July 30, 2010

Wedding Shoes, a Sneak Dress Peek, and Store Review Followup

Sorry for the silence yesterday. On the way to my dress fitting at Anne Gregory For the Bride, I ran into some car trouble. Afterwards I decided to trek to my parents' house so I could take my car to their trusted mechanic and found myself sans bathing suit, pajamas, laptop, glasses, phone charger, and everything else. But I had a blast during my impromptu visit home and am back with a working car!

While at Anne Gregory I was able to finalize my shoe choice with the help of the commenters on this post, my mom, my sister, and Gregory who, despite some mixed reviews here and regardless of my (relatively) inexpensive closeout dress purchase, was supportive and warm throughout my appointment. And we decided together that the Louboutin's were the most glamorous and comfortable option to wear with my gown. I love the purple Caparros too and might wear them to my rehearsal dinner (since I might have picked out a different outfit for that too) but the Stuart Weitzmans are going back. They're gorgeous and fancy but too high for me to realistically wear and too expensive for me to justify as a new purchase.

I also learned my long line Le Mystére Bridal Bustier was a little bulky for my dress. I brought it along with my shoe options to test with my dress during the fitting appointment and am now glad I kept the tags attached. I might take the advice of the Saks Pittsburgh bra magician (aka the intimates sales associate who knows bra sizes even when women are wearing winter coats!) and wear a regular bra with shapewear. It isn't glamorous but it seems most practical and supportive. I am going to try a downtown Pittsburgh store the seamstress recommended called Smart Form Inc.

I know wedding chatter has increased here but that is mostly related to how I've been consuming lately. My consumption has been dominated by wedding business and it is hard to shop for other things when my budget is tied up in this particular looming occasion. BTW, I know from the photo the gown looks a little over the top. I promise it is tasteful in person when you see all of it. Have a great weekend, everyone!

16 comments:

Tien said...

Wow, I would not say it's over the top at all. In fact, it looks like it's full of details. Glad you went with the Loubs. Can't wait to see more wedding related posts!

Worthington said...

That looks like a fluffy wedding gown to me! Congrats on picking out your shoes!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I cannot wait to see more pictures of you in the gown! The shoe choice is oh-so important, so kudos on getting that nailed down!

Brianna said...

love the little peek! but I am one of the lucky ones who has seen the whole dress and it looks amazing on you! fits your personality/style sooo well

Desert Flower said...

I am thrilled that you chose the Loubous! So pretty.

erin said...

you know i love the loubs! i can't wait to see the rest of your dress!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

You tease! I can't wait to see your dress!

brook beast said...

the shoes are pretty awesome..match well with the dress

tres tippy said...

it looks gorgeous from what I see! i can't wait to see the rest. so excited for you :)

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Tien, it has tons of details which were what drew me to it. Thanks for bearing with the wedding chatter!

Worthington, it is indeed kind of fluffy but not exactly poofy. :)

La Historiadora, I can't wait to wear it and have photos to share! Thanks for the kudos!

Brianna, I can always count on the fashionism family to weigh in with support when I need it most! Thank you for being a part of that!

Desert Flower, Thanks! I think they were the right choice too!

Erin, I have you to thank for these Loubs! I would have totally missed out if it weren't for your message about them. I'm excited to do wedding hair tryouts soon!

A Stylized Hysteria, soon enough! I can't believe how fast the time is flying. :)

Brook Beast, Thank you so much!

Tres Tippy, I am so excited for you too! Thank you!

Leeann said...

Anne Gregory is a great place! Cute shoes!

Sources said...

great shoes! love the style and design of them.
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Jessicperson123 said...

I have you to thank for these Loubs! I would have totally missed out if
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