Monday, January 24, 2011

A Wolf in Bride's Clothing

Just another day at the office. While researching my bridal article for Elevate Lifestyle's February Weddings issue, Crystal Sellers at Nitsa's was kind enough to offer her time to give me a sample fitting.

What is a sample fitting, you say? Why, it's just when I get to try on expensive high-end wedding dresses at one of Charlotte's nicest bridal salons!

The things I do for my craft. Let me tell you.

I mean, here I am, slogging through the trenches, dear reader, just to get you the dirty details of what it's actually like to be a bride.

You know what I discovered? It's awesome. Especially when you are a fake rich bride whose budget, as Crystal said, is "unlimited".

Pictures don't do this Vera Wang dress justice. And I'm not sure what I was talking about, but more than likely I was asking innocent passerby to tell me how awesome I looked. 
There were way more dresses and pictures, but most of them glaringly showcased some sort of undergarment of mine for all the world to see. No thank you. Plus, after dusting shelves for the entirety of our teacher workday (it's called a day job people!) I looked pretty fug. Then there was the Monique Lhullier dress that my arms were too fat to fit in. But I digress.

If the days comes in which I'm actually searching for couture wedding dresses, I did learn that you have to keep an open mind. For example, I picked the Amsale dress you see above, which was beautiful but heavy and swoosh-y. Not exactly me. (But there's nothing wrong with being swoosh-y.). Crystal pulled the Vera Wang dress, which I was suspicious of at first. Suspicious, that is, she told me it was Khloe Kardashian's wedding dress.

To which all I can say is "holla"! She added a gorgeous necklace to my ensemble, and I was ready to drop four figures right then and there to have that dress. Until she reminded me that I wasn't actually getting married.

In summary: Crystal was awesome, and you should totally visit Nitsa's if you are looking for your dream dress. I had a wonderful time with Laura at Hayden Olivia as well, but there aren't any pictures from that visit for you to coo over.

Stay tuned for Elevate's February Issue! It's going to be epic.


Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

giiirl, you are hysterical, and I love your posts. :) so glad I stumbled on your blog from Happy Tales!

Haughty by Nature said...

Thanks Alyssa! I'm the one that's happy that you stumbed over. Thanks for appreciating my random musings.

Sarah said...

i love amsale gowns!!! how much was the one you had on?

Allison @ Happy Tales said...

OHmiGoddddd girl trying on wedding dresses is your job?!!?? Scuse me WHAT?! I think i missed that blog post where you went from school teacher to Wedding Dress Model.. I need details! And I need to be your sidekick. I love all things *wedding*...

Hines-Sight said...

So glad I found your blog today. I found it through The Rich Life (On a Budget). I love where you said you were on a natty budget. I feel the same way. I'm in NC, too.

I'm tons older though and have two children under five so I am jealous of your wedding dress try-on session.

Lowcountry Spoiled said...

That Amsale dress was made for you! GORGEOUS!

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