We’re going to a wedding this month. I’m the maid of honor and Jeremy is the best man. Sort of. Our titles aren’t official, but since we’re the only people in the wedding party, I think we can call ourselves anything we want. In fact, we’ll be the only people in attendance, period.
I’ll explain the limited guest list. While the bride and groom have family and friends they love dearly, they just wanted an inexpensive, uncomplicated, intimate event. The four of us have been meaning to get away together for years, and they’ve been engaged for ages. Now, the bride to be is pregnant with twins (in addition to the two little boys already part of their blended family) and time will soon be at a premium. So, the four of us are jetting off to Las Vegas for their shotgun, quasi elopement.
Our flights have been booked and our rooms are reserved. That was the easy part.
The big challenge was deciding what to wear.
J. Crew Sophia Dress
Ah, the J. Crew Sophia dress – my old standby. I wore the long version for our wedding and I have this short version already in black. What can I say? I love this dress. It’s comfortable, fits nicely and it’s made of a lovely fabric. This time around it was the colour that got me though. I had my heart set on something reddish or purple. I found a few other dresses I liked, but I couldn’t stop thinking about this one. It mysteriously disappeared from the J. Crew site for a while, but then reappeared last weekend, so I ordered it before it slipped away again (plus, there was an additional discount, of course).
I received the dress today. Correction – I received a dress today. Not this one. Three frustrating phone calls to J. Crew later, I’m assured the one I actually ordered is on it’s way. I’ll believe it when I see it.
I’d been in the process of making a purse for this outfit, but I couldn’t quite get it right. The first one was too small and the second was the wrong fabric. I found this one when I was out buying fusible interfacing for my third attempt. Done.
Aldo Peep-Toe Pumps
I’d searched everywhere for a pair of leather (and not patent leather) heels in a natural/bone colour that fit my big, weird feet. These are almost perfect, but they’re a bit snug (and by a bit, I mean I whimper every time I put them on). Even after pushing them to the limit with a shoe stretcher, they’re still not comfortable. I have two options now: I can have my baby toes removed surgically, or I can drink a pint of tequila before the wedding to numb the pain.
I’ll probably go with the tequila.