OMG shoes

I think I finally found the perfect shoes for the wedding.

These are Seychelles Aquamarine Pump, and they are pretty much perfect.  They’re a gorgeous shade of pale teal matching our scheme, it’s a moderate 2” heel, strappy and vintage looking, and open toed.  imageI definitely think they compliment my dress, especially in the softer color.

I know I’d found a pair earlier that I liked, but they were a bit long for my petite foot, and I really wanted a more vintage style to compliment my dress.  This really meets all of my expectations and then some!  They’re a little pricy at $90, but I know that’s a good price for really nice shoes!  Also, free shipping, hello!

They have a few other styles that I really like, too, such as the Eyes of Mars Ankle Strap Sandal in Seafoam and the stunning Pot of Gold Pump in Seafoam.  I could probably be persuaded to purchase the sandals for the reception…

Also, on a side note, this wedding took place in Denver and WOW, the locations are so amazing!  The flower wall!  The copper light sconces (that blue-green copper tarnish is just the color)!  I may have to hunt down these spaces for some of our photos, too!

What are some of your stunning wedding finds?  Shoes?  Locations?  Anything exciting?

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To veil, or not to veil?

I’d originally thought that I’d wanted at birdcage veil.  I loved the cutie vintage look and the fun style, not to mention the potential for DiY!  But upon trying one on with my Clover, it was kind of a ‘meh.’  I think the look is so charming… just not with this particular dress.

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That’s when the fantastic Claire Pettibone approached with one of her beautiful chapel-length veils and perched it upon my head – that was it.  I was going to wear a veil.  A LONG veil!  The lovely dramatic elegance!  I’d had no idea!

If you’re Nick, please don’t click on the cut!

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Twist and turn!

I picked up a few of these on recommendation of a friend, and I think they’re really neat!  Goody’s new Spin Pin!

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It’s kind of a neat little tool.  My hair isn’t QUITE long enough, but even so, the spin pins still worked to hold back what hair I could pull back into a bun.  I also bought the LAAAARGE size spin pin for a bun, but again, I don’t have quite enough hair.  As I understand, it’s a lot more comfortable and better for your hair, and prevents a lot of the breakage you can get from having regular up-dos.  Now that I’m getting close to the length where I can put my hair up successfully, I’m excited to start using these!

What’s your favorite new fashion tool?

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You’re the One!

I had an utterly delightful weekend (even if I had a bit of a sniffle, heehee!).  The quest for The Dress was short and sweet, and made easy by the presence of my family and maids, as well as the delightful support of Courtney at Little White Dress and of course the amazing designer, Claire Pettibone.  Here’s a little preview of what I went through on the journey for my wedding dress…

Personal photo: Claire Pettibone line at Little White Dress

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An exciting appointment!

This weekend I’m heading out to achieve one of the milestones of wedding preparation… the dress!  This is an unbelievably exciting event for me (and my girls!) because I care so deeply about garment construction and style.  I’m lucky enough to be able to attend a trunk show with my chosen designer, Claire Pettibone, at Little White Dress in Denver on Saturday.  Meeting a creative, unique designer like Claire is a real treat!

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The dress that I’m most looking forward to seeing – and trying on! – is the Clover, a really lovely natural waist dress with straps and the usual Pettibone detailing.  It’s also a cotton dress, which I just love the idea of!  It’s just a beautiful vintage-y, classic, natural, unique look, and I love it!  I think it’s The One… I hope trying it on this weekend will prove it!

Oh, and Nick has seen a picture of it!  I don’t mind sharing the dress because it’s so beautiful, and the real surprise will be on the actual day (and well, I do value his input, even on this very bridal choice!)…  I can’t seem to help but want to share this amazing gown!

I’ll be sure to let you know the results on Monday!

thing-a-day twenty-eight: the final bite

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I finished up the felt apple by attaching it to a headband.  The month-long dash has been a great one, and I move on with a lot of energy into preparing myself for the final stretch of student teaching, and onto job applications!  Hopefully this last project – an apple – with bring me some luck as I go!

I will be taking off the rest of the week (I know, you are SO going to miss me after a post every day of the last month =p), but expect me back next week… probably with wedding stuff!  Ha!

thing-a-day twenty-five: quick tassle earrings

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I wanted some cute earrings to wear out tonight, so I worked up a super-fast pair with several lengths of antiqued chain.

thing-a-day eighteen: something fishy…

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For today, fun pink shell koi become a pair of swimming earrings.  I liked the copper findings as a contrast to the bright pink!

Funchico 2.0!

So I purchased the original Funchico about a year ago.  It started out great…  fit my 16.4 laptop, held everything and more that I might have wanted to take along, looked ADORABLE.  It was everything I had ever wanted in a laptop bag.

Well, there was a snag.  Not in the fabric, but in the function of the vinyl handles.  They started to deteriorate and separate from the bag after about two months of regular use.  I was broken-hearted.  But upon a brief email to Rainebrooke, they immediately shipped out a replacement, and guaranteed that I would get ANOTHER replacement when they finished the second – improved – version.

I’m going to say it here, and in bold: Rainebrooke has the best customer service I’ve ever received.  I was so impressed with how fast and no-questions-asked they were about my problems with the damage, how prompt their replacement shipping was, and how they wanted to make my purchase right immediately.  They were absolutely fantastic in every aspect.

I received the Funchico 2.0 yesterday and took it to school today.  It is VASTLY improved,  with more finished vinyl handles that I can’t see tearing, a more stable top handle, and even a longer shoulder strap for when you need to wear it cross-body.  The fabric has changed a little, too, but is still lovely.  It’s a simple ivory and pink tweed now, without the shiny hot-pink threads.  Both are charming!

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This is still the CUTEST BAG I HAVE EVER SEEN.  I love it so much, and I’m over the moon to have another functioning one in my hands!  Check it out at Rainebrooke, or browse through their collection of unique and fun pink laptop bags and cases!  Enjoy!

Next up: thing-a-day seventeen!

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thing-a-day sixteen: part two of the copyskirt

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And we are finished!  I’m especially pleased with the ruffle, and the stitching detail around the waist.

Sadly, I will not wear this… I managed to make it too small for me.  Alas.