I think I made passing mention on this darling little site about how one of my very favourite people in the world is getting married. My adorable sister Charlotte.
It's in June. In June she will be turning 23 and she will becoming a wife. I'm so excited for her!
Her fiancé, G, is really rather lovely. He fits into our crazy family.
I'm also excited for me. Because I get to be a bridesmaid!
It's all very small and casual (much like Charlotte herself) but my sister Jayne, Charlotte's friend Kelly, and I all get to stand up there with her.
This means I get to buy a dress! During my shopping ban! A pretty pretty dress.
But! It turns out, I am very good at finding dresses for other people. For myself? I only find the unattainable.
Charlotte has asked that we dress like macarons. Well, not really.
She means in dresses the colour of macarons; turquoise, mint, lavender, blush, lemon, apricot. Lovely,
She told us this late last night. This morning I was exchanging emails with Jayne and within an hour? she had her dress.
I asked Twitter for help and shortly thereafter had found a dress that would be perfect for me. Only? it is kind of expensive*, and WORST OF ALL - they don't ship to New Zealand**.
It's tough being at the bottom of the world.
I've searched and searched and searched online but I can't find anything that I love even half as much. I can't find anything that I love even a little bit and that would suit.
It is making me doubt my newly won title of Queen of Internet Shopping***.
Here is where I have searched:
asos / topshop / j.crew / zara / outnet / anthropologie / ruby / superette / urban outfitters / barneys / nordstrom / shopbop / h&m / next / peacocks / dorothy perkins / new look / portmans / glassons / net-a-porter / forever 21 / macy's / bluefly / revolve / nastygal / selfridges / miss selfridges / max
I think I might have to go in to an ACTUAL store.
Here is what I am looking for:
sleeveless but not strapless or one-sleeved
chiffon or silk or some other floaty material
mid-thigh to knee length
mint green or lavender/lilac purple
SHIPS TO NEW ZEALAND.
It can't be that hard? can it? really?
Damn it, Macy's! You don't even ship to CANADA. They're ATTACHED to you.
At least I enjoy looking at pretty dresses online. There is always that. And I enjoy whining about the terrible terrible hardship of shopping.
EDIT: I found a dress!
Approved by the bride and everything.
* this isn't that much of a deal. I adore the dress in and of itself and I can see myself wearing it to work with a blazer.
** they do ship to Canada though. We have a cousin who lives there ... a possibility. But for the price?
*** bestowed upon me by a very thankful Jayne.