Thursday, November 20, 2008

A happy accident

Another bride-to-be inadvertently steered me toward the Sophia Tolli site. I haven't even gazed at a dress site in months. I've been trying to avoid buyers remorse and analysis paralysis... And let's face it, I don't want to try on another wedding dress, well, ever...

But, I haven't been able to decide between the two dresses that I've been looking at, and my poor friends keep having to make special trips to the bridal salon to look at them. I wasn't really conscious of why the decision has been so hard. Maybe it is because I'm not much of a girlie girl and dresses don't matter so much to me. But maybe, just maybe, it is because I haven't met the *right* dress (yet).

Just looking at Sophia Tolli dresses feels different. It is not at all clear to me whether any of these will even look good on me... BUT, if one did, let me tell you, I would be so excited about my dress (and that means a lot coming from me!)

It's sort of like guys. I always thought I wasn't the marrying type... and I wasn't. But it was because I hadn't met the right guy. When I started hanging out with Chris, I absolutely knew that this was different. Maybe it's the same way with dresses?

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Sophia Tolli dresses. I'm scheduled to try them on (sigh) Saturday. Please, let there be one that I love!

The first is the Selene... This dress has optional straps with a lace back or peak a boo corset. I wouldn't even know how to decide which way to wear it. They are both beautiful in their own way. Maybe some pics with and some pics without? Oh Selene, please look good on me...




The second is the Emily. I love how it has elements of the Betina and the Mori Lee. I also love the diagonal edge that reminds me so much of a sari. So elegant and beautiful!


There are too many that I love to show you them all, but in honor of my sister's extreme passion for this one, I'll show you it too. I think it is not structured enough through the waist to look good on me, but it'll be fun to try on!

I've got a bad crush... I just hope this new relationship works out ;) Does everyone "just know" when they have the right dress? Was it similar to the way you "knew" about your fiance? (because, that I get)... I kept waiting for that moment while trying on dresses and it just hasn't happened. Pray that Saturday it does!

6 comments:

betrothedbean said...

Those are beautiful dresses! Good luck tomorrow - I'm sure something lovely will show up! :)

An Atlanta Bride said...

I loooove gowns by this designer!!

zoliepup said...

They pulled a bait and switch on me :(

I got to the store and they actually didn't have *any* of the dresses I requested. They instead tried to get me into a bunch of Pronovias dresses that were beautiful, but not at all right for me.

Oh, I'm so bummed... Nobody has these dresses, and it looks like now I'll have to take a road trip to even try 1 or 2 on :(

I'm still stunned that the girl actually lied to me and assured me that they had the dresses I was looking for...

betrothedbean said...

Boo!!! That is really grumble-tastic! Are there any other stores in your area that carry these dresses?
Good luck! :)

Dogs said...

Now I'm calling places and making them verify that they have the dresses. One place an hour from here has 1 dress... There is a place that carries two of the dresses that is in Portland.

Guess it's time to schedule a road trip!

Janna said...

I *love* Sophia Tolli gowns! :) Your's is beautiful!