Lisa Sanchez

Lisa Sanchez

Writer & Editor. Community Manager at Readmill.

White dress preview

I’d been eyeing JCrew wedding dresses for the longest time. Their simple silhouettes are so elegant and flattering. So in the week after Stephen proposed, I stopped by the JCrew wedding department at Lennox Square in Atlanta.

At first, I felt a little funny trying on such fancy dresses. Plus, all those ivory dresses kind of started to look the same after a while. After the first two, I was already wondering if maybe I should just wrap myself up in a white bed sheet and call it a day.

But Michelle (the salesperson and wedding expert extraordinaire who was helping me out) was so good at honing in on what I might like. I discovered that fabric was a really important deciding factor, and it’s something that’s harder to intuit from online or magazine photos.

The silk tricotine fabric was my favorite, since it’s so streamlined, silky, and classic. Eventually, I narrowed it down to these three. I really felt like myself in all of them. Also, thanks to petite sizes, I won’t even have to get the dress altered. Is that simple or what?

Which do you like? Can you guess which one I’ll be wearing when I get to marry my sweetheart? 

What about you? Do you have a dress story? Would you wear a JCrew wedding dress? Happy Friday!

The sweetest thing happened

About a month ago, the sweetest, most wonderful thing happened.  Since then, I’ve been wondering how to share it here, and I thought maybe I should wait until things had settled down a bit.  You know, once my feet landed back on the ground and my heart didn’t skip a beat every two seconds.

Cake Pom Collection by Potter and Butler.

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Latest favorite finds

Here are a few links to sweet things from around the web.  Enjoy!

I’m in love with this silk spot dress by Whistles.  It’s so modern and chic, but also a little 70’s, don’t you think?  I think it would make a classy party dress, a surprising everyday dress, or even a fun wedding dress.

These textiles by Chomp are just. so. pretty.  I can’t get enough of them. (via Mint)

If you love sending or receiving things in the mail (or perhaps your Valentine does), check out Member.ly, a site devoted to creative and handmade monthly subscription clubs.

Also, this cheerful planner by Bob’s Your Uncle is one of a kind.  It has times written out for each day, and you can see the whole week at a glance.  The dates are blank, so you can start using it at any point during the year.

Sweet and simple
Oh, you know.  Just another pretty white dress.
Vintage vanilla textured silk sheath dress by allencompanyinc
(via Katie Armour)

Sweet and simple

Oh, you know.  Just another pretty white dress.

Vintage vanilla textured silk sheath dress by allencompanyinc

(via Katie Armour)

Make a Wish
Just another pretty white dress.

Make a Wish

Just another pretty white dress.

Isn’t this the sweetest thing?
1940s/50s vintage cream day dress
(via croatiavintage on Etsy)

Isn’t this the sweetest thing?

1940s/50s vintage cream day dress

(via croatiavintage on Etsy)

Etsy :: sarahseven :: a peaceful afternoon dress