Sunday, August 10, 2014

what the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

It officially started. Yes, my mom, sister, and I have been out wedding dress shopping. I feel like I am supposed to invite all of these other people....but honestly? I didn't want to be the center of attention. I didn't want ooh-ing, aww-ing, or critiquing. It's weird, because I've watched Say Yes To The Dress a million times by now and I always dreamed of that perfect moment. What I really want, though? To find a dress that I love. I don't need to be told I'm beautiful or hear other people's opinions. I want that moment to be mine.

So, it has been an interesting experience thus far. Definitely a little nerve wracking. But I have been focused on my mission. I just wanted to find a dress I love. Nothing more and nothing less. Since I've been out and about with my mom and sister so much lately, I thought I would do a mini outfit recap. Here are some of the outfits I have worn out dress shopping. Let me know which one you like best!

Dress Shopping Attempt #1: 

For the first excursion, I chose a dress that was simple and easy to wear but still had a pop of colour and pattern. This is a dress that has been floating around my closet for years....but I can't seem to get rid of it. I just love it! I kept the hair simple (getting in and out of dresses is not easy on the hair. Simple is better) and a pair of flats.

Dress Shopping Attempt #2:

For the next dress shopping outing, I chose a long floral print maxi dress. It's strapless and has pretty purple flowers all over. I again went with a simple pair of flats (easy to get in and out of), a soft wavy ponytail, my pearl earrings and a smokey brown eye look.

Dress Shopping Attempt #3:

I had an outfit ready to go for the third dress shopping excursion (this one was going to take place at Kleinfeld's in Toronto) ...but I ended up not needing it. I bought my dress at store number two! It was the first one I tired on that day and I just knew the moment I stepped into it. The dress is perfect. I guess I had my bridal moment!

So, those were the outfits I wore out dress shopping. Which is your favourite look? What have you been wearing lately?

xo Shannon


  1. These looks are very beautiful!
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  2. so in love with the first dress, so pretty :)

    xx selin

  3. I like them both Shannon, can't make up my mind which one I would prefer, they are both beautiful. Wow, that's great that you already found your dress, congrats honey.
    kisses darling

  4. Thanks for the comment. =)
    I really like your eyes!

  5. Oh sweetie both are very cute dresses!

  6. Darling, don't think of what other people will do or think that day. It's your big day and you must enjoy it to the fullest!the second outfit is my favourite :-)
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  7. The first one is more stunning
    Great post

  8. Gorgeous dresses! You look great in both!

    I personally love the Maxi :)

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  9. Love the 2nd one!! I have to start thinking of these things too as I wedding dress shop. Congrats!!


  10. loved ur first outfit
    currently m lovin wearing simple plain or polka dotted dresses
    i really love reading ol ur posts

  11. Really nice!

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  12. wow you look amazing in both dresses - currently I'm in love in playsuits :)))

  13. love the second dress! :)

  14. I bet this is nerve cracking for sure!!! I love the second one for what it matters :)

  15. You look lovely in dress 2. I'm so glad you found your wedding dress :) When is the big day?

  16. beautiful dresses!

  17. The dresses are gorgeous !!

  18. Really like this outfit!!1 really suits you ;)

    Love your blog,

    check out my blog xox