Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something Blue?

Inspired by The Unbride's fashionista Friday from last week - I have been giving a little thought to the whole "something old, something new..." thing. More specifically, something blue! Her post of several fabulous options for this part allowed me to feast my eyes on the likes of these lovelies:

A Little Something Blue...

Blue pumps - sheer genius. My dress is long anyways, and how fun would it be walking down the aisle knowing I have a pair of kick ass heels underneath that gorgeous satin gown? I'll have Nana's pearls around my neck and a stunning pop of color just waiting to make a guest appearance!

I found these on
Aldo's website...who says keeping with tradition can't be fun?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What is real?

From "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."