no, no I’m not right. But clearly the thought has occurred to me. So I suggest you prevent it at all costs and somebody wear one of these gowns before I change the course of my unborn children’s lives.
Yeah so to reeeeel it in for a moment, I highly recommend those frickity frocks up there. If it made sense, I’d wear any one of those every day of my life, to high school even, where I would likely face immeasurable and aggressive ridicule for wearing “the same dress every freaking day we see her! Like, omigaaahhhhd! She’s obviously poor; it’s the only thing to deduce from this.” Ahhh, high school. What occasionally devastatingly formative years those were!
So friendlies, I ask you….
What are your thoughts on wearing a short dress on your wedding day? And do you dig any of my dress crushes? My crushes on the frocks I’m seeing in and around Fashion Week are bordering on Ryan Gosling status. SOUND THE ALARM.
xoxo! - Alison