Tuesday, January 6, 2009

THE dress!!!

OMG!!! I can't believe that I found my dress already!! TODAY! In the 2nd store we went to, and it was the 2nd dress I tried on there!!! I was off work yesterday and today, so we used that time to start my dress shopping. My mom and I figured it would take a while...I'm pretty picky but I thought I knew exactly what I wanted. The dress that I picked IS exactly what I pictured, only WAY better than I could even imagine!!

Before we went shopping, my mom and I were sort of in a disagreement about what the dress should look like. She wanted me to have some (or alot) of beading, a full skirt and long train. I wanted the most plain plain plain dress you could get. Hardly any train, slim skirt, no embellishment. But I agreed to try on beaded dresses, just to humor her and get her to realize that I'm just a super plain, simple (classic) type of style. I didn't find any dresses that I liked on Monday, the first store we went to. They were all just too beaded. I think at that store my mom started realizing that beading was not me.

So we went again today, to a store where I know the owners through work. I pulled about 5 dresses and the owner pulled a few for me as well. Well I put that 2nd dress on and I KNEW it was the one! I came out of the dressing room and my mom KNEW it was the one! We both started tearing up. It's EXACTLY what i pictured in my head. Then the owner brought out the best part...a wonderful ribbon sash which she wrapped around my waist several times, and then tied in a bow in the front, off to the side. I just about lost it then!!! The sash adds just the right amount of "style". I didn't want to take it off! I pranced around the dressing room and jumped up and down.

The dress has a slight sweetheart neckline (which I LOVE), it's fitted through the body and then it's a trumpet skirt that flares out right around my knees. My favorite part - buttons ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BACK!!! ahhhhh! It has sort of a long train, which I was surprised that I liked. It has the most beautiful low v back...ahh, I'm so obsessed!! And while I originally thought I didn't want a veil, once they put one on me...I was sold! So I will probably just get a very plain fingertip length veil.

Ok, are you dying for pictures yet??

DISCLAIMER -- please ignore the super weird look on my face. My mom is not a very good photographer...she didn't tell me she was taking the picture and I look gross. But just focus on the dress!!!The only change is that the sash won't be in that coffee color...it will be in the same color as the dress (ivory). I LOVE it!!! It's absolutely perfect and exactly what I always imagined myself wearing on my wedding!!! Now to find the perfect shoes!!

16 comments:

Red and White Preppy said...

What a pretty dress :) I know you are beyond excited to have found it!!!

Preppy 101 said...

It is so pretty. I love the sash!!! Congrats on being able to cross that off your list!!!

KLC said...

Love love love it!!!!

Barefoot in the Park said...

oh its just beautiful Kim!!

Keep us posted on the hunt for the perfect shoe!

The Pink Owl said...

You look gorgeous in that dress!

elle said...

Wow - what a lovely dress. Isn't it amazing how you just seem to know the dress for you. Love the buttons and sash!

The Bona Fide Preppy Bride said...

Congratulations! I love it!

The Pink Tutu said...

How exciting!!!! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and so perfect for you. Yay yay yay!

Heather from the bar said...

it is gorgeous!

Flamingos & Flip Flops said...

So exciting!!!

Bride Sophisticate said...

Beautiful! And I was the same way! Very simple and classic, not a lot of beading, trumpet skirt and buttons all the way down the back! Congratulations on finding THE ONE! :)

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

SO pretty! LOVE the dress!

Well I Do Declare said...

SOOOOOOOO Classy! I love it! It is timeless :)

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

Wow, that dress is AMAZING! I left you two awards on my blog :)

QueenBeeSwain said...

STUNNING!

kHm

Silvia said...

Hello! new reader here, I already love your blog and your choice of colors too!

Congratulations on your dress!! It's lovely!

 
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