Thursday, September 9, 2010


J Crew Sophia Gown in Ivory
After a lot of searching (even before I got engaged) and thinking about what kind of wedding dress I wanted I decided that a simple silhouette with bold accessories would be the way to go.  I'm a jewelry and hairpiece kind of girl, and it's hard to rock a magnolia flower and a vintage inspired rhinestone necklace when you're wearing a glittery, beaded cake for a dress.  No offense to all those out there planning to wear a glittery, beaded cake for a dress at their wedding, though.
I found what I was looking for at J Crew Wedding, but I bought what I found at J Crew on eBay... actually, my fantastically generous aunt, Diane, is taking care of the dress.  Thanks, D!
So here it is, a redunkulously affordable (green) dress - already affordable because it's a J Crew wedding dress and even more affordable considering I won it on eBay for $75, and an eco-conscious dress (other green) because it's recycled.
The plan is to create some sort of handmade (by my aunt Diane) lace bolero and pair a satin sash to go along with it.  A great hair piece (Taylor-made), maybe a triple strand faux pearl bracelet and bam!  I'm ready to walk down that aisle.
Now all I need to do is fit the dress.
For more on how I'm working on fitting into the dress check out Viva La Healthy.
~ the green/green bride


  1. Love the dress, and along with a handmade lace bolero, sash and unique're talking pure eloquence on your wedding day! Very creative.