Wednesday, June 18, 2008

is this what $3500 worth of dresses looks like?

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jun08 002finally i've posted photos from my $3500 purchase - the store with an unbeatable and unlimited return policy (i better not hear any comments to the contrary!). i bought several different styles of dresses, each in several sizes, and brought the store to their door. when i had asked my girls what size they were, jenn said she was size X, and vanessa also said she was size X. i knew from our previous adventures in dress shopping that they weren't the same size, so one of them had to be crazy. so i bought jenn sizes X and Y and i bought vanessa sizes W and X. turns out vanessa was actually size U. tiara was a size T, so in the end i had to make another purchase to get vanessa's size. $3500 garnered me 26 dresses (had i known the number was that high, i would've bought a twenty-seventh). oh. and yes, vanessa is sporting leggings and complimentary airline footies.

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ajun08 611i loved this combo. haha, vanessa, somehow anticipating the occasion, wore her turquoise bra. the turquoise didn't turn out to be as garish as i thought it would on jenn's fair skin, and pockets! pockets! need i say more? needless to say, i concluded it was a bit too mod for my venue, and didn't remotely go with the green flowers i'd already chosen. not that it would matter that much considering my choices so far reflect a complete lack of color coordination; perhaps that's not true, because i can put together beyond wicked color combos for purses - perhaps i just have poor planning skills: my invites are currently being inked in navy (no other color looked quite as nice), my flowers are green, and the potential centerpieces i bought are yellow and red.
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ajun08 584this dress had gorgeous pleating, but it was an awkwardly long length. like, mid-calf. but it would have made for an amazing twirling dress. i'm happy to say i finally decided on a bridesmaid dress, after what must have been hundreds that they'd each tried on since last spring. tiara's not completely off the hook though - one third of my $3500 purchase is in size "T" so she's going to get her very own runway session with me behind the camera in a couple day's time. if i was a little more organized, i'd have a $3500 order of shoes from zappos for her to sample from, but maybe that'll just force her to make a second visit.

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