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Wonderful Wednesday: Wedding Season

For most people the days right around the holidays mean eating good food, being with the ones they love and giving and getting great gifts. But for a select few who, together, make up a whole bunch this time of year, the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are filled with a little extra excitement and a whole lot more anxiety.

Ladies in long term relationships – brace yourselves. Engagement season has officially begun.

So in the spirit of this magical time of year, and also because I’d like to indulge in my own matrimonial fantasies, this Wonderful Wednesday is dedicated to all things wedding! Budget wedding at that!

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Lace and Pleats Dress: $29.80

This is the most inexpensive alternative wedding dress I have ever come across.

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With the sweet pleats and lace top, it’s perfect for a bride on a serious budget who is having a less than formal affair. If the black ribbon bothers you, snip it off and cover it up with a satin one of your color choice.

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Say you do. You know you wanna. It’s Wonderful Wednesday.

Bridesmaids

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Peekaboo Shoulder Dress: $16.90

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Suplice Neckline Dress: $24.80

Forget the old clichés about bridesmaids dresses being ugly. These are your best friends! Put them in something chic, sexy and affordable they can wear again and again.

Shoes

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Glittered Flats: $16.80

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Suedette Peeptoe Slingbacks: $24.80

Blinged out black flats for the reception and something blue in a sky high heel for the ceremony. If the wood grain on those sling backs bothers you, cover that part with some clear glue and cost the area in gold leaf or your choice of glitter. You could also paint over it with a high shine lacquer.

Jewelry

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Graduated Tear drop Earrings: $3.80

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Opaque Beaded Circle Earrings: $5.80

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Love Trio Bangle Set: $6.80

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Sparkle Woven Bracelet: $6.80

So many jewelry options under $10, so little time! The possibilities are practically endless, but I’d keep it simple as you can with muted colors and classic details.

Forever 21, Wonderful.

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Wonderful Wednesday: How to Rock your Body Party

It’s safe to say a majority, if not all, of the fashion world knows and has uttered the term, “Arm Party,” at some point. Coined by the incomparable Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller,  an “Arm Party” is when you rock a bunch of stacked bracelets, bangles, string loops, candy chains, basically anything that can be fashioned into a loop, on your wrist. This gives the wearer an effect of having a “party” happening on their person. A party of the arm variety.

While I appreciate Ms. Medine’s visionary style and sartorial bravery, I have to fuss over ONE issue.

She doesn’t go far enough. Her arms have partied, yes, but have they partied like a rock star? Have they thrown up in the back of a limo after having too many drinks at a company function? Have they been tricked into going into an intervention and subsequently escaped that intervention by using trickery and deceit, only to hit rock bottom later and check into rehab via court order?

I think not.

Woven Love Bracelet: $3.80

Studded Hinge Bracelet: $8.80

(The rest are not online – all from Forever 21 and under $10)

THIS is how you Arm Party. When you Arm Party proper you LOSE the use of your HANDS.

If my Arm Party were a Person Party it would have a girl at it who was dangerously, black out drunk, her breath ripe with Appletinis, constantly asking you “Where’s the BATHROOM?” in between telling you what a great friend you are, then crying, then laughing, then crying while laughing.

My Arm Party has had the Resident Advisors called on it three times this evening and if they have to come out there again they are writing up EVERYBODY.

My Arm Party smell likes weed and sweat. There’s a dude named Journey at my Arm Party. His shirt IS off and he IS playing a guitar. This is the AFTER PARTY Arm Party.

Your mind is doing a keg stand off this shit RIGHT NOW.

And why stop at the arms? What about the neck party? For Fall?

Equal opportunity body part partying. Just sayin’.

Expect it.

Forever 21, Wonderful.

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