Never the Bridesmaid

At 26, I have yet to have many people I’m close to get married. In fact, I’ve really only had one friend, and two cousins get hitched. Which might seem kinda strange if you spend much time around the blog world, because so many bloggers seem to get married young, and by the time they’re my age, they’ve been married a few years, with a bunch of married friends.
Anyways, with my lack of married comrades it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that I’ve never been a bridesmaid before. And I super excited that I get to be one in two weddings in the next year. Its probably not the type of thing that should make someone giddy, but I can’t help it. Helping pick out dresses and shoes and bling. Seriously, what shopaholic/wanna be fashionista wouldn’t be excited?
The first wedding is happening in December, and since the date was only set last week, there’s a ton of stuff to figure out right away. So last night I made a trip to the mall, strictly for research purposes, of course. And it inspired the following…
Bridesmaid Edition

Therapy Thursday Bridesmaid Edition

The only instructions/information I’ve been given about the wedding so far is that the colors are red, black, and silver, and that I can pick my own dress but it has to be black.
one. I found this dress at Le Chateau. And I loved it. It fit me perfectly. Its form fitting, shows a little leg, but the top of the dress is still winter appropriate (I feel like a strapless dress just wouldn’t look right for that time of year). My only complaint, is that its a bit long (I’d like it to be just above the knee) and it doesn’t fit as tight around the bottom as it appears to in this picture. $190 is a lot to spend on a dress for someone else’s wedding, especially if you’ll never wear it again. So I’m hoping to convince the next wedding’s bride to go with this dress too. Then it won’t seem like such an expensive purchase.

two. I love the idea of adding a little color. And these deep red shoes would fit the bill perfectly. Sky high heels and pointy toes are my fav. They are the prettiest color, but the price is a bit steep, so if I get the go ahead for red, I’ll have to find a cheaper alternative.

three. If Debrah doesn’t love the idea of red shoes. I could settle for nice pair of black leather ones. These are platforms, which I like (and they’re Louboutins, which I love) but I love the style of red ones a bit better. But if they’re black, I’d rather the material of these instead of patent leather. If money was no option, I’d own a dozen Louboutins.

four. The dress screams for the hair to be up, and for there to be some blingy drop earrings. Either of these options would be good. (I could be convinced to go bigger though.)

five. Can’t leave my wrist out. It needs a little frosting too. And this pretty bracelet would do the job well.

Have you ever been a bridesmaid or are you in the same boat as me?

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Evening dress

Casadei platform pumps
545 CAD –

Christian Louboutin black pumps
855 CAD –

Ann Taylor earrings
47 CAD –

Dorothy Perkins bracelet
23 CAD –

Drop earrings
88 CAD –


Parisian Style

I would love to be able to go to Paris and be one hundred percent fashion forward. Nice trousers, gorgeous blouses and to die for shoes. Unfortunately, I can only take it so far. At some point I have to sacrifice style for practicality and comfort. For that reason I need to come up with some creative footwear ideas that will look great, not stand out as being “American” or “Canadian” and be super comfortable, especially with my flat feet diagnosis, since we’ll be spending all day every day on our feet walking around the city.

So what does a style savvy traveler do in a situation like this? Google acceptable footwear of course. And Google I did. I learned that, thankfully, Parisians are slowly coming around to the idea of sneakers/runners/kicks. However, they only wear casual styles and do not wear white. Apparently white is a tip of the you’re American (or in my case Canadian) and makes you a target for pick pockets and thiefs. 

Therapy Thursday

With all that edumacation fresh in my brain I’ve been looking for some suitable options. I’m not sure which route I should go, and really wish I had an unlimited supply of moula and no baggage limit for my flights. I could just buy em all instead of having to choose.

But, I’m leaning towards the all black pair of Lacoste in the upper left corner because of their solid color. They’ll go with just about any outfit.

What pair do you think I should choose? Suggestions and other options would be appreciated.

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New balance footwear
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Swipe Swipin’

First off I want to send out a HUGE Happy 4th of July to all you Americans out there. I hope you have a fantastic time celebrating!

Its on my list to spend the 4th in America at least once. Cause I’m sure the parties and fireworks are unbelievable.

It was incredibly difficult to narrow down the items for this week’s edition of Therapy Thursday. There was an awful lot of swipe swipin’ going on on my trip to St. John’s, pretty sure my credit card is worn out, but I came back dreaming about a bunch of stuff I didn’t buy. So without further ado…

Therapy Thursday

Everly is becoming one of my favorite brands. The clothes is flattering and while the prices may be a little higher than I’m used to paying (student budget and all), the quality is great so its worth it. For that reason I picked three Everly pieces this week.

one.  I love this color. I always gravitate towards it in stores.What I love about this dress is that the short hemline is well balanced with the modest neckline and elbow length sleeves.

two. This one is alot like number one, but I had to include it, I just had to. I mean, how could I not, look at that amazing chevron pattern. Swoon.

three. Again, another chevron, but this one is a little different, so I feel its justified. I’m really enjoying loose fitting vests right now. They’re great alone, or under a blazer or cardigan. I have a few solid ones, but I’d love to get one in a playful pattern like this one.

I buy my Everly at a store called Envy which I talked about here. But you can also shop for it online at Red Dress Boutique and Piperlime.

Four. I desperately need a new pair of jeans. I wear jeans almost every day, and I have two or three pairs that I rotate through. So as you can imagine, they get a lot of wear. Normally I buy Silver brand jeans, but lately I’ve been thinking about buying a pair of J Brand. They’re a bit more expensive than I what I’m used to, but I’ve been told buy a bunch of people that the quality is great, the color hardly fades and that they’re worth it. I’m really looking for a pair of super dark skinnies, and I think these fit the bill.

I love Aldo Shoes. I can almost always find what I’m looking for, and the price doesn’t break the bank.

Five. I’m usually not a fan of flats, but sometimes you want to look put together at times when heels are just not practical. I’m liking these because the shape of the toe helps elongate the leg which is something I think is super important.

Six. Again, these have that great pointed toe that I like. What I enjoy most about these though is the metallic toe cap. It jazzes them up a bit which is great for when you want to take an outfit from day to night. No shame showing up at a bar in these.

Seven. I am the queen of jean shorts. I own at least 8 pairs, most of which are fairly similar. What can I say, when I find something I like, I stick with it. With that said, I have zero casual/dressy shorts. For those times when jean shorts are too casual or just not the appropriate choice. These black shorts from Scotch & Soda are great because they would look good dressed down with a t-shirt or you could dress them up a bit with a nice blouse if you chose to. You have to love items that are versatile.

Eight. Its no secret around these parts, or to my friends and family, that I love blazers. I own a bunch and they get lots of wear. I love them because they’re a great way to classy up an outfit. In the summer I try to stay away from dark colors and neutrals, and infuse some color into my wardrobe. This blazer from Smart Set would be an excellent way to do that.

That concludes this week’s edition of things my bank account hopes I don’t buy.

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