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Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday’s outfit included my new favorite striped shirt (Salvation Army, $2.50). Striped shirts are one of those items you see lots of at the thrift stores but it can be a little tricky finding really good ones, as there's often something off, whether it be the size, the fit, or the fabric. Everything was just right with this one though, and I love the grommets along the neckline. Nautical, classic, and perfect for pairing with this hat, which I can’t seem to get enough of lately.
I went on a jaunt down to Marin with Lucas’ mom and two of his sisters to hunt for a wedding dress. His mom is getting married this Fall and of course I was so excited to come along and help find the perfect dress for her, especially since we were going to look at the same magical little boutique where I found my own wedding dress seven years ago!
The dress above was beautiful and we all kind of fell in love with it on sight, BUT the one she ended up with was even better… it was one of those instances where she walked out of the dressing room and we all went: “Oh yeah, THAT’S the one. No question.” I wish I could show pictures of it but of course it’s a secret until after the wedding, it’s GORGEOUS though and she looks amazing in it. She even found the perfect jewelry to go with it, a very successful trip and lots of fun!
If you or anyone you know is in or around the Bay Area and looking for a wedding dress, Shadows (the website does NOT do them justice, btw) in San Anselmo is not to be missed, especially if antique, both the real deal and vintage-inspired, wedding dresses are your thing.
Also, if you're not about traditional, though they do have those too, it's the bridal boutique to visit and they have amazing deals. Ha, you'd think they were paying me, but no, I just know of so many people who have found the dress of their dreams there, it really is quite a magical place :)