Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Weddings

I know what you're going to say:
"But Ms Dreamer, you're already married to Mr Realist!"

And I'll say, "But my bestie is getting married in October, and I was playing with what I would do if I were to marry Mr Realist again." And I found Weddington Way

So I went to their site, and created a new bridesmaid look. 

The Dress 

(here's a screencap)
  

Obviously, it's got a bit of a Grecian feel to it, so I went with it.

But then I realized that one needs shoes. So I goog'd them.




These Kate Spade ones just reached out to me, and said "Pick me!" And since I'm not a heel-wearing kinda girl, I picked some that were shorter but still lovely. (they are navy, I swear)

Ok, so great dress, great shoes. Need fun jewelry.





Yeah, I stuck with the semi-Grecian theme -- swirly armband and earrings. The way the neckline is on the dress, I couldn't see putting a necklace with it, and I think it works. A simple silver bangle would be my gift to my bridesmaids.




Now, it is winter after all, and I can't imagine the chilliness of chiffon and lack of arm coverage. So I added a wrap.




Just a simple, navy pashmina wrap/shawl to match the shoes.

And the flowers...those, I can't decide on. But I like these.



How am I going to carry my lippy, phone, ID, and money during the reception, you ask?


In this fun, sequined clutch!

So, we've got the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the accessories...what are we missing?

Hair & Makeup! (Oh yeah...I did).

I'd want something elegant and simple for both hair and makeup. And I found Keira Knightly's (or someone who looks like her) picture for Makeup:


Something fresh yet classy. 

So we have makeup. What about Hair?

I thought about this. Fun, flirty, and still elegant. Quasi-messy updo, anyone? How about we throw a small braid in, just for kicks.



 

 Here's everything all together :)

I love it!! Do you? If not, that's ok. This is just one of many designs that I would put together. What would you add/remove/change?

Now all I have to do is convince Mr Realist that we need to have another wedding.

Smooches,
Steph

**This post was inspired by Weddington Way!  If you're looking for some awesome chiffon dresses (or just in general), go check them out here :)

PPS: all images are using the Googlenator under "navy kitten heels", "silver swirly jewelry", etc.




Friday, April 11, 2014

Fashion Friday?

I've been taking pictures of my outfits this week (since Wednesday, at least) to show you my style. I definitely don't follow fashion, and I wear what I like and what is comfortable.

 Wednesday: Dress and Cardi from Old Navy; shoes Eastland from Zappos.
Size on dress & cardi: XXL; shoes: women's 9.5 wide

Thursday: white V-neck tee (stolen from husband), super large scarf tied into a vest (thrifted), dark jeans (Cato), brown Airwalk sandals (Payless, about 8 years old)
Size: tee, 2XLT; jeans, 20; sandals, men's 8

Today (Friday): white V-neck tee (also stolen from husband), navy tank dress w/waist tie (Old Navy), teal zip-up hoodie (Fashion Bug), brown Airwalk sandals (see above). It's chilly in my office today, so that's the reason for the hoodie.
Size: tee, 2XLT; dress, XXL; hoodie, 2XL; sandals, men's 8.

I take these photos to remind myself that I can still dress comfortable and cute and covered and not have to be all "if X skinny model can wear this belly shirt, so can I!" (I don't want to see your belly. Hell, I don't want to see MINE!).

Although, in the first picture, I do need different shoes. Found the CUTEST pair of oxfords at Torrid...I want.
It's either those or a pair of nude flats from Payless. I'd also like a pair of Keds that I can paint, so I'll get those as well. :)

My favorite outfit is today's. What's yours?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ouch...

Well, THAT didn't go as well as expected. I still have the scarf.

Boo.

Such is life. You know, I'd like to be able to write all the time, but I don't see me ever being a Single Dad Laughing (cause I'm not single, and I'm not a dad), or a Pioneer Woman or an Epbot

I'm so flighty about things -- ADD on my knitting; I don't do book reviews because I can just let a story be a story, unless it's absolute garbage; I don't do fashion because I rock my own style whether anyone likes it or not. 

So, if you wouldn't mind, tell me what you like to read about? What would relax you and take your mind off of kids and house and husband/wife and work and anything else?

Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm disgusted...

I have a friend who suggested that I use the Lose It! app for iPhone to track my calories (it's a heckuvalot easier to use than MyFitnessPal). She and I are friends in-app as well as IRL.

I didn't think I ate unhealthily, just too much of it.

Got that fucking right.

Today, I didn't have breakfast, but had Taco Bell for lunch. 

Good holy crap on a cracker...I'm already over 1600 calories!!

I've been keeping track since Saturday, and it's really kinda grossing me out.

It's been a giant kick in the teeth, even after only two and a half days.

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Made It Monday (a bit late)

I take one day off, and it throws everything out the window.

I know I posted yesterday that I'd have a Made It Monday last night, but yesterday was Tuesday, not Monday, and today is Wednesday, making today Wiseass Wednesday. I'll have a postie on this one later.

In the meantime, here's what I made the other day!




Actually, I made two. This one's about 3.5 feet long, and it's hand knitted. 
Like literally via my fingers--no sticks!

Here it is, round my neck:



So, I'm giving one away! It's long enough that you could stitch the ends together and make it a necklace/small infinity scarf, or leave it as it is. And no, the octopus necklace is not part of the deal. :)

All you have to do is leave me a comment/email me telling me your favorite cold weather accessory -- is it your gloves that you knitted? Your UGG boots that you got at an outlet mall? The earmuffs you've had since fifth grade?

Giveaway ends Saturday night, 11.59pm Central Standard Time.
Be safe out there.