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Wedding season is coming!

Hello old friends! I don’t where the last few months went. I haven’t logged into here for so long because frankly I just haven’t had the energy. I’ve felt so lethargic this winter and spent as much time as I could cozied up at home reading and relaxing and sleeping. It felt good to take some time for myself this winter to listen to my body and give it the rest it needed. Something about winter and less light and sun really has an affect on me. However I don’t see this as a bad thing. I think humans go through seasons too and it’s important to recognize that rather than trying to push 100% all year long. Winter is a wonderful excuse to take for for yourself to rest and reflect.

But now it is spring and wedding season is upon us! I have three friends getting married this spring and summer and I am in two of the weddings. It’s such an exciting thing to be asked to be in a friend’s wedding this will be first time as a bridesmaid! I love supporting my friend’s and their partners and am so excited. So far we’ve been doing lots of dress shopping, both for the bride and the bridesmaids. Choosing a dress is a long and stressful process! For one of the weddings my friend wants us to all wear the same dress in the same color, so it took awhile to find a dress that looked flattering on everyone. My other friends say we can all wear something different so long as they all sort of coordinate and are a blush color. I thought this would be easier since we all got to have our own say but it’s actually really hard to make sure the dresses all go together without being too different in style and color. The girl who found a dress first kind of set the tones for everyone else’s dresses and hers is short, strapless and very bridesmaid (in my opinion). I wanted to choose something cute from J.Crew or something I could also wear after the fact but anything from a retail store doesn’t usually have that bridal quality. Oh well, I don’t mind too much, I will just find something not too expensive and try to sell it through a second hand store afterwards!

Does anyone have any advice for me for stores to shop at to find a blush dress that’s bridal but not too bridal? A friend suggested David’s Bridal since their prices aren’t too bad but I find the quality is really poor. I’d love to hear any other suggestions you might have! TIA!

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