- 3 years ago
We’ve been a couple, living together, own property together etc since 2007. The last two years have been crazy – he came back from a deployment and his employeer didn’t hold his job so he finished his degree in bio-chem and officer candidate school. I’ve worked at our farm and am a web developer. Oh and we’ve been DIY remodling our house. We’ve been broke and extremely busy for the past two years.
He graduated, had to leave for military training for the past 4 months and is leaving on deployment in October. We’ll only have a little over a week and a half together. We’ve booked everything to elope in Central Park… except for one thing. What I’m wearing.
He is going to wear nicer jeans, some kind of long sleeve casual dress shirt and a tweedy type vest.
I have no idea what the frell I’m going to wear. 🙁 It has been so long since I’ve been clothes shopping… my wardrobe consistes of old barn jeans, old barn shirts… and clothes with paint on them.
Seriously… this is us…
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/1493568_10203849246981774_2931833383085489509_o.jpg (oh wait, look, their I am in the same shirt!)
When I’m not out at the barn working I do kick around in long knit skirts and flip flops or my knee length knit skirts and my rubber barn boots (looks cuter than the shorts). :-\
I am in the process of hiring a local seamstress to make me a tulle skirt – tea length. And I had thought to wear it with a beige/taupe buffalo check shirt. http://www.amberengfer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/012-900×672.jpg But I can’t seem to find one.
Then I went to Kohls today and tried on a similar type shirt with a similar type tulle skirt and I HATED IT. I left, went to the mall and spent an hour wandering around… left in tears. I think this look is too ‘young’ for me http://dresscorilynn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Tulle1.jpg I certainly don’t want to spend the $$ to have the tea length tulle skirt made if I’m going to feel foolish in it (I don’t think I’ll ‘own’ the look).
I love the ‘feeling’ this has but it isn’t going to be that cold in NY in two weeks 🙁 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fUUDoK1NZDA/UJVXG-GxBZI/AAAAAAAA0Xg/pbBtWGe4F-E/s692/wedding-dress-cardigan-sweater.jpeg
I want something that I feel ‘comfortable’ in (physically and satisfied that hey, when we look back at our photos, we both looked good). We want to get married and go walk Central Park for the rest of the day. No heels for me. We do enough formal dressing up for military balls.
I may have the seamstress go ahead and make the tulle skirt, but long. <br /><br />I’m running out of time. If anyone has ideas… Kohls is down the road from me and there is the local mall with the typical department stores and such.
🙁 I don’t want my nuptials to be marked by the stress of finding something to wear. The last two years and pending deployment are enough. I want to enjoy the short time I have with my soon-to-be husband.
If anyone has ideas…