Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dressing Patti

One of the blogs I frequently read is PATTI’s blog. She writes about running, writing, eating cake, and occasionally just a wee bit o’ tripe (see her April fools post – snort!). She makes me laugh and I love that.

In a few months she’ll be taking on a new role, that of Mother-in-Law. Yes, it’s true, Boy found Girl and later this summer the two shall become one. Girl, from all accounts sounds delightful, why she even brought Patti a cake after cake shopping. Not a piece of cake, mind you, but an entire cake. That’s love baby.

Anyway, Patti is hosting a little contest. She’s having trouble finding the perfect dress for the wedding and asked her readers and friends to find her a dress. Crazy? Well, maybe, but I thought it sounded like oodles of fun (and you know how I like to have fun!). Below you’ll find my choices for the physically fit, snarky, cake lovin’, Mother-of-the-Groom.

Disclaimer: Do you know how hard it is to shop for someone you’ve never met face to face? Oi! I don’t know what time the wedding is, is it formal or semi formal, what is the Mother-of-the-Bride wearing? Not a clue. Colors? Ha! I know nothing!

So Patti, Miss Crissy and I spent a lot of time looking for your gown. We learned a great deal about, ahem, the price of elegant, formal wear and our little girly hearts sighed a time or two. Thanks for the fun and I’m certain, regardless of whose dress you choose that you will look lovely!

My first choice is from NORDSTROM

Donna Ricco Stretch Satin Sheath Dress Ruched, wrapped bodice shapes a sleeveless, stretch satin sheath with a flattering V-neckline in front and back.

Hidden back zip.
Front and back darts.
Approx. length from shoulder: 45".
Polyester/spandex-lined bodice.
Acetate/nylon/spandex; dry clean.
By Donna Ricco; imported.

Price: $158.00
Item #186818

Choice number two can be found at DAVIDS BRIDAL

Chiffon ruched dress with soft flowing skirt. Dress comes with a scarf. Available in Black.

The dress almost didn't make the cut, but frankly, it's so lovely and I know Patti would look KILLER in it!

Price: $198

And my final selection can be found at MACYS

Calvin Klein Sequined Chiffon Dress with Jacket - Tonal sparkling sequins lend a dreamy look to this gorgeous dress and jacket.

Silk; lining: silk
Dry clean
Collarless jacket features single hook-and-eye closure, princess seams, three-quarter sleeves
Approximate length of jacket from center back neckline: 22 inches
One-piece dress features scoop neckline, sequined bodice, back zip closure
Dress is full length; approximate length from center back neckline: 63 inches
Both jacket and dress are lined

Price: $338.00

There you go Patti!


Patti said...

you guys have done such a great job!!! you are linked!

Kiva said...

I vote for dress #1

Family Adventure said...

Love the first one! Gorgeous.


My Ice Cream Diary said...

I just wish I could buy a blody like these online too so I can fit into the dresses.

You know how you can click a button to see the dresses at different angles and in different colors? Why can't they also show it on different body shapes?

P.S. LOVE the color of the first one.