I’m a bridesmaid…

My sister is getting married this July. In the Riviera Maya, which is in Mexico. Yes, Mexico. The swine flu is all I can think about right now…

But moving past that, this is what the bridesmaids are wearing

J Crew Erica dress in tea rose

It’s cute and I like it because it has pockets but, is it just me or do J Crew dresses give everyone weird hips? Every single J Crew dress I own gives me hips that I do not have, it’s really kind of irritating! I am taking the dress to my tailor to get rid of the hips and shorten it. I bought the dress in petite but it’s still too long.

And then we are wearing these shoes for the ceremony
(in pewter, the color in the back)

Victoria’s Secret T-strap wedge

I’m typically not one for wedges. I own like 3 pairs, I much prefer heels. But, she’s getting married on a pier with lots of holes that could catch little stiletto heels so during the ceremony, we are wearing wedges and then changing to heels for the reception. Well, at least I am, not sure about the other girls!

I have yet to find a pair of heels to go with the dress. If you find a perfect pair, send them my way! I’m looking for silver, not too strappy, and HIGH (at least 4 inches).

And for our fun part, we are all wearing fascinators in our hair made by the very awesome Kasia Fink veils! My sister will have the biggest flower, like this one but without the feathers and netting.

and Kasia is making the 3 bridesmaids smaller versions.
I’m so excited, we are going to look haute!

I’m going to figure out how to do my hair as I’ve never loved professional up-do’s on me. I just end up looking weird.

Now… what to do about that dang swine flu? ugh. I need to stop watching the news and reading the newspaper! I guess I’ll try to make it to her bachelorette party in Vegas first AND then worry about it! 🙂

p.s. I am technically the “matron of honor” but who likes that term? makes me sound so OLD!

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  • freeTEYme
    April 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    gorgeous dress and cute wedges! I can just imagine how beautiful the wedding will be! I have tiny hips myself so most dresses look like I have wings sometimes LOL… Hopefully, the swine flu is gone by the time of the wedding. Happy Wednesday Tiffany!

  • Emily Jonas
    April 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    J Crew never fits right for me too. Maybe they are not tailored to Asian girls’ body shape?

  • JenniferKailey
    April 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    You ladies are going to look so great! I’m debating orderin those same wedges for a wedding i’m in next month… We need silver wedges because of the wedding being in the grass, but they’ve been quite a beast to find… (I prefer heels too) I like those a lot better than the ones I chose, but they might work! She wants more of a ‘silver’… Maybe I’ll get them and just see if she even notices. 😉

  • Pop Champagne
    April 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    You ladies are all going to look beautiful! The hair accessories look amazing too. And I’m sure/I hope that swine flu will be over by then 🙂

  • Mrs. Lovers Knot
    April 29, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    My bridesmaids wore J. Crew dresses as well and they all loved the pockets. My husband and I are supposed to go to a friends wedding in Playa del Carmen the first weekend of June. Not quite sure what our game plan is.

  • kelly
    April 29, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    such a cute dress! Love that color! i buy a lot of jcrew but i’ve never worn any dresses…but thank goodness for tailors ! I’ve never been fond of wedges but its perfect for the beach. i cant wait to see photos!

  • Foxie
    April 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I wouldn’t worry too too much about the flu, it may very well run its course before July.

    Personally, I think the wedges are darling. (Then again, I’m awful when I first put on heels… I have no grace. None.) At least the whole outfit doesn’t scream “bridesmaid nightmare, one time use only.” 😉

  • Fell4fashion
    April 29, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Very cute dress!! You will be a gorgeous bridesmaid!

  • skinnyrunner
    April 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    i love weddings! cute outfit, perfect for a summery destination wedding. as long as you don’t catch the swine flu, you’ll look gorgeous!!

  • Cari (isnotfashion)
    April 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I love that dress. I’ve been eyeing the mint color for awhile. I don’t think all JCrew dresses do the weird hip thing but I can def see that one doing it. Wash your hands a lot and don’t touch your face and hopefully you’ll be fine 🙂 xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    April 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    that dress is absolutely stunning. your sister has great taste!

  • ...love Maegan
    April 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    that dress is great …I love the color …but I know what you mean about extra hip room ..I’m really narrow in the hips and I think big chain stores like Jcrew and gap design for the average “woman” but not everyone is “hippie” like that ….lol.

  • Chrystina
    April 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    You know, most of the weddings Ive been too, Im always wondering why the heck the bride put their bestest friends in such gawd awful attire besides the obvious that they want to look the best. When I get married they are going to look haute!! But anyway, this post made me happy!! She has such great taste, and you all are ging to look absolutely sensational!! The wedges go with the theme andthe dress so I never would have thought of them, but they look great together! If I come across shoes, Ill let you know!! 🙂
    I cant wait to see pictures!! Haha I know youre going to look amazing!! So stylish and a touch of glamour with a basical colorful and beautiful dress. How fun.
    Hopefully the swine flu is all done and gone by the time she gets married, surgical masks I dont think would look so hot with that dress 😉

  • The Beauty File
    April 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I love the flowery touch…it’s perfect accessory for the couture getaway wedding! Enjoy!!

  • Mel
    April 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I wore wedges to work today and still got my heel caught in a crack :(.

    I love that flower!

  • Erica May
    April 30, 2009 at 12:51 am

    i can’t say i’ve ever tried on a jcrew dress but that’s so disheartening that they give you (and i’m sure me too!) weird hips because they look so adorable on the hangar. sigh…

  • JillFantastic
    April 30, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Here is a little perspective for you. The CDC reports that 36,000 people die every year from the REGULAR flu and that is in the US alone. This swine flu panic is nuts! You’ll be fine. Especially since the wedding isn’t until July. I’ll be in Cabo in July and am not scared one bit.

  • tiffany2stylish
    April 30, 2009 at 2:03 am

    jillfantastic – i know, i know. everyone has been talking about that statistic. i’m not really that afraid for my life… just that people like to point it out to me when i tell them my sister is getting married in mexico.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:07 am

    ooooh weddings are fun, my favorite part is the whole planning process! I love that flower thing for the hair. it perty! the dress almost looks sporty, to me anyways, but its cuuute!

    p.s. im following you

  • Courtney
    April 30, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I feel the same way about j crew dresses! I am tall (5’10”) and thin and when i put on their strapless dresses, all of a sudden i have these odd hips that don’t really look like hips. ugh, cause they do have adorable dresses.

  • Emily
    April 30, 2009 at 6:52 am

    J Crew clothes don’t quite fit me either! Maybe it’s the Asian thing? :T

  • Allie
    April 30, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I’m so sure you and the girls are going to be stunning come wedding day 🙂

  • Megan Brynn
    April 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Nope, J. Crew dresses do the same thing to me–I’m taking my shift dress to the tailor’s to have them cut it so it will hang straight down from the waist instead of poofing out. Having hips actually built into the dress before I even put it on is annoying.

    The color of that dress will be so pretty on you though! Best wishes to your sister 🙂

  • Hanako66
    April 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I love the dress, so cute! I don’t have problems with j.crew dress…I always like the cuts on me:) I am the maid of honor this summer and refuse the matron term as well lol!

  • tiffany2stylish
    May 2, 2009 at 1:17 am

    I have to say that I’m glad there’s a lot more girls out there that have the same problem with J Crew dresses.

    They need to stop building in hips in their dresses!