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fluorescein
06-02-2012, 02:08 AM
In addition, what would be the dress code acceptable for my 16 month old? I think of getting him some pants/vest/jacket combo for toddlers, but I wonder if he will be OK in just shirt and vest since I think a full jacket might be too warm on him in the summer.
Something like this (http://www.amazon.com/James-Morgan-Coleman-5-Piece-Sizes/dp/B007Z8CG8Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1338506518&sr=1-7) - or without the jacket.

Traditional formal wear for toddler boys is an Eton suit (shorts, shirt and jacket, tie completely optional) or a button-on-suit (no jacket, usually fancy shirt), knee high white socks and white dress shoes. http://www.everythingnicefinechildrensclothing.com/eton-suits.html
Unless the wedding's black tie, *plain* white toddler sneakers would be a fine substitute for dress shoes. One advantage of these over faux-man-suits is that they aren't typically all polyester. You can get $$ versions in children's boutiques or high end department stores or something closer to $30 some place like J. C. Penney.

myhoneyhoney
06-02-2012, 02:35 AM
I can't believe it, a baby boy tuxedo (http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/haddad-brothers-baby-set-baby-boys-lauren-madison-4-piece-tux?ID=528918&CategoryID=5991&LinkType=PDPZ1)! Here's an adorable pinstripe outfit. (http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/sean-john-kids-set-little-boys-pinstripe-three-piece-set-with-tie?ID=618359&CategoryID=5991&LinkType=PDPZ1)

PRlady
06-02-2012, 08:46 PM
It costs money to solve problems. This I know from my job. ;)

The brand my beloved SIL told me about, Anyi Liu, is carried at Nordstrom. I tried them on this afternoon (after test-driving a new car, which was pretty funny, I'm beginning to think the car will be easier!)

And these pumps were the first in years that I could wear without a strap around the instep:http://www.endless.com/dp/B005JW3TDE?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=0BDXB49SMPCJE3D5GD8K&pf_rd_m=AF16NM0QF9TKW&pf_rd_t=2901&pf_rd_i=3001&pf_rd_p=1325305562&pf_rd_s=right-1.

I found my size and came home and bought them on endless.com for $150 less. I console myself by saying I bought a classic black patent pump, my last pair lasted four years, and these will amortize.

I'm so happy I found a pump I can wear I could do a snoopy dance.

cruisin
06-02-2012, 09:22 PM
Cars are absolutely easier than shoes! :lol:


Glad you found shoes that fit and are pretty. Here's to many years of happy toes in your new shoes!

Anita18
06-03-2012, 08:57 AM
The shoes I bought from Payless were out of stock. :( Back to where I was, I suppose. :lol:

cruisin
06-03-2012, 03:11 PM
The shoes I bought from Payless were out of stock. :( Back to where I was, I suppose. :lol:

Can you do a search to try and find them somewhere else? Also, there are so many sales going on right now. Maybe try the department stores again. Another place you might try is Aldo. Their shoes are pretty reasonable.

Anita18
06-03-2012, 07:46 PM
I'm no particular hurry to buy shoes, but if there are lots of sales going on now...:D

PRlady
06-04-2012, 02:32 PM
There are. The Memorial Day sales are melting into the summer sales where stores try to offload spring inventory. And believe me, the bridal shoes are in that category since so many people get married in June!

cruisin
06-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Bloomingdales is having a big "Friends and Family" sale, starting June 15. They will start (in store) pre-saleing, this week.

Sarah
06-05-2012, 02:15 AM
Well, I found a dress! And it's not really anything I thought I'd like.

I wanted straps or sleeves and the only dresses that looked good were strapless. Go figure. I didn't want lace, dress is lace. I didn't really want form fitting, the dress is somewhat form fitting. I didn't want a train and this one doesn't have much of one so that's one thing.

Anyway, here's the dress:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-lace-trumpet-with-godet-inserts-VW9340_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Sheath

I hate it in the picture and probably wouldn't have even looked at it had I seen the picture first, but there was another lace dress online my mom wanted to see and the consultant brought this since it was similar.

I love it though. I actually feel thin in it, especially with the sash which is different than the one in the picture. It fits like a glove and the only alteration I need is for it to be hemmed some, but beyond that, it's scary how perfect it fits (now I just can't gain weight between now and the fall).

Anyway, I'm surprised that this was the dress I ended up with (we were down to 3... almost ended up with http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Gossamer-Gown-with-Drop-Waist-and-Floral-Appliques-PK3285_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Style-Destination but too much skirt), but I love it. What was even nicer was that every dress I tried on fit (or, in the case of one, was too big). Nothing worse than trying on dresses that are too tight--it's just not fun mentally.

So now all other aspects of the wedding need to be planned. I didn't expect the dress to be so easy.

cruisin
06-05-2012, 03:50 AM
Well, I found a dress! And it's not really anything I thought I'd like.

I wanted straps or sleeves and the only dresses that looked good were strapless. Go figure. I didn't want lace, dress is lace. I didn't really want form fitting, the dress is somewhat form fitting. I didn't want a train and this one doesn't have much of one so that's one thing.

Anyway, here's the dress:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-lace-trumpet-with-godet-inserts-VW9340_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Sheath

I hate it in the picture and probably wouldn't have even looked at it had I seen the picture first, but there was another lace dress online my mom wanted to see and the consultant brought this since it was similar.

Congratulations! It's lovely!

Anita18
06-05-2012, 04:37 AM
Well, I found a dress! And it's not really anything I thought I'd like.

I wanted straps or sleeves and the only dresses that looked good were strapless. Go figure. I didn't want lace, dress is lace. I didn't really want form fitting, the dress is somewhat form fitting. I didn't want a train and this one doesn't have much of one so that's one thing.

Anyway, here's the dress:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Beaded-lace-trumpet-with-godet-inserts-VW9340_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Sheath

I hate it in the picture and probably wouldn't have even looked at it had I seen the picture first, but there was another lace dress online my mom wanted to see and the consultant brought this since it was similar.

I love it though. I actually feel thin in it, especially with the sash which is different than the one in the picture. It fits like a glove and the only alteration I need is for it to be hemmed some, but beyond that, it's scary how perfect it fits (now I just can't gain weight between now and the fall).

Anyway, I'm surprised that this was the dress I ended up with (we were down to 3... almost ended up with http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Gossamer-Gown-with-Drop-Waist-and-Floral-Appliques-PK3285_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Style-Destination but too much skirt), but I love it. What was even nicer was that every dress I tried on fit (or, in the case of one, was too big). Nothing worse than trying on dresses that are too tight--it's just not fun mentally.

So now all other aspects of the wedding need to be planned. I didn't expect the dress to be so easy.
Yaaaay! :cheer:

And well, at least it's until fall. Heaven help you if you try to keep your weight even during the holiday season. :lol:

myhoneyhoney
06-05-2012, 06:07 AM
I agree, gorgeous dress, Sarah!

Sarah
06-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Yaaaay! :cheer:

And well, at least it's until fall. Heaven help you if you try to keep your weight even during the holiday season. :lol:

Ha! I know. The good thing is I'm much more active in the summer, the bad news is I do love summer ice cream. That said, I'm not overly concerned. I haven't recently lost weight and am more or less at the weight I expect to be unless I suddenly start dropping pounds.

PRlady
06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
I don't know how old you are, Sarah, but if you're in your twenties don't be surprised if you drop weight in the last month and need some last-minute alterations.

I sigh when I remember my wedding at age 28, I went from a 6 to a 4 in the last two weeks, and that was before size inflation. I couldn't get my toe into that gown now.