IT’LL BE A MONTAGE!

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So I spontaneously made a wedding dress appointment prior to my other appointment. It all started the other day when my friend Erin found this really awesome tinted dress on Google images. After some searching around, we found out the designer and model of the dress. It turns out, it’s an oldie from Fall 2012, so good luck trying to find it. I called a few local bridal shops, and one said they might be able to order it, since it’s still on the designers website. This is good news! So they reached out to the company, and are going to let me know.

In the meantime, I called Nordstrom (they carry that designer as well) and they told me they are having a Lazaro trunk show.  They didn’t have the dress I want on hand anymore, but they said it’s possible it could turn up during the trunk show, but not extremely likely. No matter, I decided to take their very last open appointment during the trunk show, just to sniff it out. I think this appointment will be like the montage scene in The Sweetest Thing, not taking it terribly seriously (sorry Nordstrom employees!), but to scope out options. I’ve already printed out some Lazaro and Hayley Paige dresses I want to try.

Their dresses are over my budget, but it doesn’t hurt to check them out anyway. Who knows, maybe they will have a sale, or I can snag a sample size at a discount or something. Either way, I’m not putting pressure on the appointment. It’s my first one after all, and I’m quite indecisive. So  I’ll end up checking out at least a few shops before settling on something. Also, I still have lots of time to get a dress, I didn’t want to rush and panic-buy a dress. 

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THE WHOLE TIME!

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Ignore the vintage trading cards, I’m recycling this picture from my Christmas post.

So I brought my awesome new wedding shoes into work, some people wanted to see them in person. I wore them around, and one of the footwear engineers zeroed in a fit problem I was having. I would expect no less,  I work for a footwear company (after all). I got the shoes in a 9, as they don’t offer 1/2 sizes. Which always aggravates me, when shoes are only offered in whole sizes.

ANYWAY, he offered to cut some foam for me to make my shoes fit better. While we were at it, he measured my foot for me. Turns out I’m not an 8 1/2 like I always thought. My correct shoe size is an 8 narrow. Oops! So needless to say, that is why my awesome new shoes are far too large. The foam helps a lot though, so I will be utilizing it. Otherwise I’ll have one of my bridesmaids carry around a safety net to catch me when I fall. 

In related news, I booked my first dress appointment. I only asked four people, as I didn’t feel like arriving with a giant posse. It’s a conundrum. I don’t want to leave anyone out, but I also don’t want to bring 50 people. I assume I’ll be checking out multiple dress shops. So I’ll probably ask friends/family that didn’t join me the first time, to go along to my next appointment. Wish me luck! I need to clean up my Pinterest board, so I have a better idea of what I want to try. 

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NEW YEAR AND SUCH

I rung in the new year with a light up skirt

New Years Eve has come and gone. This year we went to the Green Briar. It wasn’t super crowded, which was great! I also rocked a light up skirt, it was a big hit. Some people stopped me to take pictures of the light up marvel too. Haha!

We had a good group going. We snagged a couple of corner tables, so we could have space to put our jackets. This was key, since there wasn’t a coat check. I also hoarded some new years swag in my coat, that I  (of course) forgot about. Oh well, I’ll save it for next year.

I’m not really doing resolutions. But I’ve completed some 30 Day Fitness Challenges before, on an app. So I’m going to pick a new one each month to do. That should keep me busy for a while. I know it will be impossible to do the challenge every single day in 2017, but I’m going to do as much as I can. I like the app because it reminds you to use it everyday. Handy!

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I DID IT!

I have some catching from what I’ve been up to the last few days. But I wanted to share my One Second Everyday video compliation from 2016. I added a photo or short video every day in the app. It was fun!

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Since I wasn’t ready to give up my Instagram 365 project I’ve been doing the last few years, I completed a photo a day on there as well. But many of the clips and photos are the same as the One Second Everyday video. Sorry, I was too lazy to do separate videos or photos. Anyway, I think I’ll take a break from doing a photo a day on IG or continuing on 1SE for 2017. But I will be trying to use Snapchat more than once every 6 months. Follow me on Snap!

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THE WEIRDEST NEW YEARS 

I was reminiscing the other night, about the weirdest New Years Eve I’ve had (thus far). Picture it, Natick, 2007ish. I was either in college, or fresh out. Andy was invited to this house party from a vague acquaintance. This friend lived at the house. 
Andy and one of his friends had already arrived at party, before I got there. I parked my car on the dead end street and began walking around trying to find the house. Strange occurance one, I almost walked into the wrong home. I saw a man from the neck down with Andy’s build through a window wearing a shirt Andy owns. I was about to open the door, when I realized the house was much too quiet to be a party. Also, Andy thankfully had called me back at the his point. He was waiting for me outside.

So we started things off with some pitch black beer pong in the driveway. 90% of the game was spent trying to find the ping pong balls in the dark. There was also a sketchy ice luge. Oh joy! So after a failed attempt at blind beer pong, we ventured indoors, through a backdoor made of ply wood. So safe!

Once inside, we found Andy’s friend he arrived with, in the living room watching a Three Stooges marathon. There was also an elder poker game happening in the next room, that we weren’t allowed to disturb under any circumstances. Wtf? So we decided to hang out in the freezing cold kitchen. It turns out, plywood doors aren’t terribly insulating, who would have thought?! 

I had to use the bathroom. That was an adventure in itself. It was located next to the plywood backdoor. It also had a sliding door, sporting a large hole in it. Glad to see these people value privacy. So Andy had to stand in front of the bathroom for me. At some point, we met the other roomates. They are are crackhead married couple. Anyone surprised? At this point, I wasn’t. 

They were nice enough though. But Andy turned down the offer to be their new roommate, and share a bedroom with his friend. Praise Jesus! Then a guy resembling a hippie wacky waving inflatable tube man, entered the kitchen with his deck of Tarot cards. He gave people free readings in an animated matter. I can only vaguely imitate him, and that would be in person. Words only fail to describe his persona.

At some point, I met Andy’s friend that was hosting the party. He was actually LEAVING HIS OWN PARTY to attend another one. Duhfuck?! It was getting close to midnight at this point. But nobody was doing a countdown. So I left shortly after, mostly because I had to pee again, and didn’t want to use the glory hole bathroom.

Andy walked me back to my car, I parked towards the start of the street. The house was toward the end. There was a man in the front yard that was chuckling, “crazy party, right?” I said yeah, and continued to slowly walk to my car with Andy. Then the guy (who I assumed was a party goer, but actually was the next door neighbor) flipped a switch and started yelling at us about a car blocking part of his driveway. I was like, “I don’t live here and/or care. Call the cops or something, I’m leaving.” The guy didn’t seem to like this solution, or the more obvious answer of going in the house and asking about the car. So yup, definitely one for the books, or blog. 


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

A gal can never have too many shoes

I had a good Christmas,  and hope you had a great holiday as well!  On Christmas Eve,  Andy and I went to his parents place.  We stuffed or faces and got some gift cards for Christmas.  It was good to see them. 

 Andy did good, and got me the most amazing pair of shoes I’ll ever own for Christmas. Bonus,  he nabbed me some vintage trading cards!  How can any gal resist Tom Selleck’s majestic mustache?! The shoes can’t be worn out,  I’m saving them for the wedding. I’m wearing them for the ceremony and pictures, then changing into the R2 flats for the reception. I can’t wear the heels for an extended period,  because they are very tall and that puts my feet are at an extreme angle. Worth it!

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FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US

I’m taking a break from being lazy and blogging. Last week, I celebrated Festivus with some friends. Andy and I woke up early and went to Providence.  We visited his friends tattoo parlor,  so he could finish his ink.  I got a consult as well. The area is really cute,  and we had lunch after. 

 That night we started off with dinner at Bar Louie. Jamie and I exchanged our Christmas gifts. I got some nice perfume and a lipstick palette!  Thanks,  Jamie!  I got a Festivus sangria to celebrate the occasion.  After dinner,  we meet up with my friend during her impromptu high school reunion.  It was a lot of fun. The bar played good music and we took up most of the bar! 

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