Alice + Olivia Bicycle $499.99
My former co-workers and I got into a heated discussion last night over weddings. When one of them asked me what I thought my overall wedding budget would be, I couldn’t give her an answer. To be honest, I don’t actually know the average cost is for every aspect that goes into it. Furthermore, there are many aspects these days that can all be DIY. A long time ago, couples would enlist wedding planners, caterers, photographers, designers for invitations/menus/ etc, and rental companies to provide the furniture and decor, but these days – those things seem a little uncommon, don’t they? Why not just ask your own friends and family to help you out?
I may not know how much I want to pay for my wedding just yet, but I know what aspects I want in it and I can definitely say that I want a second dress for my reception! I’ve envisioned my future wedding gown to be long, flow-y, lacy, or silk, but I’ve always been partial to the short dresses. Since it seems to be more appropriate for a reception, that is most likely what is going to happen. I stumbled into BCBG Max Azria yesterday and drooled over almost every short white dress in the store hence leading me to be inspired to write this post. What do you think readers? Are second dresses for you?
Nel Lace-Back Cocktail Dress – $268
Yesterday, I took a personal day at the mall to do a little retail therapy and to reward myself for finishing out this fall quarter.
I wasn’t sure if there were going to be any holiday parties while I was at home, but I wanted to be ready. I wanted to be sure that I could find a beautiful dress that would make me stand out and in all honesty, I’d rather spend money on a holiday dress than an “ugly Christmas sweater.”
Since I know we’re all looking this season, I decided to round up a few options from some of my favorite places to shop and browse at:
Stretch Velvet Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress - American Apparel
Black – $42
Nothing feels more like holiday spirit than velvet!
Longest Night Dress – Anthropologie
The city of Bellevue is expanding, what else is new? This Saturday, the 12th, Bellevue’s new shopping area The Bravern will finally open. They’ve done their best to make The Bravern into a high-end shopping district with stores such as Neiman Marcus (the first in Washington,) Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and a few others.
The public grand opening begins at 10 AM at NE 8th Street at 112th Avenue NE
Happy Shopping! For more info, click here to visit the official website and more details of the opening.