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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Bunch of Wedding Related Random-ness...

First up on wedding related random-ness...did you know that my first bridal shower is two weeks from tomorrow!?  My Mother is hosting a bridal shower for me up in Massachusetts, and then Bryan's Mom will be hosting one later in the summer in Pittsburgh.  I'm super excited...and I got my outfit!

Remember how my mom got me that gorgeous necklace and I said I wanted to get a dress for my showers that I could wear it with (if you don't, you can read about it here)?  Well, I found the perfect dress...

It's from Express and I love it!  It even has pockets, which is awesome, and the sweetheart neckline looks great with my vintage pearls.  Please excuse my makeup-lacking face in the last picture, but I plan on wearing my hair back in a bun like that.  Oh, and I can't forget to show off the shoes I got...

I love these even more than I love the dress!  First of all, they are absurdly comfortable.  Secondly, the metallic color is to die for.  And lastly, I only paid $25 for them!  That's right, twenty-five-dollars!  I got them from DSW - the original price was $45 but I used a coupon and a rewards certificate.

On another attire related note, I think I found a dress that I want to wear for my bachellorette party...

Don't laugh, because seriously, when will I ever have the chance to wear an over-the-top mini dress like that again?  I saw it in the window of NYNY, which I usually refer to as the "stripper store in station square" because they sell skanky dresses (much worse than that one) and clear, plastic heels.  MOH Sam and I might have to make a trip down there to try it on...

Next up, some DIY progress.  First, my pearl bouquet:

Look at it grow!  I really don't mind working on this because it's so easy to do while veggin' out on the couch.  I seriously can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished.

And finally, some progress on my DIY shoes:

I've started working on this project during my lunch at work; otherwise I'm not sure I ever would have finished it.  So each picture is about an additional 50 minutes of work - I'll be done with the first shoe in no time!  But then I still have a whole other shoe to do, lol, which I would like to complete before my first fitting...

That's really all for now.  Do you take progress pictures of your long, labor intensive DIY projects to keep yourself from losing your mind like I do?  Because seriously, if I wasn't taking the pictures of that damn shoe, I would probably be convinced that I'm not getting any closer to being finished!

Have a great weekend everyone, I hope you have awesome weather like we're supposed to here in Pittsburgh!


  1. Ok, I love love love your shower dress! It's adorable and perfect for the occasion. AND I LOVE THE BACHOLERETTE DRESS. Get it. Get it right now. You'll never have an excuse to wear something so ridiculous again!!! Seriously. I want it. Lol.

  2. Your shower dress is absolutely amazing! And you look great in it!

  3. That dress is adorable! And those DIY shoes - they look like something you'd buy at the store! Great job!

  4. Your dress is gorgeous as is the necklace! You look beautiful (and I have serious leg envy ;) ).

    Love your DIY projects also!


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  6. Hi, Loving the blog :) I was wondering if you remembered how many beads you used in the bouquet? I'm considering doing that too :)