Tuesday, January 12, 2010

no kleinfeld for this bride

...and i am OK with it!

yes i was very excited about the kleinfeld trip and even a chance of appearing on "say yes to the dress".  but these days, my arms have a tendency to wave goodbye to people even if i'm waving hello, and i am not feeling 100% bridal shopping-ready.  especially not in public or with a chance of landing on a national TV show!!  and on top of all that, i really don't want to spend thousands on a dress i will wear for 1 day.  sounds a bit cliche, but right now i'm on operation SAVE money - and i don't think those 2 words are in the vocabulary of the kleinfeld staff, as fun as the experience would be.  so i'm canceling my appointment i was so excited about and i'm going to take another look out here in california instead.

i'm glad i was able to take my first dress-shopping trip with my mom and brother, and experience the thrill of putting on a gown for the first time, trying them on with my mom there, and testing out her mantilla veil (i will be wearing her veil on my wedding day and i am so excited about it) with different gowns.  the point is that i am sooooo happy i was able to try everything for the first time with my mom there, and now i can feel comfortable continuing my dress quest in san francisco knowing that we had that special first trial moment together and i don't have to feel bad or sad about looking out here too.  back to the story....

there's a great place called the Glamour Closet - yes, the name reminds me of a bad 80's prom dress shop or something - the word "glamour" is just horrible and all i can think of is Glamour Shots and that girl from Napoleon Dynamite...


Photo from: www.the-reel-mccoy.com

anyways... the Glamour Closet has sample dresses on sale at 75% off retail prices - gowns from Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Melissa Sweet, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Pronovias, Enzoani, and La Sposa.... just to name a few!

additionally, each year, a portion of Glamour Closet's profits are donated to foundations dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.  so not only are you buying the most important piece of clothing in your life to date, but you're also supporting a company who understands the bigger picture in life.

so next saturday, january 23, i will be going with my cousin and possibly a few san francisco girlfriends to try on some dresses at the GC (doesnt it sound better that way?  hehe) and a few other bridal shops in town.

until then, operation hit-the-gym and GMAOTC (get my ass off the couch) has hit in full speed.  if you see me flailing on the treadmill or struggling to do my final set of arm moves, send some motivation my way :)


Photo from: Istockphoto on http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20306671_1,00.html 

2 comments:

  1. You should start swim with us...:)....and after you can use relaxing sauna.....It feels good and you are not dragging yourself to gym..:)

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  2. good idea justyna!! in berkely?

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