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What I’m Loving Wednesday: Rehearsal Dinner Mad Men Frocks

Why, hello Wednesday. You are looking pretty good today. Have you lost weight? New hair cut? Not sure what you’ve done but you are looking FINNNEE. I have ONE MORE DAY until the weekend and I’m barely holding on. So Wednesday, be kind to me okay?

Let’s talk for a minute about rehearsal dinner attire. I may be old-fashioned, but I believe a rehearsal dinner is a very special event. I don’t care if you host it at the Ritz Carlton or a trailer park, the event itself is a very big deal. It’s the night before your wedding, for petes sake! It’s the night before the madness, the last night you are an I instead of a we, the last night (many of us) are known as the name we’ve grown up with. Plus, it’s time you get to really spent with your bridal party uninterrupted with the craze of the actual wedding day. You get to talk to some of your guests and laugh with your husband. Honestly, I loved every second of our rehearsal dinner for that very reason. However, through the blog world, I’ve learned that some people just don’t care about rehearsals or dinners. They serve the purpose of purely being time to practice and that’s it. They don’t host a dinner or dress up, they just run through the motions. Although I don’t agree with this, to each their own. All I know is that it was a very special event TO ME and I wanted to frame the event accordingly, attire wise. I even remember talking on the phone with my mom a few days before, saying “please tell everyone not to wear jeans, to dress nicely.” and my mom going “well, duh! It’s a rehearsal dinner, who would wear jeans?” Maybe it’s just my family and how I presented the rehearsal dinner’s formality, but almost everyone showed up looking dapper. 

My ladies looking gorgeous!

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Tuesday Shoesday: A Little Lace Goes A Long Way

Aren’t these all lace frocks to die for?

You may or may not know this already, but I’m slightly obsessed with lace. I’ve always had an eye for this delicate fabric, but ever since my dear fiancé put that shiny big rock on my finger, my like has tuned into fiery love. As much as I love lace dresses (aren’t the ones above just stunning?), they have to be crafted and measured just right to come off as vintage/sexy and not grandmother/tablecloth.  Although I’m a fan of the all lace gowns, I also think just a little bit of it can go a long way and can add just the right touch of vintage glamor to anything.  These beautiful Valentino pumps below demonstrate this point perfectly. Just a touch of lace turns these pumps from plain Jane to knockout. Which color is your favorite?

Sand/Black Lace Bow Pump

Black/black Lace Bow Pump

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Tuesday Shoesday: I think I’m in Love

I am in love, friends and followers, with a pair of shoes so amazing I can’t imagine living any longer without them on my feet and in my closet. These gorgeous shoes were made for me and my wedding, I’m sure of it. They have a vintage, old South, 1940’s vibe and are made entirely of a gorgeous ivory lace, which will match the bodice of my wedding gown perfectly. And, to top it off, they have a stunning, hand-made rosette perfectly situated right on top. [Ya’ll know how I feel about rosettes].  So what is standing in the way of me owning these amazing, absolutely perfect booties? I don’t know where to find them! I came across them while searching for vintage wedding photographs for my latest inspiration board and I can’t seem to find the designer or who the photographer is! Apart from this being a normal #tuesdayshoesday post, it’s also a plea for help finding where I can buy these gorgeous shoes, or at least find the owner so I can bribe them with money, lots and lots of money.

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