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Keep It Simple – Do I Have to?!

April 25, 2010

I think my “bridal styling” will be among the last few things I choose, simply because when it comes to my looks, I change my mind a lot. I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks that I’d want to get temporary extensions—my stylist says he can dye them to match my hair exactly—and have them styled into relaxed curls/waves, like these:


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I already look SO much like Gisele; this is perfect. *snort*

I figured maybe I’d just pull the top back, like this:


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… And/or maybe wear a headband, like one of these:


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I figured long, loose hair would keep things simple, since my dress has a lot going on. Plus, I like how I look with long hair, and it would cover up what I consider my very manly trapezius muscles.

But then again, keeping it simple has its drawbacks. A jeweled headband and long waves would probably not allow me to wear a necklace like this:


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The $900 price tags might also keep me from wearing those particular pieces—the first is by Kristin Morris and the second is Ranjana Khan—but man, I sure do love a statement necklace.

But then again (again), there’s so many gorgeous hair pieces that also would really only work with an updo, and would probably need to be paired with a very simple necklace. Check out these, both by La Boheme:


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Sigh. Everyone keeps telling me that since my dress is so detailed, I need to go simple with the accessories. Simple, simple, simple. But you know what? First of all, this is my wedding—if I’m going to go overboard, isn’t this the perfect opportunity? Second, my dress has NO bling. I’ve just started watching “Say Yes to the Dress,” and those dresses be CRAZY. Most girls pick out gowns with beading, crystals, pearls, applique … my dress just has some hand-pleating and a ribbon belt. Come on now. I can have some bling in the accessories, no? NO?!

Did anyone else have trouble reining it in? I mean, there’s just so many gorgeous options out there! It’s frigging impossible!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Alice permalink
    April 26, 2010 1:07 am

    I am dying over the Kristin Morris necklace. i want it and i want you to wear it. now.

  2. Alison permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:12 am

    I did a little googling, and I found this:
    http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/amsale-dahlia-fall-2010-collection-beautiful-dress

    a bride who is wearing your exact dress, but is replacing the ribbon belt with a swarovski crystal belt… I’m not sure how it would look, since I haven’t seen the dress, but the idea is intriguing! if you did something like that, it might allow you to go relatively simple on top, with the waves a la gisele (gorrrgeous) but still have the dramatic effect of some BLING, but in a classier way than most of those hoes on say yes to the dress.

    Maybe a swarovski belt would be just as expensive as the Kristin Morris necklace though.. i dunnooooo!

    • April 26, 2010 11:52 am

      I saw that! I google my dress all the time — I think it’s super cool that my blog comes up twice on the second page. =) I actually saw a girl in the store where I got my dress adding a Swarovski belt to another dress from the same collection and I thought it looked kind of weird. I think the dress is perfect as is, ya know? I’m more of a jewelry bling rather than clothing bling type of girl. There’s so many things to consider, wahhhhh!!!
      Anyway, though, speaking of adding belts to dresses, how awesome is this?! http://www.etsy.com/listing/40552223/beautiful-peacock-luxe-bridal-sash-or Wouldn’t go with mine, but I think it’s SO COOL.

  3. Alisa permalink
    April 27, 2010 11:10 pm

    Go for the bling…the blingy-er the better! but this is also coming from the girl with the sparkly dress and swarovski tiara lol. If you get the Kristen Morris can I try it on…I won’t go anywhere it in i promise, i just want..to put it on lol.

    • April 28, 2010 12:42 am

      Haha – I am NOT buying a $900 necklace!!!! The pearls aren’t even real! And it’s only available from one store in North Carolina … which is where Brad is right now … hmmmmm.

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