Here comes the gown…

After staring at David Tutera’s one-of-a-kind Platinum Wedding Gown for two weeks, I have decided that I would like a simple dress whenever I decide to get married. I have been in several weddings and have gone on many shopping trips to try on dresses. Bustles? Can be extremely annoying. Strapless? Have to make sure it fits you perfectly. Too poofy? Can’t dance too well. Too tight? You can’t sit down. Too thin a fabric? You can see right through it.
A good place to turn for simple and elegant wedding dresses that won’t break the bank? J. Crew. You can dress your bridesmaids there as well!


Genevieve silk radzimir gown

This dress reminds me of the one the sister had made in 27 Dresses. Bonus? It has pockets! How amazing is that?
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Silk tricotine goddess gown

This dress looks so comfortable – something that is insanely important on your big day.
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Berry-trim Nathalie gown
With the berry trim, this dress is a little more whimsical and would be perfect for a garden party wedding. Or, if you were planning on getting married in the autumn, you could add berries to the bouquets and center pieces to keep with the theme.
Once again, this one has pockets.
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“Our love-wheedling myth”

In honor of National Poetry Day, here is a poem by the wonderful Meghan O’Rourke from Halflife. She is a beautiful writer and person…I met her and heard her speak almost two years ago, thanks to a wonderful class I took in college. A set of her poems inspired a series that I later wrote for a final project.


Troy

We had a drink and got in bed.
That’s when the boat in my mouth set sail,
my fingers drifting in the shallows of your buzz cut.
And in the sound of your eye
a skiff coasted–boarding it
I found all the bric-a-brac of your attic gloom,
the knives from that other island trip,
the poison suckleroot lifted from God-knows-where.
O all your ill-begotten loot–and yes, somewhere,
the words you never actually spoke,
the woven rope tethering
me to this rotting joint. Touch me,
and the boat and the city burn like whiskey
going down the throat. Or so it goes,
our love-wheedling myth, excessively baroque.

The time has come for colds and overcoats…

The cool weather is here…and I love it. Black tights are now an everyday essential, and my cloche hat has made a few appearances (along with many compliments!). Next accessory to make an appearance? Gloves! Break out some cute ones this fall!

Portalano Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves
It is not super cold yet, so these would be great for the cool fall mornings. Since they are longer, they would go really well with a cropped jacket or blazer.
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Leather Gloves

Elbow-length leather gloves? Why not? Good for a night out.
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Searle Open Work Glove
I just love the rosettes!
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