Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fully Operational!

Hooray! I finally got my new computer set up-- the folks at Microcenter and I are on a first-name basis now. Now the world is once again my oyster.

Today, I'm filling a busy docket of garage sale-ing, thrifting, art-festival attending, and Wolverine-movie watching. Courtesy of the thrifting I've done, comes this look below.

Top: vintage, thrifted. Jeans: Levi's. Heels: Vintage, thrifted. Cuff: thrifted.

The thrift I hopped into today was rife with vintage lingerie. I came away with quite a few floaty, sheer numbers for romantic, cool, summer layering. I intend to hem this lacy cotton nightie up soon, but till then I kept it shirt-length by twisting a knot in the middle... I like the results so much, I may even just sew the knot in!

Blouse close-up -- How Stella the Cat sleeps -- Shoe and Bangle.

Tips of the day:

1) See Sunshine Cleaning. It is the best drama I've seen in a long time, and Amy Adams just flat-out rules.

2) See Star Trek. Even if you're not a Trekkie (I'll unabashedly tell you today that I most definitely am), there is nothing to not love about the pacing, plot and special effects of this movie. Plus, I've got a long-time crush on James T. Kirk, and let's just say that Chris Pine fills the role --and his spacesuit-- out nicely.

And some news:

I found my dress! At my lovely's request, I'm not putting up any pictures (he under no circumstances wants to see it before the big day), BUT, I will tell you that having got off from work early, I chanced into a David's Bridal that was just down the street. Mind you, I did not at all expect to find anything I liked. I told the extremely cool, opera-singing salesgirl what I wanted -- "Sheath-style, v-neck and a low, v-back!" -- and she deftly threw potential dresses from the rack at me in record speed.

When I put on the dress-- ivory, beaded lace (I know! Whoulda thunk?) on champagne silk, a perfect v-neck and low, v-back with a chapel train and Jessica Rabbit-style curve-hugging capabilities, I was like, damn, ya'll. This thing is beautiful, classic, vintage-looking, sexy and yet modest enough for a family event. And, it was much more affordable than I thought it would be. The girl goes, "Is this the one?" She presented me with a bell. "Are you gonna ring this bell, and tell me this is the one? I don't want you ringin' no bell if this isn't the one."

I hesitated, because I wished to share the moment with a friend or relative, but I took that bell and rang it.


emily said...

yay! i'm so glad you found such a great wedding dress. i'll be waiting for pictures after the wedding, though. :)

yiqin; said...

I need to catch star trek soon!! OMG os excited for the wedding!

Sunshine said...

yay for star trek geeks! my fondest childhood memories are of playing star trek w the neighbor kids. we'd read all the books and play out scenarios visiting different planets.
i am dying to see the movie. so mezmerized by zachary quinto's eyebrows.

Sunshine said...

also can't wait to see wedding dress! i know it must be pretty great

Spandexpony said...

Emily: Don't worry, I'm sure we'll wear a camera out!

Yiqin: Yes, you do! And thank you!

Sunshine: Thank you... and yes, it is strange how hot Zachary Quinto manages to be despite is non-emotive Vulcanosity. Spoiler: he knows Uhura. In the biblical sense.

Hannele said...

AAWW congrats on finding THA dress!
sounds like it is just perfect :)
lol at the bell