NEW BHLDN DRESSES + IF I CAN BE HONEST, I HATE YOUR SELFIE. | Motherhood, Selfie Hate and Some Dresses I’d Actually Wear.

Hey guys me again.


I’m taking a vibrator (it’s mini) on a plane today, wish me luck.  I don’t know if it’s legal or not but I’m gonna find out the hard way.

Ok.  Honesty time.

Ever since I became a mom, every time I see a fellow mom on instagram post an exceedingly staged, attractive *look, i’ve got my shit together* selfie, I have to remind myself that there was probably about an hour of prep that went into that, with the makeup and the hair and the wardrobe selection and the kids not cooperating the whole time and how it was probably the best take out of like 100 takes, and that the worst of the takes probably sent the mom into a bit of a depression spiral.  It makes me feel better when it’s day three of not having showered and the bedsheets need changing.

Is that bad?

Instagram both inspires me and makes me want to curl into a ball in my closet and not exist for a little bit.

In other news, the ethereal nymphs working over at BHLDN sent some images to me and I’ve decided to share them, because LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY DRESSES

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Zoe Gown by Catherine Deane ($1,600) Paired with Budding Crystal Comb ($120), Leona Drops ($180) and Parlor Slingbacks ($180)

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In Perpetuity Camisole by Natori ($160) and Anika Skirt by Catherine Deane ($500) Paired with Crystal-Crossed Belt ($200), Carmen Halo ($350), Mizar Crystal Cuff ($70)

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From the ladies who sent over this great stuff:

BHLDN released its new November lookbook… the black and white imagery is a first for us.  It’s timeless and elegant, highlighting the extraordinary details and craftsmanship of our new gowns.  The assortment, called The Iconic Collection, captures the spirit of iconic women of both past and present.  The collection is luxurious but approachable and distinguishes style from trend. 

Six NEW bridal looks include:

-              Zoe Gown by Catherine Deane ($1600)

-              Zahara Gown by Catherine Deane

-              Nova Gown by Tadashi Shoji

-              Barletta Dress by Watters

-              In Perpetuity Camisole by Natori ($160) and Anika Skirt by Catherine Deane ($500)

-              Francesca Topper by Tadashi Shoji (paired with our Seraphina Gown)


Now you guys, I have to be honest I don’t always feel like BHLDN nails it with the wedding looks they put out.  I don’t know about you but personally they’re usually too ‘bohemian alt’ for me.  I like looking at them but I probably wouldn’t go with one as my actual wedding dress choice.  But this time I think they nailed it.  I’d probably wear one of these.  Assuming I get my pre-baby body back :\  (<– that will happen, right?)

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Bartletta by Watters ($960) Paired with Ribboning Cirque Veil ($250), Crystallized Allium Posts ($75) and Primavera Cuff ($100)

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Adele Gown by Sue Wong ($800) Paired with Cascading Fleur Lace Veil ($1,000), Snowbud Earrings ($140), Icecube Cuff ($270) and Parlor Slingbacks ($180)

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Tamsin Gown by Catherine Deane, Ivory ($1,600) Paired with Floating Cathedral Veil ($300) and Forestry Skinny Sash ($250)

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Seraphina Gown by Tadashi Shoji ($600) and Francesca Topper by Tadashi Shoji ($180) Paired with Estuary Necklace ($250) and Elsie Studs ($40)

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Nova Gown by Tadashi Shoji ($600) Paired with Cascata Chandeliers ($120) and Diadem Sash ($300)

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Livia Gown by Badgley Mischka ($800). Paired with English Garden Pendant Necklace ($140), Baltic Amber Earrings ($100)

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Zahara Gown by Catherine Deane ($1,800) Paired with Karina Necklace ($350), Night’s Light Earrings ($120) and Parlor Slingbacks ($180)

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Are these dresses your style?  And does instagram bum you out sometimes too… anyone…

And do you want me to STFU about being a mommy (aside from posting the posts about my birth story and my personal tips for getting through pregnancy and birth) and just stick to the wedding stuff, even though it is my whole world now and I don’t know if keeping quiet about it here on the blog it is even humanly possible for me?



Label(s): Then Comes the Baby Carriage, {Fashion}

Love all of this...


  1. Sandy on November 19, 2014

    Gorgeous! And no! Love the baby stuff. We have to see what Miss O is wearing for the holidays, obviously! :) xo!

  2. Danielle on November 19, 2014

    I really enjoy the baby stuff. I think a lot of people who either have had their wedding or are going to, will also experience or have experienced the whole baby shebang and it is incredibly relatable. So I say keep being you, it’s what I like to read. =)

  3. Abby on November 21, 2014

    Don’t stop posting the baby stuff!! I’m considering that process soon myself and need to hear every detail from someone I know is being honest!! My uterus thanks you.

  4. mol kin on November 25, 2014

    This is one exceptional example of photos speaking louder than words. Thank you for sharing these beautiful dresses bound to be the subject of many a brides desires.

  5. jacin on November 26, 2014

    selfies, 1,000 word posts and “i had the worst day, guys” posts drive me insane. i’m with you, girl.

  6. Voyteck on November 30, 2014

    Short and very well said :) Love those photos!

  7. Kasey on December 2, 2014

    All of those images are great!

  8. Wedding Sparklers on December 8, 2014

    Great pictures! I really love all the baby stuff, its really refreshing to have that integrated rather than hidden.

  9. Ariette on December 18, 2014

    Yes, my dear. I feel you. Instagram posts can be really hilarious. And I sometimes feel that they’re too odd to be posted in the Internet. Anyway, I love the wedding dresses you’ve shared. I love the lacey design. They are timeless and will never go out of wedding trends. My favorite in that collection is Bartletta by Watters. It’s indeed a short dress but it looks elegant. I would love to have that style in my Big Day. Hope that my wedding planner in Hong Kong could help me find one.

  10. Hitesh Attri on December 18, 2014

    This blog is very beautiful and nice. i like this blog…

  11. nasser gazi on December 26, 2014

    This is an amazing bridal shoot. So inspiring.

  12. Jeaul on January 13, 2015

    Amazing , i love all the wedding dresses , the all shoots are perfect

  13. Stephanie Wong on January 27, 2015

    These dresses are gorgeous and very reasonably priced! I especially like the Zahara Gown.

  14. Gulshan on February 9, 2015

    Nice dresses are just awesome because they also have the traditional look with new outfit look .

  15. Danny T on March 6, 2015

    great post and lovely photos!

  16. blamethebloom on April 5, 2015

    I am curious as to where you got the prices for the dresses, because on the BHLDN website they are sort of different.

  17. Honeymoon Fundraising on April 9, 2015

    I love them all, great photoset!

  18. Veaul on April 27, 2015

    great!!! perfectly!!

  19. Bushey Sports Club on May 11, 2015

    No it’s wrong, you look awesome in every selfie, beautiful pics.

  20. FDH Limousines on May 11, 2015

    A big Wedding limo can make your special more unique and memorable for you.

  21. Viwed on May 25, 2015

    This is really beautiful! Ethereal is the perfect word for it.

  22. Custom Wedding Songs on July 1, 2015

    The title….lol….Oh my gosh that is so me!

  23. Tracy Allen on July 30, 2015

    the dress is beautiful and you are picture perfect for it! dont stop posting!

  24. Honeymoon Places on September 17, 2015

    I lovfe the short dress especially:)

  25. Kat Forsyth on December 8, 2015

    Gosh, there’s some prettiness going on in that BHLDN shoot. The dresses are lovely, but the styling and imagery is REALLY lovely. Nice.

  26. Avangardphoto on April 15, 2016

    Nice photos. Thanks.

  27. Lviv photographer on April 29, 2016


  28. Avangardphoto on May 26, 2016

    Amazing photos. Love the BW stuff.

    • Greg Coltman on February 5, 2017

      Love the tones in these black and white images too.

  29. avangardphoto on September 13, 2016

    wow. awesome…

  30. Gosia on December 12, 2016

    The pictures are amazing!

  31. Felix Films on January 15, 2017

    great!!! perfectly!!

  32. Greg Coltman on February 5, 2017

    Beautiful black and white images here. Would love to know if they were shot on digital or film.

  33. WeddingSOON on March 3, 2017

    Black and white photography looks refined. The dress from the 14th photo (with a deep neckline on the back) is absolutely gorgeous!


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