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Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy

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Let it be known: Team Broke-Ass fully believes in the power of lingerie. Like any solid foundation, good lingerie has the power to transform the way an outfit looks on you and how you carry yourself. And it feels damn sexy, to boot. You’ve likely thought about what you might wear on your wedding night or on your honeymoon, but what about all the sexy times during the engagement? Man, if there ever was a great way to blow off some steam, getting frisky with your partner is definitely one of them. Here are five gorgeous underthings to ramp up your sexy swagger.

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- True & Co. Macaroon Set

Macaroon Set with plunging longline bra and cheeky hipster, $50 from True & Co.

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- Helen Kukovski on Etsy

Black lace triangle bra and string bikini set, $55 from HelenKukovski

Hips and Curves

Red and black cheeky lace panty, $9.95, and soft lace bra, $26.95 from Hips and Curves

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- Turquoise Bra and Panties from Etsy Seller LoveLeviLa

Black and turquoise lace bra, $45, and panties, $21, from LoveLeviLa

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A La Rose mesh and satin set, $50 from True & Co.

Which one of these is your favorite sexy set, BABs?

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

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Hello my BAB’s! BHLDN strikes for a 3rd time since I started writing this column. Don’t worry, though, in this case 3 strikes doesn’t mean you’re out. We love you too much here! I am not surprised one bit either. They always have a super stunning collection of gowns from some totally amazing designers. This week we’re helping Katie get over a WTOO by Watters gown. “Persephone” was the goddess queen of the underworld and “Persiphone” is the gown we’re helping Katie get over.  This dress is definitely fit for a greek goddess, or any goddess really.  It has tons of lovely tulle (which never gets old IMO) and pretty sequins all over the bodice. You guys know I love me some Watters and I know you do, too, as this is definitely not the first time Watters made someone fall in love only to experience sticker shock. Well, it’s cool ’cause that’s what I’m here for and it’s always a blast trying to help you ladies find something you can feel special in, without breaking the bank. That’s what I did for Katie. At least I hope so. Here’s what Katie had to say:

“Who can I submit a “Can’t Afford it” photo to? I’ve become slightly obsessed with this WTOO by Watters ‘Persiphone Gown’ but the $1350 price tag is about twice what I was hoping to spend. I love the whole look and if you can help me find something similar for less than $600 you will be my wedding heroes.”

 

Can't Afford It

 

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 “Persiphone Gown” WTOO by Watters for BHLDN (Style: 34509968) $1350 

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

 A-Line Gown With Beaded, Mesh Illusion Neckline – Currently on sale! $174.99 (30% Off!) at ModCloth

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Convertible Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 33364852) $275 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Sweeping A-Line Gown Covered In Shimmering Beads (Style: 932750) $298 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 A-Line Crinkled Silk Chiffon Gown (Style: 86996) $310 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Sleeveless A-Line Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: S7533) $398 at Zappos

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Chiffon Dress With Sheer Neckline & Embroidery (Style: 21005) $438 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Length Tulle Gown With Stunning Hand-Fashioned Embroidery (Style: 33161548) $480 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 A-Line Gown With Swarovski Crystals On Neckline (Style: T626) $548 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Strapless Lace Gown Over Sequin Bodice (Style: 1049) $550 at Dessy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Sweeping Silk Chiffon Gown With Crossover Neckline (Style: 08899) $595 at J. Crew

Am I your wedding hero yet? I certainly hope so. BHLDN has other dresses that are similar to the one you love and the two from BestBridalPrices.com are really close. Please let me know what you think and if you have any other questions for us here at Broke-Ass Bride! Until next week, BABs …

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Got a Passion for Fashion? You Might Be Our Person

Got a Passion for Fashion? You Might Be Our Gal

It’s wedding planning season, and the team at The Broke-Ass Bride has been inundated with Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! requests, and it’s high time we brought on a second fashion-savvy contributor with an eye for detail and spend-thriftiness to help our girl Elaine divvy out the broke-ass friendly versions of fabulous designer gowns.

Does that sound like something you’d be super good at doing? Awesome! Here are the things we need from you:

- Be willing to commit to posting 2x a month. This is every other week, darling, and the deadline is real.

- Have a Pinterest board showing your budget-savvy, fashion-focused prowess

- Know how to string a few words together

- Be super stoked about helping brides find a good broke-ass friendly dress of their dreams, and a general love of weddings

- Understand that we’re a baby biz, and for right now we can only compensate in high-fives, possible freebies, discounts and the potential for moving into a paid position, as well as stellar recommendations and a chance to enhance your writing/blogging skillz

Sound like something you’d dig? Email Christen at christen@brokeassbride.com with a short cover letter introducing yourself and link to your relevant Pinterest board showing your ability to help a bride who #CantAffordItGetOverIt! Accepting applications until 2/15.

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar

I love Luna Bazaar products, not just for a wedding, but for my home too. Last year, Luna sent me a few things to test out, and I’m totally hooked. Those disco ball string lights? Still totally in my house. So, they did it again. Luna Bazaar gave me a chance to pick my five favorite things from their site, as long as it was no more than $25 worth of products. And I had a heyday … though I was only able to pick 4 products for the allotted amount, I totally splurged and bought myself a little something extra.

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

Turquoise Blue Little Round Hurricane Lantern, $5

This little guy hangs out on my pegboard where I store my pots and pans and totally pops against the pale yellow, but I think this would be a great, colorful option for the wintery centerpiece DIY.

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Gilt Gold Paper Straws – 25 pack, $3.95

I like straws. I like gold. I like drinking bubbly out of gold straws because it makes me feel fancy, OK? Besides, how cute were the black iterations in Ally’s bridesmaid brunch?

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

Small Scalloped Framed Tin Sign with Chalkboard, $6.98

This adorable little chalkboard is so cute! We use it in our house to write stupid stuff to one another, but for a wedding it would be great to denote a treat table or drinks or just hang sweet love notes around — written by your guests!

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

Small Hanging Glass Ball Vase, $3.75

I have every intention of filling mine with glitter. There is absolutely nothing else I would use it for in my own house, and I think that everyone should do this for their wedding, too. Or just use this vase as shown, with a pretty stem. A GLITTER STEM.

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

Small Gold Mercury Glass Trinket Box (Oval Design), $19.95

My kitten loves nothing more in the whole wide world than to steal my rings, earrings and hair ties, so I got this to keep her sticky little paws out of my stuff. However, this is also a great alternative to a ring pillow — have your flower girl or ring bearer carry this pretty piece down the aisle, and you won’t have to worry about the ribbon coming loose or other potential disasters.

 

 

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Jim Hjelm Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

Hey BAB’s! It’s that time again, where I, your CAI/GOI guru, help you find a wedding dress you can love as much as the one with the hefty price tag. This week Gloria wrote in trying to help her sister out. She is a busty girl with a petite frame and she has her eye on something strapless. More specifically, a strapless Jim Hjelm gown. He is known for his unique and delicate embroidery. This gown is oh-so lovely. The tulle cascading in the back has beautiful lace, floral embroidery. Did I mention how romantic it is?  The back is truly unique. I look at dresses allllll the time and I haven’t seen many out there with this design. I really lerve this one.  *Sigh* But enough about me, this gal is gettin’ hitched in June! Also, since the wedding is going to be country, rustic and the bride will be wearing her boots (which I love, by the way!) I tried to find gowns that would look kick-ass with some cowgirl boots! I am blessed in the chest region, too, so I know the importance of finding the right fit for your body type. Strapless is actually a great style for the girls. I focused on a sweetheart neckline because something that is dipped is better than something going straight across your bust line. We don’t want the girls looking like a shelf on our wedding day if you know what I mean. Also, as Christen added in the comments, adding a strap isn’t a costly alteration. It’s all about what you feel your best in. You want to feel beautiful but still be comfortable. You’ll definitely need a good, strapless bra although some women do just fine with the built-in cup. Here’s what Gloria wrote in:

“My sister is getting married in June 2015 and has found the dress.  The problem is she is quite endowed in the chest department and the dress is strapless.  What would you suggest for a cheaper alternative that would look great on her petite (large chest) frame?  The dress she has found is Jim Hjelm style 8002.  The dress is gorgeous but the price and the fact that it’s strapless is a concern.

Thank you,

Gloria”

Can't Afford It

jim-hjelm-spring-2010-wedding-dresses-deep-sweetheart-hints-of-lace-flower-applique.full Jim Hjelm (Style:JH8002) $3,700

Get Over It ForHerAndHim410 Strapless A-Line Wedding Gown With Layered Skirt (Style: 0113878) $410 at For Her and For Him

BHLDN480 A-Line Gown With Scalloped Tiers Swirled Soutache (Style: 30613871) $480 at BHLDN

BHLDN600 Floral Lace Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 32065971) $600 at BHLDN

(This sash is currently sold out but they have plenty of others that would look amaze.)

SimplyBridal640 Romantic Gown With Princess Body (Style: 80326) $640 at Simply Bridal

TulleAndChantilly690 Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress With V-Neck (Style: TCCMD1006) $690 at Tulle & Chantilly

AnnTaylor795 Lace Spaghetti Strap Gown (Style: 358266) $795 at Ann Taylor

BBP799 Strapless Tulle & Organza Ball Gown (Style: 4973) $799 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP850 Tulle Gown With Lace Appliques (Style: 50315) $850 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP853 Tulle Ball Gown With Shimmery Bodice & Lace Motifs (Style: Agatha 13074) $853 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP899 Tulle Ball Gown With Crystal Beading (Style: 5302) $899 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP950 Tulle Ball Gown With Alencon Lace (Style: 3178) $950 at BestBridalPrices.com

So, Gloria, do you think your sister will like some of these alternatives? BestBridalPrices has some REALLY amazing dresses and a HUGE selection. I use them a lot because I know they’re a good company with fantastic ratings/reviews and quality dresses. They have some great prices, too, and a lot of these gowns come with a free veil & shoes! Doesn’t get much better than free!  Has she been to David’s Bridal? They have really been bringing the pretty lately and you can always find something within your budget there. I hope she is able to find something soon because June is right around the corner. We’re here if you have any other questions! Until next week, BABs …

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

DIY or DIE: Winter-Inspired Centerpieces on an Uber Budget

Guys, I’d like to cordially introduce our new DIY and style guru Whitney, who blogs over at A Touch of Whitney. Homegirl has a way with setting up super pretty designs and by awesome luck, she loves budget goods, too. Whitney will be posting new ideas for weddings every couple of weeks and sharing how she makes it happen on a broke-ass budget!

Winter Photo Blog Shoot

What if I told you instead of just a small simple centerpiece for your wedding to save money, you could have all this … and it still won’t break your bank account? Stick with me. I’ll show you the ways.

I had so much fun doing this centerpiece design and putting together this shoot with Danielle Angell Photography. There are a good number of items on the table, but they’re all very easy to score for practically nothing.

Winter Blog Photo Shoot Close #1 A winter theme was obviously where my head was at. I began thinking of what reminds me of winter, and nature was the first thing that popped in my head. Wood, antlers, pine, holly berries, snow, fires … oh you get the idea. Here are the key components:

THE WOOD LOGS:

I unexpectedly hit the jackpot that sent me to my full design:  I drove by a house that had trimmed back their crape myrtle tree. And they had cut the tree into these perfect log sizes to put by the road with all the branches. They were there for the taking – read: free – and I did not even have to chop them. The even better part: they favor the beauitful birch wood that is so popular in design.  I know you all won’t luck upon free logs on the side of the road, so think about who you know. Do you know anyone who lives on a decent amount of land or anyone who has many trees on their property that would not mind trimming some tress for you? Be creative with your resources. Winter Blog Logs Close

THE MITTENS AND HAT:

After I piled the wood in the back of my car, I noticed my mittens on the seat. I knew at home I had a matching toboggan … score! (Side Story: my dad just told me recently only us southern folk call a winter hat a toboggan What??!! {Eds. Note: True Story. I never heard that term until I moved to Kentucky — and I’m from wintery Wyoming where EVERYONE wears hats.}) These items cost nothing to use, since I already owned them and were a perfect add to the winter theme. I love the soft texture they add to the design. Hit up Goodwill, thrift shops, yard sales or band your friends together and borrow their old less-often worn items.  Keep it cheap, use your resources, and never be afraid to phone a friend. Winter Blog Shoot Hat

THE ANTLERS:

Thank the deer on this one. They shed these beautiful pieces right off their body, free for the taking (check local regulations). Got some hunter friends? They’ll come in handy: They can grab these for you or may already have some just lying around,  or Pinterest has several how to’s for DIY antlers. Winter Blog Antlers

THE LANTERNS:

Being in the wedding business and having a stockpile of awesome stuff, I get to cheat and walk into my attic to my storage area for supplies and poof! Out I come with three lanterns. Check Goodwill or local hardware or gardening stores for some great options and plop a votive inside. Winter Blog Lantern

Winter Blog Lanterns

THE PINE TREES, PINECONES, HOLLY AND BERRIES:

Well this was easy, My clippers and I got the job done. Keep in mind pine trees are sappy, so either were gloves or consider your hands and clothes warned. As for holly bushes … ouch! they will poke you. Those gloves may come in handy again. These limbs are a bug’s home. Rinse everything off to avoid creepy crawlers coming as your unplanned wedding guests.

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Winter Shoot Blanket

THE BLANKET:

Few things are more romantic than hanging by the fire snuggling with your baby and your favorite blanket, so naturally a cute fleece fabric is a great addition. I got this piece at Hobby Lobby and got a discount from a coupon spending $9  I got roughly 60 inches cut, then I added slightly more to make sure I had plenty.  And I wanted long enough to become a blanket for my home after the shoot.   Winter Blog Candle

THE FIRE:

Ok, ok there really wasn’t a true fire … but, there were candles. The candles give you a flickering flame, light, and the feeling of warmth on the table, which just adds to the ambiance.

Winter Blog Shoot Snow Close

THE SNOW:

No, I did not pay someone to come blow snow for the shoot. That would not be budget-friendly at all. And no I did not get lucky enough to get free snow falling from the sky … I made the snow! However, this is a story for another day … stay tuned.

So a quick list to sum it all up:

1. The WOOd: Free

2. The MITTENS: Free (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

3. The TOBOGGAN: Free (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

4. The ANTLERS: Free (borrowed)

5. The LANTERNS: $5 a piece (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

6.  The PINE, PINECONES, HOLLY, & BERRIES: Free (thanks nature)

7. The BLANKET-$9 total yardage with a coupon

8. The CANDLES: Average $10-$12 for at least 12  (overall price varies by store, coupons used, and sales)

9. The SNOW: $3-$4

I hope you find this helpful and just know this “discount winter wedding design” tutorial is not over!! I have two other possible designs to come and more on the candles/snow.  Can’t wait … TO BE CONTINUED

Ten for the Weekend: Crafts, Wedding Things and More!

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Friday! Woop woop! I’m headed to Las Vegas this weekend for a conference and get to hang out with the oh-so rad Budget Savvy Bride and talk to some of our partners, like Luna Bazaar and ModCloth, about how to make more awesome things happen for you guys. So, while I’m boob-deep in meetings, I hope you guys enjoy this Ten for the Weekend. There are tons of good wedding-y deals in here!

1. Craftsy’s New Year New You Flash Sale is going on until 1/18.

Ten for the Weekend: Deal and Discount Roundup 1/16

 

Try your hand at making your own thank you cards.

2. Need some bling? DiamondStuds4Less is taking 15% off all orders + free shipping with code LOVE2015.

3. Save yourself some hand cramps and get 15 % off address labels with wedding announcements from Shutterfly until 1/20.

4. Save some skrilla on wedding decor with 5% off sitewide at Luna Bazaar with code LUNASAVE5.

5. Get killer at-home hair color and take 20% off with your first purchase at Madison Reed.

6. Flirty Aprons is having a huge sale until 1/19. 

Ten for the Weekend: Crafts, Wedding Things and More!

This new design totally needs to belong in my collection.

7. Score some jewels with 80% off at Gloss Jewelry with code NEWYEAR80.

8. Plus-size gals, head over to Kiyonna to get 20% off orders $150 or more with code NEWYOU15.

9. Give your yoga kit an upgrade and get 10% off at YogaAccessories.com with code JANKITS.

10. Get your bling on and shop BaubleBar’s Sparkle Stash: Buy 2 items save 15%, buy 3 and save 25%, buy 4 save 30%! Use codes STASH15, STASH25, or STASH30.

Ten for the Weekend: Crafts, Wedding Things and More!

Will someone please wear this for their wedding?

Happy Shopping, BABs!

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000

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Hey BAB’s! I don’t know where y’all are at, but here in Chicago or “Chiberia”, it’s BRRRRZZ. So, stay warm and drink lots of hot toddies, and watch all of the ’90s cheese on Netflix, (’cause there’s a lot of it) while you still can. Anywho, the real reason we’re here: Berta strikes again. I did a request a while back featuring some Israeli designers and I believe she was included. Her designs have captured the heart of reader Ashley and nothing has been quite the same since she saw this dress. Well, we have to do something about that! With all the pretty out there, surely we’ll be able to find something for you, lady! Here’s what Ashley had to say:

“Hi! Hopefully you can help. Thanks to the all powerful…and EVIL…Pinterest, I have fallen in love with a wedding gown. A Berta Wedding Gown. An $8,580 Berta Wedding Gown. And every dress I have tried on since, does not remotely compare! My budget for the dress is below $3K. HELP PLEASE!”

Damn you, Pinterest! But also, THANK YOU you evil, evil thing … but so awesome. The Pinterest struggle is real, you guys.

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Berta 2015 Collection $8,580

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Sparkling Venice Lace Appliques On Chiffon Georgette (Style: 5306) $1,050 at BestBridalPrices.com (Satin Belt Not Included)

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Majestic Embroidered Appliques Combined With Chantilly Lace (Style: 2725) $1,120 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Modern French Lace Gown With Handmade Rosettes $1,164 at Grace Loves Lace

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Sheath Gown With Lace Illusion Sleeves (Style: Inga) $1,189 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 A-Line Lace Gown With Swarvoski A Crystal Belt (Style: Darla 5MW108) $1,199 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Sheath Gown With Scalloped Lace & Plunging V-Back (Style: 33349630) $2,000 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Sheath Off-The-Shoulder Gown With Fringe Accents (Style: 2169) $1,235 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Lace Sheath Gown With 3 Dimensional Flowers (Style: Dahlia 5HS158) $1,349 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Fit And Flare Gown With Venice Lace Appliques (Style: 2701) $1,350 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Embroidered Lace On Tulle Over Orlando Lace (Style: Anastasia 4SW933) $1,889 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000 Sheath Gown With Sheer Tulle Neckline & Deep V-Back (Style: 34787713) $2,890 at BHLDN

I know you really like the long, lacy sleeves so I tried to stick with that, but I wanted to include a couple different options still featuring those lovely lace details. Plus, since BHLDN just released their new line, I HAD to include something from them because: PRETTY. ALL OF IT. SO MUCH. I hope I gave you some ideas to help you find that perfect dress! Please let me know if I can help in any other way. Until next week, BABs …

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Real Bride Katie: Dipping My Toes into Gown Shopping

With the holidays over and the nine-month mark just behind us, it’s time to get this wedding train a-movin’!

On Saturday, my mom, my fiance’s mom, and two of my best friends are accompanying me to Luxe Bridal and David’s Bridal, and hopefully we will find me a dress. I think it’s interesting to look at what people think they want versus what they end up actually loving when they try it on, so I’ve decided to share all of that with all of you!

I did already go on one try-on mission to David’s, because I was worried (foolishly, it turns out, because of course the sale got extended) that their $99 dress sale would end before my appointment. I tried on two dresses.

First, a clear no. I think this dress has promise for someone, especially at $99, but it isn’t proportioned right for me.

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This next one is a contender. I don’t particularly love the fit in these photos, but I also stopped in just after work, and wasn’t wearing appropriate foundational garments. My mom and I both want to see this one again with shapewear this weekend.

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Pardon my awkward face!

When you look at my Pinterest board, it looks like I know exactly what I want. There’s a clear silhouette that I’m looking for:

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But until I get into the shop and try things on, who knows? Maybe I’ll end up buying a big floofy ball gown because that’s what looks best. Stay tuned for more trying on pictures and *crosses fingers* hints at the winner (or a post begging Christen to do a Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! for me)!