Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishful Wednesday....

This is my first week participating in Wishful Wednesday....
I read so many blogs who already participate so I wanted to as well!!

'I wish' .... I could have worn the gown that Lea Michelle wore at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Lea Michelle's wore an Oscar de la Renta gown!
I LOVE IT!!!
I think she looks beautiful!
It's such a princess dress!!
photo found on bing images

speaking of dresses...
i've begun the search for my...
wedding dress...
i'm not mentioning the date as of now...
it is in under 6 months though...
i have a bit of anxiety about the whole thing...
although it will only be our immediate family...
my dress will not be anything extravagant...
we are paying for everything out of pocket...
we don't have much in our pocket, hehe....
our wedding will be very simple and just about us...

in other dress news...
we have a "ball" to attend...
the ball is not until april but i love looking for dresses...
last year i wore a long black dress...
i fit right in with all the crowd...
seemed like everyone was wearing black...
this year i want to wear something different...
i think i was one of the youngest people at the ball last year...
probably will be this year as well...
the ticket for dinner plates for this ball are $500 each...
we go because we get invited for free...
score!
i was thinking of getting the dress below...
it's from arden b...
billy really likes it too :)
what do you ladies think?
is it too casual?
would you pair it with gold shoes and accessories...
or silver?
or what other options are there?
thanks for opinions!!

happy wednesday to all.of.you!!!

86 comments:

Kelly said...

LOVE that dress from ArdenB! The details make it SO much more than "just a dress" yanno? I don't wear gold at all, but I would personally wear some really gorgeous gold jewelry with it. The shimmer would match perfectly with gold in my opinion :-)

And how exciting about your upcoming wedding? So special that it's going to be small and just with family. Hope you're having a great day!

Joanna Noel said...

Welcome to Wishfull Wensday! Love that dress as well..but for me..Sandra's dress won out! Have fun working on your wedding!

Candice said...

I loved her dress!!!! She looked so AMAZING in it! And I love that little dress you are thinking about getting! I bet you would look so good in it! I love Arden B!!!

Sole Matters said...

Love the dress!!! not sure what color accessories, id have to see it?

Courtney said...

I like the pink dress and I'm with you...when you go to those fancy smancy "older" people events every woman has on black. They look nice...but I ALWAYS try to stay away from black at such things...you'll really stand out in that pink...or any color that would "pop"! Flaunt it while ya got it girl !! :)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

That dress is really pretty and would look great on you, I think. I'm not sure about accessories...can't really tell much from the picture about which color???

Also, have fun wedding dress shopping! Even if it is simple, the day is about you and Billy! :)

Lindsey said...

LOVE that dress!!!!!

Marian said...

I loved Lea's dress at the Golden Globes as well!!!

And starting the dress search (I know you don't want to think about it), but that is sooo exciting!!

I think that dress you picked out is fabulous!! Work it girrrrrl

Tamela said...

That black dress is amazing!!!! I would want to wear it too!

I really like the dress you picked out for the ball. I have never been to a ball.

Lori said...

That dress is gorgeous!! Add some great jewels and of course amazing shoes, and I think you have a winner!!

I also loved Kate Hudson's dress at the Globes!

Mallory said...

i love the arden b dress! i'm thinking gold would look really pretty next to that color :) i want to hear more wedding talk! spill the details! haha

Kristen said...
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Kristen said...

I love the dress ~ I would pair it with gold accessories!

So exciting about your wedding ~ no need to share the detials if you don't want to, but pictures after the fact would are a must :-)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Ohhhh I love it!!!! Hmm i'm not sure about the shoes and jewelry I think that gold would clash.. but then again I dont go to balls and my dressing up lately is jeans and heels! Whichever you choose you'll look like a hottie!!

Melissa said...

I love the dress! I would go with Gold accessories!

Michely Medeiros. said...

i can't wait to hear more about your wedding details!! as for the arden b dress its gorgeous!!!

Working Mommy said...

While I do love the dress - it just isn't quite dressy enough. With the tickets being $500 each, you should look like you paid for them and didn't get them for free...gotta act like you own the place, girl, especially when you're one of the youngest there! Go for something similar to the ODR that Lea wore...I'm sure you can find something WAY less expensive with all the flair!

~WM

Iva said...

I think its a beautiful dress...and whats GREAT about it, is you can wear it dressy and casual based on how you accessorize and pair it! ;) so you'll be getting many uses out of it :)

Heather said...

Loved her dress!! So pretty!

Alicia said...

ohhhhh i love the arden b dress! so cute!! i know you'd look amazing in it :) good luck wedding dress shopping! SO EXCITING!!!

Juliana said...

I love Glee and the entire cast...but moving on....I LOVE the dress that you posted!!!! I want it!

Expat Girl said...

Ohhhh I loved that dress, it was by far my favourite one of the night and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the one you have picked out for the ball : )

SG said...

Very cute dress!! Have fun wedding dress shopping, it can be very overwhelming but also a LOT of fun. Enjoy it!

aLena said...

I LOVE that dress & gold accessories would look DIVINE with it!

All About Aleigha said...

That dress is gorgeous & I believe gold accessories would look best. Also, I just recently found your blog & absolutely love it!

Jennie said...

If I wouldnt havnt picked Fergie's dress, I was SO going to pick this one! I love it!! :)

carrie1 said...

I would go for the GOLD! =)

I was actually just on the Nine West website and these would be cute with it...

http://www.ninewest.com/Every/4448902,default,pd.html?cgid=1062&itemNum=18&variantSizeClass=&variantColor=LGOLDLE

Rasha said...

love the pink dress.

bananas. said...

I want to go to a ball! Sounds like so much fun. And total score for you for getting to go free. I say get the dress. You'd look gorgeous in anything but i think you'd really stand out in that dress.

Lindsey said...

the dress will look great on you with your dark hair!! I love it :) I'm going to be different, but what if you did black jewelery? Like those black pearls, black open toe shoes? Anyway - have fun wedding dress shopping doll :)!!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

$500 tickets?! Wowza.....score on the free invite!
That dress is sooo beautiful. But when you say $500 tickets to a ball...it does make me wonder if that dress is too casual...I'm sorry, I know everyone else loves it. And I do too! But it just sounds like quite an event!! Happy choosing!

Lil' Woman said...

How exciting!
I can't wait to go wedding dress shopping!
And I love the dress your thinking about getting for the ball....gorgeous!

Mari said...

I died when I saw Lea's dress- died- she is absolutely breath taking- an dI really like the color but you have to go long if it's a ball- make a statement and stand out with your beautiful self!

Lynn said...

I LOVE that dress too!!! Check out J Crew for wedding dresses...I found both of mine on there for reasonably priced. I actualy have one that I didn't wear for sale. It's probably too big for you but I would sell it for cheap and you could have it taken in. Email me for pics and deets if your interested. lynnscup at gmail dot com.

Katy Mary said...

I think the Arden B dress is so pretty but it's a tough call for attire. If it is black tie they usually recommend a long gown but some people say you can get away with shorter dresses. In my experience most balls people wear longer dresses but that doesn't mean you have to! Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Rhianna said...

I would wear gold or pearl jewelry with the pink dress.

Tara Gibson said...

exciting about the wedding dress and I loved that oscar gown! only if you could find it in ivory : )

the pink dress is darling. I would pair it with gold accessories

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Selma said...

Lea's dress is goregous! I picked someone else. hehe. But her dress is just perfect, and so elegant. :D

Katie said...

that dress is so cute!! GET IT! It's like a little cupcake :)

Emily said...

Love Lea Michele's dress too. The Arden B dress is super cute. It's soo much easier to dance in a short one too. I'd wear cute strappy silver shoes! Love the picture from last year's ball!

Lauren Kelly said...

That dress is sooooooooo amazing, you are going to rock it, totally!!!! :)

And how exciting about the wedding coming up!!!!

All Things Cherish said...

Hey Annie, I added the 'where to buy' info to the post from yesterday. I love that dress, I think it's absolutely adorable! Good luck w. the wedding dress shopping, don't stress, when you find "the one" you'll know it! : )

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm loving that pink dress! I think you could pair with with silver or gold...I'd probably go silver only because I have so much more.

Lindsey said...

I loved her dress! It was my favorite of the night. I also love the other dress that you picked for the ball. Very cute!

Mrs. Potts said...

Great pick on this dress!!

I love the dress you picked for a ball. My only thought is that when I hear the word ball, I think formal, but you're also teensy tinsy & younger than everyone there, so you may pull it off!

I think you'd be beautiful in it!

Annie said...

good pick!!

wedidng dress shopping...ekkkk.....how exciting :)

and love that ArdenB dress...you would look GREAT in that!! That color with your dark hair would be SOO pretty!!

Mitzi G.!! said...

I say go Gold....the dress will look amazing on you!

So excited for your upcoming nuptials & have a great time dress shopping!!

Suzy said...

Love the pink dress, you will blow everyone out of the water!

Erin said...

That black dress is insanely beautiful!!! I love love love the pink(ish) dress. I would pair it with gold.

Jenny.Lee said...

We kept our wedding very intimate, (immediate family and a few close friends) and it was perfect! I can't wait to hear more about your big day! I love the dress and I think pearls would go well with it.

katie + bret said...

Girl - You would look GORGEOUS in Lea's dress. Stunning in fact!!

Love your pink dress - If you can find the right pearl/pink stone jewelry that is accented with gold it would look super pretty together!

brooke said...

i love balls!!! um.evening ones that is...gross. haha...sorry. anyway...now i have the giggles...hi i am twelve today...seriously though...i love that arden b dress...and how funny about penelope's dress b/c as soon as i saw it i thought about you in the photo you keep at the very bottom of your blog!!! LOVE that arden b dress!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I would have chosen the dress Lea Michelle wore too! I used to do Wishful Wednesday from the very start of it, and I have been SOOO bad lately. Next week, I swear, I will get back to it!
I love love that Arden B pinkish dress. I used to think that formal dresses should be LONG, but I no longer think that. i Have seen a lot of formal shorter dresses! GO FOR IT!

jennster said...

i love it and think it's TOTALLY YOU! you would rock that dress!

Brittany said...

I picked that dress too!!

Caroline said...

That is such a sweet dress. I would probably pair it with silver shoes and accesories! And YAY for wedding dress shopping! How much fun!! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love that dress too - stunning!!

Jenni said...

Oh I LOVE it!!! So beautiful!!! And I would go with gold :)

Ashley said...

I love both of those dresses! And that is so exciting about wedding dress shopping!! :)

Katie F said...

I loved wedding dress shopping. I wish I could do it all over again.
I love the pink dress. Short is in this year. I think it would be dressy enough for a ball!

Tiffany said...

LOVE that pink dress! You will be darling in it! Very cute!!

Sam said...

Didn't Lea Michele look amazing?? She rocked the red carpet in that dress! Great choice!

I love the Arden B dress!

Alison said...

Love the dress! At first I was going to say gold shoes etc but now I'm not sure... It's kind of hard to tell from a picture. I've noticed that when celebs wear dresses that are in unusual colors they often wear nude shoes. So maybe that's an option??? I'm sure whatever you choose will be fab!

Debbie said...

Too casual? It's gorgeous! Get it!!!!!

Jules said...

The Oscar de la Renta gown is beautiful and the more I look at it, the more that I like it. That is so exciting that you’re starting the search for your wedding dress! I think that your special day is going to be intimate and very special.

Is the dress at the bottom of your blog the one that you wore last year? You looked fabulous! I do like the Arden B. dress a lot and if you’re one of the younger couples that you can absolutely get away with it. The ball sounds so fancy :)

P.S. I left you an award!

Shayla said...

I LOVE that dress..SO PRETTY, but it may be "not dressy enough" did many women at the event wear short dresses last year??? you may want to still use a bold color but go with a longer dress :)

good luck with the dress hunt, i saw mine online fell in love with it, looked at it every day for two weeks, tried on the ivory one at the store, and it just came in the mail today!!!! it is absolutely ME :) I cant wait to read about you finding YOUR dress :D and it being perfect for you

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Love that dress! I'd do gold with it. And I agree with most of the other ladies... spill it on the wedding deets hon!

Mrs. Dew said...

OMG I am obsessed with that dress! She looked THE BEST IMO!

Amber said...

That is my favorite dress as well - love the black!

Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I love the idea of a very small, intimate wedding. And while wedding days are fabulous, they aren't anything worth breaking your bank/financial future over. You're marrying the love of your life. :) We had a wedding a budget as well and it turned out to be everything I dreamed of! Let me know if you need some money saving tips - I'm a pro!

LOVE the dress. I desperately wish I could pull something like that off - if I could, I would wear it in a heartbeat. You should get it!

jayme said...

i love the idea of a close, intimate wedding. i'm so happy for you!

and that dress is gorgeous--greatt pick and i'm sure you'll look stunning! ...i love going to balls, they make me feel so important. ha. and especially attending for free! doesn't get much better than that! xxoo my love!

Kym said...

Annie!!! That dress from Arden B is beautiful! i love the color and the design of it... i can't really say if i would pair if with gold or silver... im not the best when it comes to that kinda stuff! haha! either way, you're going to be gorgeous! :)

M said...

You have plenty of time to find a dress! I know you will find it in no time!!

The Pittman's said...

oh my goodness, good luck wedding gown shopping! i love the pink, love love but i'm a fan of wearing floor length gowns to balls...i dunno i'm old fashioned i guess, it has the cinderella appeal :) I'm sure you'll great in anything though!

Jax said...

I.love.that.dress. I vote for silver accessories! I dont know why, but I see some silver blingy jewelry being pretty awesomesauce with it! I'm kinda a gold freak lately so it's weird I voted silver.. *shrugs* But I still think you'll look fab no matter what in it!!

And yay for wedding dress shopping, girl! I am still so impressed by the fact that ya'll are paying for this on your own b/c like I've commented before, I will def be in the same boat. :) My friend went to one of the nicest boutiques in Tulsa and found one on sale for like 200 bucks! She was FLOOOOORED. People dont go there and look for sales, I suppose. So there's a tip! :) XOXO!

OceanDreams said...

That dress is gorgeous and the details, flowers, color, everything is just screaming beauty! Seriously! I hope you have fun at the ball, so much fun and I want to see pictures lady! Also, how exciting that your wedding is around the corner - have fun looking for the perfect dress. I hope you are enjoying your week hun!

Jon and Steph said...

Oh my gosh that dress is so much fun! I love it and think it's awesome that you aren't sticking with normal black dress this year! You're going to look gorgeous!!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Great choice....that black dress is stunning! I LOVE the little pink dress, I think it's perfect!
xo
Blair

Shay said...

Love the dress! Seriously! I prefer silver accessories but I think Gold may work better...

Yay for your wedding!!! I bought my dress already! I love it! and yes I too have a love hate relationship with chapstick like you commented on mine ;)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

people love you! i had to scroll down through all of those lovely comments.

i love the dress and think it fits you to a T.

Shanna said...

I absolutely LOVE the pink dress and I'd go with gold! So exciting about the wedding!

Danielle said...

That dress is great...and I'd probably go with gold. How exciting that you're getting married in less than 6 months! I found my dress at Alfred Angelo - they are pretty reasonable.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I think that black dress is SOOO very classy and just GORGEOUS!!!

christy rose said...

Love the dress and I would say that silver accessories would be more classy! :) You will look fantastic in it!

Lindsey said...

Love the dress! I'm sure you will look gorgeous in it no matter what. Hope you have a great weekend.

♥Kim said...

Ooh that is such a cute girly dress! Love it!
Would you think black shoes would be tacky? can't really tell by picture. Wedding?!?!? Yay, that's exciting news! Can't wait to here all about it!!!

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