Monday, September 15, 2008

Satin and bows and droooooool

I think it's worth a full post to note that I just bought these:

Gulp. Delman. I'm not going to tell you how much they cost, because I ordered one pair from Amazon that may or may not be too small, and one pair from Endless that may or may not be too big. Size difference: 1/2. Price difference: 3x. Strangeness factor: Endless (the more expensive pair) is RUN by Amazon.  ?!

If I keep the more expensive pair, do I get credit for finding the bargain ones (I mean, the expensive ones were STILL a bargain, for Delman)? Also, I got 10% cash back here. By the way, if you do any kind of online shopping and don't know about Cashbaq and Ebates, SIGN UP NOW. Wait, contact me before you do it. I think we can both get $5 referral bonuses. No strings, except the signing up part - which benefits you. I have gotten over $100 back in the last 8 months. (Also, google for coupon codes before you order anything.)

In any case, I am in love with the shoes... at least, prior to my trying them on, which will happen when pair #1 shows up at my door on Tuesday (or, more accurately, in front of the garage if they're shipped UPS... mental note: re-stick note telling UPS guy NOT to leave packages directly in front of garage door where they can be driven over). They will be sufficiently pranced in.

In other news, I'm leaving Milwaukee in a few hours, sans dress and sans [much] sleep - the seamstress here is tweaking a few more things, which is great. I didn't think I would really be so fussy about something fitting me absolutely perfectly, but who am I kidding? Of course I want it to be perfect. Just because I don't think I'm a bridey-bride doesn't mean my clothes shouldn't fit. It's more that I thought I might be easier to fit and I wouldn't have to speak up so much about the things that are bugging me about the dress. But I know I'll absolutely love it when it's done. All I have to say is this (a repeat of my Facebook status from earlier this evening): I never thought I'd use the words "crinoline" and "me" in the same sentence.

But tonight I did, and I think I'm really happy about it! There will be a small, un-stiff crinoline under my dress to make the A-line smoother. Although it means my mom will have to bring the dress with her to Ithaca when she comes 6 days before the wedding, I'm really happy that I mentioned the crinoline idea and that Marilyn (awesome Milwaukee seamstress - THANK YOU Melissa!!!) agreed that it was wise.

Goodbye stream of consciousness... hello zzzzzzzzz.......

6 comments:

Daffernia said...

Nice design..! I too want to see this shoe in my closet.

Guilty Secret said...

They are *so* worth a post of their own. That satin bow is gorgeous!

Stelie Designs said...

yummy delicious shoes! i want a pair but how would they look with sweatsuits?

Amy said...

I got so caught up in my free Target gift card that I forgot to mention how happy I am that you found these. They're so similar to mine! LOVE!

Julia said...

those shoes... are dreamy. love them!

thatdisneygirl said...

they are completely lovely!