When You Can’t Find It…Make It

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I am strictly budgeting my wedding, as a sort of boycott to the extravagance of American weddings.

I am having a hell of a time finding a wedding dress that’s under $700 and that is ACTUALLY a style I want. At this point I am just being picky.

However, I had found “the one” that was about $500 and gorgeous. It was going to be perfect. The company in Ukraine even made it custom to my measurements!

THEN…the dressmaker over DOUBLED the price of the dress

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to $1200

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SOOO I will not be ordering that dress

I have also been searching other places for “the dress” but I can’t stand the overpriced and gross polyester nightmares that David’s Bridal sells.

I have looked all over etsy and nothing compares….or I don’t like the neckline

I haven’t seen anything on other websites that blows me away and I want something made from a fabric I can STAND to wear for 9 hours and not sweat all over and feel gross on my wedding day.

Short and curvy I look terrible in strapless

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I want something romantic without being terrible and poofy

I don’t look good in anything without upper support for my large twins….

at this point maybe it would be easier to just make something…..

oh yeah, I do that….

I can sew. I sew pretty well.

I also have been dreaming of making a Chemise A La Reine (18th century style gown)

so….that’s what I’ll be doing.

I just ordered my fabric for $32

Meaning I may make my wedding dress for less than $50….I call it a win

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Faces of Italy, Part II- Calcio Storica

europe, History, italy, Photography, Travel

This photo essay explores the traditional clothing and roles of individuals in the parade that precludes¬†Calcio Storico in Florence, Italy on St. John the Baptist’s Feast Day in June 2013.

This is part II of my Faces of Italy series. Please visit part I, Faces of Italy.

I’m going to be BRAVE

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Well beyond the emotional courage aspect…

 

I’m going to be MERIDA!

 

For Halloween and Ryan (the boyfriend) is going to be a man in a kilt.

 

I also just thought of putting GIFs in my posts…..so expect a lot more of these!

But anyway I plan on going full out! I plan on my hair being just as crazy as this!

 The only thing that will be missing is THIS

 

¬†See they don’t accept draft horses where I live.

 BACK to the costumes!

This is what Ryan hopes to dress up as:

 

 

This is what is actually going to happen:

 

Love you Ryan, I promise!

 

My costumes is going to be your basic Merida.

 

Blue dress, white chemise, big red hair, black boots. I even have a long bow! 

 

I’m going to be bad ass.

 

 

 

REAL photos to come tomorrow! 

 

~Rebecca Lee Robinson