Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Sneaky Dress!

I'm going to be honest with the blogosphere out there. There is something I've been keeping from you - something I haven't told you all.

Secretly, I'm a ninja. Ninjas are sneaky, and I'm gonna tell you all just how sneaky I am!

Nordstrom has a whole bunch of nice and spring-y dresses up on their website. There's quite a bunch that make me swoon, but also a bunch that make my wallet cry a little bit.

Luckily, there is some hope for us cheap skates out there :). Here's the proof.

This lovely number (by Teeze Me) can be found here at the Nordstrom site. It makes me smile, sitting at an affordable $68.00. Naturally, I don't like to spend more the $30-$50 on any one item of clothing (I swear, I was born thrifty), but for a nice new dress, I could tend to splurge a bit more. Especially if it was for a nice rehersal dinner perhaps?

I like to think that even though we're trying to have a wedding on a budget, I can still splurge a little on the
trifecta. This is my term of endearment for the set of new 3 desses I am dying to purchase and also have to be perfect and give me "the one" feel. Wedding dress, rehearsal dinner dress, and bridal shower dress. It's not like I am just looking for an opportunity to shop . . . Okay, I really am just looking for a reason to shop, but the trifecta is totally necessary.

I almost forgot, I shared my "secret" with you all :). Ninja!

I was 0n the Windsor site later and found this dress!

Familiar right?! I know. But here's the best part - at Windsor, it's $64.90! Okay, okay, I realize you'd only get to save like $3.00. But that could be the cost of one invitation, right? And in wedding planning, every little bit helps!

After seeing the dress at Windsor, I got a little curious and did some serious google searching.
I found this!

Here it is at Dillard's! The best part about it though? It sits at a cool $59.00 which is totally more my style. I was surprised to see it, sitting at $10 less then the first time I saw it. $3 might be a toss up, but saving $10? I'm all about it.

These are all the full price for the dress, so I'll be hoping it goes on sale in the future.

The dress is only sold in juniors sizes, but right now, at 21, I can admit that I still shop in juniors. If the clothes are cute, they're cute! And besides, I'm still a bit of a kid. . . at least for the next 3 weeks untill I graduation!

Oh! And if you're all curious, this dress is available at Von Maur for $89.00

Sunday, April 5, 2009

That's a party cake, for sure.

Has anyone ever visited White Flower Cakes? I hadn't, but I found the link via another blog that wasn't in English so I had no idea what it was saying, but it was a cake blog :). Anyway, I headed over to the gallery and found a cake that just really made me smile. I've been on the fence about if we want a traditional cake, or something a little more hip, but this one in definitely in the hip category. (source for all images)

So I just love this cake! As a huge fan of color, it just blows me away.
The website says: "
The Lindsey C - This bride fell in love with The Daphne, but wanted a more tropical feel to it. Hand-sculpted sugar orchids, bold bright colors, (not to mention the flavor choice: coconut cake with a rum soak and a mango buttercream filling) made this cake the perfect centerpiece for her tropical outdoor reception at The Country Club. Serves 280."

The Daphne, eh? So after I read that, I had to find the Daphne. Needless to say, I was blown away, and now even more smitten with more 'contemporary' cakes. What White Flower Cakes says about the Daphne, "Vivid colors, retro patterns and a lush sugar bow topper make this cake an amazing centerpiece for your reception"

As if that wasn't enough for you to drool over, take a quick look at the Velma. "Bold vibrant colors and a tropical floral patterns give this cake a fresh summer feel, perfect for an outdoor wedding."

So, naturally, I'm completely in love with those cakes. Mr. Giraffe is definitely a more traditional kind of guy. But, White Flower has a number of traditional, and traditional with a twist cakes also.

I love the "Love" topper on the cake on the right.
All cake photos taken from White Flower Cake Gallery.

Anybody else drooling over cake photos?

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So depending on the amount of 'whimsy' in your wedding or playfulness, or theme; I think this dress from Sunday Brunch Dress could work as a bridesmaids dress or even the wedding dress. Either way, I'm drooling over it and I want someone to get it. It's gorgeous. I love it. Actually, someone should get it for me. Any takers :) ? At $570, the price is a little steep for BM dresses, but hey you never know!