GOWN OBSESSION | southern bridal session | Dress: Romona Keveza | Photos: inContrast

Hey lovelies!  How were your weekends?  Were they fun-and-firework-filled?  Here’s what mine consisted of: Cheesecake Factory (obvs.), family, rest and relaxation, crazy hot sunshine in our faces, ridiculously awesome fireworks we brought back from a trip to PA (omigod lighting fireworks is my new favorite dangerous experience), and… as many of you already know… Slip N Slide.  That’s right; I wasn’t kidding on Twitter when I said we were having a Slip N Slide competition.  However, the outcome of said competition was not nearly what I expected it to be.  And when I say not nearly, I mean I injured myself on each run.  I didn’t even realize it was possible to injure yourself on a Slip N Slide.  But I have the tummy, left thigh and right knee bruises to prove it.  I’m a wreck.  From Slip N Slide.  Like, my sweetie can’t even hug me without accidentally hurting some part of my body.  It’s a lot like this feeling.  But I came away with some good pointers and general information for those of you who plan to take on the slippery slope:

  1. they don’t make ‘em like they used to.  I suggest lining the underside of the slick mat with old towels, to cushion your ride.  The plastic is waaaaaaay thinner and the slickness is waaaaaaay slicker.  The boy went from start to finish in 1.8 seconds (estimate).
  2. those plastic spikes they include in the box to anchor the mat?  Don’t use ‘em.  Especially if you can’t manage to punch them in far enough so that they don’t stick up out of the ground enough to clip your hip bone and drag along your thigh like it’s their sole purpose on your way downslope.
  3. you know tree roots?  Don’t lay your slide on a section of land where those are.
  4. are you 7 years old?  Me neither.  Unfortunately only one of us was cognizant enough of that not to participate in a Slip N Slide competition this weekend.

Anyway… I’M OBSESSED WITH THIS DRESS: {Continue reading…}

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BLACK GOWNS WITH BIG IMPACT ❧ I {heart} romona keveza ❧ I am Woman… Watch Me Lure

So, because of the overwhelming reaction I received to a recent fashion-focused post (which was a bit surprising to me, if I’m honest), I’ve gone ahead and gathered a bevy of beautiful dresses – all of them current favorites in my book and, more importantly, all in the color of night.  I think – no, I KNOW you’re going to LOOOOOVE them.

Recognize that one?  Yep, it’s the one used in Jose Villa’s magnificent photo shoot.  Black gowns are stunning when done right.  And if you’ve been searching (all your life, like me) for that perfect little – or long – black dress, have no fear!  These days, there’s no shortage of great design out there.  Just try a few of these on for size.  They’re all from leading bridal designer, Romona Keveza, a woman who has a firm grasp of the female form… almost as firm a grasp as these gowns do.

Not sure of the style number of this one, which is sucky because it’s my fave of the bunch…

E876:

E872:

E772:

E871:

E878:

So, what do guys think?  Would you wear one of these beauties down the aisle?

Photo credits: Romona Keveza

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