Monday, November 29, 2010

First Time's a Charm!

I went to look at dresses a couple weeks ago with my mom and maid of honor. I just wanted to browse and maybe get an idea of what I was looking for. I knew I wanted something form fitting and very dramatic, but hadn't seen anything appealing in any magazine or online. As I was looking, the salesperson asked what I didn't want to help the procees and the only thing I thought of was lace. I just didn't see myself wearing lace and associated the trend with old ladies for some reason. From the start, my mom told me she saw me wearing lace, but would let me choose what I wanted.

I had dozens of dresses all the same style ready to go when my mom pointed out one in the display window. Of course it was lace and was very pretty, but was twice my parent's budget. We walked away and then my mom asked if I would try it on first just for her. I obliged to make her happy thinking I would try it on and move on. I put it on and immediately thought how sexy and flirty it made me feel. I walked out and the initial reaction was the one I'd hoped for for my wedding day. I want the "wow" factor and people to drop jaws when I walk down the aisle.

I was hesitant to love this dress because I assumed that their reactions were because it was the first dress I was trying on. After that every other dress got no response and blank faces. I was surprised to find that the style I thought I'd wear did not flatter me at all and made me feel very frumpy. In the back of my mind was that dress but I felt guilt for finding it so early on with more than year left to plan, but my mom said, "Just get the first one!"

The dress is very old Hollywood glamour and paired with the birdcage veil it was exactly was I wanted without knowing. Happy that this was such an easy process and not a nightmare as some of my friends have experienced. So with that done I now have to start jump start the planning process. As of now, I had no motivation but with the holidays approaching and the numerous weddings we have in the first months in 2011, it's just a reminder that time is passing quickly.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Ann Taylor

Rachel Zoe for QVC

Material Girl

I am obsessed with fake fur vests this season. I am seeing them in every catalog and in every store. I've even seen them in the kids department at Target.

I bought a vest last year and just found it in my winter stash, but it is very sporty. I am desperately waiting for a cold night to wear it out and sadly it been kind of warm in Houston.

I am on the hunt for a new vest and the best deal I have seen so far is this black/gray version by "Material Girl", which is Madonna and her daughter Lourdes's new clothing line. It looks real and it was by far the best priced at only $32 dollars originally and now it's marked down to $14.99! That's a steal compared to the $98 dollars I was going to spend at Ann Taylor.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Roomate Terror

Man, I though I had it bad dealing with my finacee's empty water bottle collection and Kleenex piles. So lucky I never had these kind of roommates and that my college roommate was awesome!

Not a Girl Not Yet a Woman

Lately, I've been thinking about the girl I was before all this responsibility kicked in. Back in the day I was so eager to get dressed up and spend the night on the town. Nowadays I can't even stay up past 11 to save my life. I feel guilty that I don't hang out with my friends as much as I'd like to and that we all have our own lives taking over.

It feels weird getting older and slowly realizing you're one of the oldest people at the club and yes that girl who looks 16 is really 22. I remember laughing at people my age trying to dress and act young. Now look at me. Gray hairs have appeared on my head and my hairdresser asked me at my last appointment when I would consider dying my hair (what the hell?). Maybe I'm freaking out for no reason, but I do miss hanging out with just the girls and eating Taco Cabana at 4AM.

I still feel like that Hooter's waitress (but with more income), working her way through college and having fun along the way, but my body says, "if you go to bed now you'll get 9 hours of sleep." I'm sure everyone goes through this and this feeling will pass but I think a night out with my ladies just might do the trick.

Monday, November 8, 2010

First Impressions

I meet a lot of people and have to admit that sometimes I can give off the bitch vibe. I can be short and quiet at first, but it's because it takes a while for me to warm up to anyone. I am a nice person and once you get to know me you'll have a friend for life.

I am also a good judge of character, but can't help it that certain people give me a weird feeling/vibe. A feeling that always seems right which leads me to avoiding the person all together. My fiancee hates burning bridges or even the fact that someone doesn't like him bothers the crap out of him. In return, he pushes me to be nicer and friendlier to those people I want to avoid.

I can't help it and try to go against my feeling, but it always ends up being a waste. I find it tiresome to try to make someone like me. I don't know if I should feel guilty or just accept the fact that I am not going to get along with everyone. I don't know what to do. Grrr...