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19 June 2012 @ 08:48 pm
if it ain't got that swing  
Currently, my status should say something to the effect of, "I'm not stressed, in fact I'm so unstressed that I'm not even stressing about being unstressed, I'm just good," when in fact I am exceedingly stressy. Wedding, wedding, wedding, finances, finances, finances. Ne'er the two shall meet in a happy union. Ever.

But I did find a dress! My dress is everything I wanted it to be, it truly is. A vintage, classic, timeless look that makes me oodles of happy with the lace. And a figure: my figure is defined and for the first time since I've gone dress shopping, has actually made me HAPPY about my size. (They're all sized way off and too small: my usual size is a 2 to a 4, and my wedding dress size is a 10. And they're supposed to make the bride feel special? Really?)

Lace. I adore it.

And the back. I just LOVE the back. So yes, very happy with my choice.

I've been completely and utterly bewildered and crazy lately, which is why I've had no time to talk, to write, to do ANYTHING that I want to do. All my time is filled with working, seeing the fiance, and the crap I NEED to do for the wedding: call this person, fax this there, finalize this plan, double check on that. It's been catastrophic a few times.

The only thing that doesn't drive me crazy (one hundred percent) is the fiance, whom I wouldn't be able to get through this stuff without. It's been nice to know that when something falls through my fingers, he'll catch it in his. And vice versa. I suppose that's why I'm marrying the man. ;)

25 years old in less than a week. Goodness gracious: the hell happened to the year? I'll be a quarter of a century old on Monday. I think it's still hard to fathom. We're having a small get together for my birthday on Saturday evening, a cookout with the friends who can and are willing to come. So far, that seems to be possibly one person. *rolls eyes* Everyone else has better things to do, I suppose. Oh well.

*hugs* I've tried to stay as caught up on my f-list as possible, but I don't know how well I've done. If something's happened in your life in the past few weeks, something terrible, something amazing, or just something interesting of the day-to-day variety, tell me?

Calcaliente_uk on June 20th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
You look beautiful. :)

Such a gorgeous dress!

Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie! So madly in love. Seriously, I put it on and it fit like a glove and the woman who owned the shop said I beamed. :) *hugs*

velvetwhip: I Can Flyvelvetwhip on June 20th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
You look absolutely stunning! The perfect bride!

Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you sweetpea! I just gotta do makeup and hair (my hair is such a disaster, I have no clue what I'm gonna do with it) and then I can walk down the beach. :)

jesterlady: JLFlashwinkjesterlady on June 20th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Uh oh, now I've seen the back.

Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)


And he's seen none. HEE! :P

The Procrastinatrixyasminke on June 20th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie! I love this dress, more with each passing moment, I swear.

The Procrastinatrix: kitten lickyasminke on June 22nd, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
It's gorgeous as are you in it.
Katy: {random} falling strawberries (Roswell)x2xbandgeekx2x on June 20th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
You and that dress are perfect for each other. Absolutely stunning!
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
It fit like a glove, it really did. It was just...perfect. :) Thank you sweetie!

borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on June 20th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
You look beautiful! The back view is stunning!!!

Do you have a date yet?

Sending hugs!
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Isn't the back gorgeous? I seriously just fell in love. It hugged everything right; I can't wait until he sees it.

September 23rd in the morning on a beach! It was the perfect option. :)

Sending hugs back!

Roseroseincognitus on June 20th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh what a stunning dress!! You look so gorgeous and that back is amazing.
What the heck is up with wedding dress sizing? Why are they so out of wack? We were warned, as we are going dress shopping soon for my daughter. It's crazy. It should be the opposite.
Ah weddings. Craziness. Glad the fiance is such a helper. That makes it all better, doesn't it?
You're a gorgeous bride sweetie!
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetpea! I just loved the timeless look.

I know, right? It SHOULD be the opposite, or they should be warned that they're so small sized. The first time I tried a dress on, I grabbed a size 4 (just in case, I'm usually a 2 but sometimes the hips demand a 4) and I couldn't get it on, even close. I wound up at an 8 which was too big, and I seriously wanted to cry. I was a 9-11 in highschool, and I worked my way down through the years. I wasn't nearly as bad about body image as some girls I knew: god knows how they'll feel when they go for a dress. >_<

*hugs back* He's been a big help, and then he's a brat, and then he's a big help again. :P Gotta love him anyway, LOL

Thank you thank you! :)

The EV0l Twinwritan_bur on June 20th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
I've said it before but I'll say it again: that dress is stunning!!!

About the sizing: could it be that they're UK sizes instead of US? I know those are a few numbers up from US (US size 0 is supposed to be UK size 4 I think, if I remember that brouhaha right). I know that still means it's a size up, but it could be paert of the reason.
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetpea! :D

That might well be: I know it's a "thing" over here to have jeans sized in UK sizes, as that's where the designer for those particular jeans came from; perhaps it's the same with the dresses? Possibly even with the American designers, just to keep up with the UK. I'll happily take that as a possibility; either that or they sized it for the models.

elizabeth ann: rose bloombabysquid on June 20th, 2012 05:13 am (UTC)
the dress... STUNNING. you look beautiful! it's perfect! guh! can it be September already? I want to see all the wedding pics. NOW!

on another note... sounds like things are as expected... do one thing for me though- take a day away from everything. for you. that's my professional advice. ;)
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so much sweetpea! No, not September already: I've got too much to do! Invitations and photos and bridesmaids oh my! >_< So much to do, so little time to do it... :P

I like your professional advice, a lot. I think I may do that tomorrow, just take off. That sounds lovely. :)

Jascrystalchain on June 20th, 2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. That looks gorgeous and absolutely stunning!
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you! It was a good price for a top quality designer dress (they were having a trunk show at the time, so all of the dresses from that line were a special sale for coming in to see the trunk show sort of thing) and I fell in love. :)

Karen: wedding ringskazzy_cee on June 20th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
I adore the back - and the front. It is an absolutely fabulous dress! You look stunning!

*send calming vibes*
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It is everything I wanted the dress to be and more. I really did know that it was "the one" as soon as it slid on. :)

And I could use all the calming vibes I could get: thank you!!

claudia_nicclaudia_nic on June 20th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful. And yes, the back of that dress is a work of art. Good luck with the rest of the wedding planning!
Jeanauthoress on June 20th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
The lace was just perfection. Simple and elegant and everything I could want. Hilariously enough, I told her I wanted a dance/ballerina sort of dress, and this was what she brought out. :) We dancers have good taste, methinks. :P

devon99 on June 20th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you look absolutely beautiful x
Jeanauthoress on June 21st, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much sweetpea; I just love the dress. It's so pretty!