Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's not "The Dress" but it's oh so pretty!

While on the search for the perfect engagement dress,I spotted this little number on the Free People website. I loved the cut and little hints of studs and sequins throughout the bodice.The strips of ribbon flowing down the waist was also a cute touch. I took a screenshot and moved on. BUT when I saw it at Bloomingdales in person,I just had to try it on!
and well....being five foot tall it was no surprise that the straps needed to be tied. But being short did have it's advantage when it came to the length. It hit just right by my ankles so it gave the look of a casual gown. 
I loved this dress and even after a couple weeks later I still love-love it! 
I don't see it as THE wedding dress but it can be a good options if we decide to elope or choose the Hickville Trailer parks route ;)

Sadly, for it's price of $300 I decided to pass.It's not an expense worth making at the moment. But if I come across the dress again and it's on sale,I would definitely get it! Cause it's a dress I'd love having in my wardrobe-even if it's just to admire it's pretty!

Cali beauty! Spring and snow!

Just wanted to share a few pictures from the awesome places around So.California we visited recently.Whether it was the quick drive down PCH or a 300 mile trip to Mammoth,SoCal has tons of pretty to offer.

I haven't visited the The Getty Villa in years and I was surprised when my Boris suggested we stop by.I'm usually the one to drag him around art-related locations so I was pretty giddy when he said he'd like to go to the Getty Villa. We got to explore the property during such a beautiful day.It was sunny and the ocean breeze felt wonderful.We even spotted a couple taking their engagement pictures.

In all the years I've visit Griffith Park,I never knew Ferndell ever existed! I don't know how I've missed this fairly-like wonderland.It has quickly become my favorite hidden treasure. Had we not already decided on taking our engagement pictures at the Aboretum,I can see this place as a runner up. With it's shaded paths and little streams,it makes you forget that youre just a few miles north from the hustle and bustle of LA. I'd like to visit this place very soon and this time, try  The Trails Cafe which I hear serves a great avocado sandwich. Yum!

Last location: Mammoth Lakes (heehee again) When is comes to ski season and my fiance,I've learned a spontaneous trip to Mammoth for the weekend shouldn't be much of a surprise. Though it has been the droughtest season ever,my fiance tries to hit the slopes whenever he can. Just this past weekend,we found ourselves back in Mammoth.Above are a few pictures by the golf course on Old Mammoth Road.The sun was out and the duckies by the lake were lively. We also stopped by Twin Lakes because I just had to check out the Forest Chapel again.It was as pretty as I remembered and this time there was a little frosty man to welcome us at the altar. I'd like to visit the area again once all the snow has melted so that we can have a better idea on sitting layout.
 Oh and as a bonus,the temperature was cold enough that it snowed in the morning and we got to see some of the snowflakes stay their shapes! I may have freaked out a bit because I always thought they lose their shapes as they fall to closer to the ground. They we're quite mesmerizing to look at!