I think Ok will like this shirt for the reception.
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I’m thinking I’m getting close to needing this t-shirt. What do you think?
Packed my purse with a bottle of water, trail mix, my camera and a baseball cap in case my new short(er) hair got all messed up. Got on the 280 and headed to San Francisco.
Our first stop was at a cute shop called ‘And Something Blue’ in Pacific Heights. I had called them yesterday (yes, I know I shouldn’t have written ‘had called’, Dad) to make sure they had at least one of the Nicole Miller dresses I had been looking for. One was in stock.
Of course I went straight here after the phone call and typed in their name to make sure I wasn’t walking into a pit of bridal hell. The reviews were pretty bad– mostly about snobby teenage salesgirls who gabbed on the phone the whole time they were there. But I had aleady made the appointment and I was having a hard enough time finding stores that carry NM gowns so I was good to go.
Ok and I walked in 15 minutes late (but I called, like the Good Girl I am) and were greeted immediately by Tiara (yes, her name was Tiara and she was not a drag queen). She showed us to the exact dress I wanted and Ok and I tucked ourselves into the fitting room. I was all expecting one of these broads to come in with me so I wore my best underthings, but alas, it was just me and the Mister. 😦
I loved the dress right away. I would gush and gush but I figure the pictures will do it a better bit of justice than I right now:
The dress is made of ‘metal taffeta’ and had a super crinkly texture. It’s kind of a dark white and gives me cleavage! I’m not sure how I feel about the back of the dress, which has an odd tent like thing going on but I still love it. I asked about the length because I’m not sure what kind of shoes I will be wearing– they said it can only be adjusted by a seamstress since eash dress is not made to order. For the price they want + a very big alteration, I’m not sure if it is the way to go, but it was still a very nice dress for my first try.
On to ‘Starlet,’ a boutique on Fillmore right down the street from our favorite brunch place. I found this place on accident while looking for bridal shops in Pacific Heights to stop in while we were in the neighborhood. This was a bit more upscale than the previous shop, and the woman behind the counter was busy when we walked in. All I saw was poufiness at first and I was a bit worried that this would not be the store for me. And then…….. I saw her. The dress. It was hanging by itself on a post in the store and the minute I saw the stitching I knew I had to have it. The saleswoman came up to us and I showed her which one I liked. She suggested the ‘full’ version of this one and I balked. I did not want full. But I said I’d try it anyways. Here is the first dress:
I loved it– even the sample size fit well. I couldn’t get it zipped, but it fit. So, on to the ‘full’ size. I was hesitant. How could Megan, me, myself, I, like a ‘full’ gown? Well, see for yourself:
Notice the stitching on the sides. This is why I loved the dress right away. The biggest difference between the two is the hourglass shape the second gown alludes to with the different tiers.
The back is poufier which I actually really like. And it will be pinned up after the ceremony.
Ok was pretty happy also, in this shot I took at Elite Cafe where we went for burgers after the long day:
And that is my first dress day. It may possibly be my last. I really fell in love with the third dress of the day. The buttons on the back were something Mama Okun had mentioned back in September and here I found a gorgeous dress with those. The price is right too. The dress takes three and a half months to make, so if I want it, I have to order this week. I’ll keep you updated! Leave me some comments on which one you liked!
I’m heading out to two shops this afternoon in San Francisco. A lot of the shops that I’m interested in are not open on Sundays which sucks for me. I’m going to have to take a day off of work and hit up a bunch of shops if I don’t find what I am looking for immediatly. I’m still debating the ebay dress I posted below. Everytime I scroll down and peek at it I’m somehow tricked into thinking it’s me in the photo. Which could be a very serious sign that I need to buy it! The price is right, the cut is gorgeous, it’s a bit big which is better than being a bit small and I love the back detail which I now realize I did not show you all before. Here it is:
Isn’t it just the most wonderfullest dress in the world? The main thing holding me back, other than the obvious ‘buying a wedding dress over the internet’ is that the seller has never sold anything on ebay before. Which means that it could be a scam and since I’ve never bought anything on ebay before, I’m not sure what my recourse is if something shady were to happen.
The place I am going to today carries Nicole Miller dresses. Of the four I am very interested in, they have one. At least I can try them on and see what size I am in her line. I’ve fluctuated between size 4 some places and size 10 some places, so I definitely need to size myself in the Nicole Miller line.
Wish me luck!
There are so many dresses out there and I end up going back to the ones I loved back in September when Ok first proposed. One is available in my size on ebay for half off it’s usual price. There are some scary thoughts here, of course. It says my size, but who knows? I have never purchased anything off of ebay before and am not sure I feel all that good about doing so. But a Nicole Miller gown half-off is going to be hard to come by. Not to mention that I don’t really want to do the whole wedding dress boutique shopping thing alone and that is my only choice since I have no friends here in the Bay Area. I figure buying online may save me a lot of heartache but will also be risky in terms of fit. I mean, I’ve gotten shoes online that I hated in real life! So is buying a wedding dress on ebay really the brightest thing in the world? I have until the 19th to decide, since that is when the auction expires. I’ll just shut up and post the dress:
this is a j crew dress that HAS THE INNANET goin nuts
there’s been APB’s put out on ebay
the last one went for $450 and the original price on j crew was around $100
I WANT THIS DRESS
i did call j crew’s customer service line last week to see if it was really sold out
the woman on the phone took my number and said she wld call me back
i didn’t believe her for a second
it was like 8pm pacific time on a saturday night
and she mentioned that they were closing soon
lo and behold my phone rings ten minutes later
no go on the dress but they’d be happy to send me a fabric sample so i cld take it to a dress maker
big up to j crew
now if i cld just find someone to make the dress for a reasonable price
but of course
there are a million other gowns i have my eyes on