Thursday, September 2, 2010

Because Someone Asked...

Just another short one today. A couple of weeks ago my blogging buddy, Joyce, asked, "How are you able to stay out of all that candy by your front door?" The answer was simple. I have a 'Mother of the Bride' dress sitting in my closet that has to fit just right on the big day. Ha! Nothing like perfect motivation, huh?
I was so happy to find this on clearance at the Mall. (Still wasn't cheap, but cheap---er) Yipee! Up close details:


I'm thinking about putting a little "bling" on top of the shoes. We'll see.

I'm so sad that I don't get to Blog surf these days. Like I said before, things should get back to normal in the Fall. (Whatever NORMAL means)!!! I'll have lots of catching up to do over at your places by then...and looking forward to it!
Happy September,
Mary Lou

31 comments:

Mildred said...

What a lovely ensemble. You will be radiant! Enjoy every minute of this special time.

Deb said...

A PERFECT dress for the Mother of the Bride, Mary Lou. xo

marie said...

Your outfit is beautiful ~ I love the collar. Perfect motivation indeed!!
A little bling on the shoes would be fun but they're pretty just the way they are!

Wonderful header ML!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Mary Lou, That outfit is perfect and it has that just right vintage flair to go with the theme of the wedding...

All the work you have done. WOW!

Have the best day!
Susie

Scrap for Joy said...

Simply elegant is all I can say...but then that is so you! And comfortable (looking at least) shoes...a girl after my own heart. A touch of bling would look great in coordination with the buttons on the suit.
LOVE your new header! After the wedding...could you fly here and arrange my mantel for me? LOL! I check Ballard's sales every week hoping that they will have the Santos on sale again....hoping!
Thursday kisses!
J

TupeloLove said...

Hey there! We are back to blogging, FYI! Come and check us out!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your dress is gorgeous! You are going to be the prettiest MOB ever.

Sandra said...

Love your new header with the queen/crown theme going on. That is a very pretty dress and something you can wear again and again. I have a pretty light rose colored dress from my son's wedding...I could wear it again if I lost some weight...

Darlene said...

Your outfit is beautiful and on sale ALWAYS helps!

Kim's Treasures said...

Your suit is beautiful! You'll look amazing!

Liz said...

Bling, bling, bling!

Lorraine said...

Lovely dress!

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful outfit. Love the shoes too. Perfect Mother of the Bride look. You must be over the moon with excitement!
Maureen

Holly said...

Don't worry about "visiting" the rest of us. There's plenty of time for that later. Just enjoy this experience. Your little girl is getting MARRIED. Now that doesn't happen everyday. :)
I love the M.O.B. outfit. You are going to look stunning!

p.s. You can just send that candy my way. I'm always willing to help out. I'm generous that way. ;);)

Mildred said...

I dedicated the lyrics to an old hymn to Sara and Will on my last post. May God bless you each during this special time in their lives.

Amy said...

Pretty!

Scrappi Sandi said...

WOW!! That is stunning! I have butterflies in my tummy on your behalf just thinking that it's only FOUR weeks & counting!! BTW...a definite yes on adding a 'bit of bling' to the shoes, which are gorgeous, but hey...why pass on an excuse!! Enjoy the countdown & thanks again for sharing the milestones on this wonderfully exciting journey! :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Whatever WORKS :) I'd still have a very hard time not taking a bit or 2 !
Your dress is so pretty and bling on the shoes ~ go for it!
Warmly,
deb :)

Christina said...

What a beautiful dress. I love that it isn't matronly---you know what I mean. The collar is amazing. I'm really enjoying all of your ideas, plans and the style of the wedding. The girls dresses are delightful and such a luscious color.

I can totally imagine how busy you are right now. Try to take some breaks when you can. Easier said than done, I know.

Lisa said...

Just lovely.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Oh Mary Lou, You are going to look so pretty . . love the fabric. A little bling bling never hurts. I like your new blog banner too. Sandy:O)

Fran. said...

Everything you are doing for this wedding is amazing!! Your daughters wedding is gonna rock!! All the loving touches you are putting into every last detail is awesome. Your unconditional love just beams throughout this whole event to be. Can't wait to see the pictures of the big day! You will look just as beautiful as the Bride in that dress!! Take care of yourself. XO Fran.

Mimi Sue said...

Just beautiful! Perfect for the big day. Enjoy every minute. Mimi

Mimi said...

HI!!
greatest Motivation of all, fit in the perfect little dress!!I love my basic BLACK dress, got it at White House Black Market oh maybe a year or tow ago, but I LOVE it, and everytime I put it on and it is tight, I diet!!
I love that outfit you chose!!
have a great weekend
hugs,
jamie

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Very pretty, Mary Lou! Definitely you should bling up the shoes.

Nothing works like a special occasion dress to keep one from over indulging on the treats, right?! ;o)

Jacqueline said...

I miss you blogging too but I understand. There's a bride to be in our midst...that's important stuff!
You will be radiant both inside and out.
Hey...that is one cute header on your blog...magical my friend, pure magic!
Started up a home business called Jackie of all Trades. A little this and a little that. Selling two home party plans...At Home America and the natural goodness of The Watkins Company. Still maintaining my antique booth and doing a craft show and flea market. Never a dull day. Thank God, I don't have a bride to be too to fuss over. It would send me over the rivers edge!

Joyce said...

Such a pretty and classy outfit for the Mother of the Bride so I agree stay out of the candy jars. Enjoy all the days leading up to the big day.
Joyce

GrandmaBev said...

You'll look gorgeous in your outfit. I'm sure you'll keep out of mischief with your new church calling. Good luck in the Stake RS Presidency.

Creative Breathing said...

Such a cute post! Don't worry about visiting us, we are having too much fun visiting you! Such a happy place to be! Elizabeth

RACHELLE said...

I just finished painting my vintage camper and had to show it to you! it is a yummy shade of your daughters wedding colors!

i cant wait to see her wedding photos! make sure the photographers include all the decorations!!!!

shell

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