The year started off like any other: working my full-time job, trying to get my photography career going, making plans for my fiance's film shoot in a developing country... We shot the film in March. In April my sister/bestie had a baby. In May, baby daddy left. In June we found out my dad had cancer. In July my dad had surgery. In August we found out the film we made will premier at Tiff (in September)!! The stress and travel of 2011 are now catching up to me and my chronic illness, which has been in remission for two years, is back.
Now you have my list of reasons (excuses) for why I don't have a wedding dress. My other excuse is that I can't justify spending a bucket-load on one article of clothing blah, blah, blah. I've been to bridal shops and am pretty grossed out by the shiny, plastic-y dresses that appear to have been designed in the 90's.
I'm 5'3", size 8 and my stomach swells to four-months-pregnant when I'm stressed thanks to the aforementioned chronic illness (I'm probably exaggerating). I'd like something long, with some structure and in the white family. Empire waists are not my friend. My budget is $500ish. The wedding is in November in a restored barn on a mountain.
I live in New York and have done the department store circuit. Any suggestions on where else I might shop? Have you seen anything that might work? Am I being too picky and/or cheap?
No Time To Shop
You guys feel like shopping????????
I am officially stumped. Last night I was all ready to recommend the Marilyn Gown (I had it PASTED UP and everything, with flowers-in-hair a la Tori) when I realized it has a fucking empire waist.
I guess I must be out of practice.
Or...... lazy. There's a distinct possibility that I'm lazy.
Carola Remer by Sean & Seng for POP F/W 2011 via Kylea Borges via Sylvia Buchacher via don't you wish you had some more?