The End of the World as We Know It

Hello Ladies,

I’m out of town today on an errand, which required a good night’s sleep, so no posts today.  However, I do have something beautiful to share with you.

Crepe de Chine Column Gown (BHLDN, $1,400)

It’s supposed to be wedding gown, but I think it would be lovely for any formal occasion.  I especially love the shell pink trim along the bottom.  The dress is reminiscent of Chris Benz 2011 Resort line, and I adored that collection.  Too bad that there isn’t a formal event on my horizon.  Of course, I’d have to rob a bank, or at least an ATM to afford the dress, but some things are worth a bit of criminality.

And if I were wearing this to my wedding, I would definitely bypass the fascinator.  It’s entirely too much.  A simple birdcage veil would be better.

Perhaps, my Mother could make me something similar in knee-length.  I could make it myself, but she once tried to teach me how to sew and it ended badly.  Doors were slammed, pin cushions were thrown, etc.  

What can I say?  When you’re used to being good at things, the inability to run the fabric through a machine in a straight line will make you a little nuts.  

Perhaps, I should give sewing another try?  If I could master it, my wardrobe would be impeccable.  Hmmm…something to think about.

I will see you ladies on Monday.  Unless, of course, the Rapture occurs on Saturday.  In which case, I will see some of you on Monday, either here or there.  Who knows?  However, I know for sure that either way the picketers chanting about the end of the world outside the Metro will disappear, Rapture or no.  And for that I am truly grateful.  

The last thing you want to hear about before you’ve even had your morning coffee is that you need to prepare your soul for Judgment Day.  Especially when the herald is wearing Uggs.  Though if the harbingers of doom are wearing Uggs, that would certainly explain a lot about the brands true origins.  

Enjoy the Preakness or whatever weekend plans you might have.  I’m off to the wilds of Maryland.





  1. Emily says:

    This whole post made me laugh.

    But I do have to say – I decided to start sewing because I enjoy expensive fabrics and tailoring so much. And…I'm learning. I figure if I can eventually create what I want to, my wardrobe will be couture(ish) – but affordable. I'm going to be taking some full-on classes for making tailored jackets, corset dresses, couture designs, and fitting muslins. Finishing my first practice dress this weekend! Simple white, silk/cotton blend – it's sweet.

    And the above dress is a knockout! Love it.

    May 20, 2011/Reply
  2. BJ says:

    Belle, you are so incredibly funny! The dress is gorgeous!!!

    May 20, 2011/Reply
  3. The Slapdash Sewist says:

    This is a very old post but I am catching up after a busy time. You should definitely pick up sewing! It is a steep learning curve, but so satisfying. And DC has surprisingly good sewing resources. Look into the Threads Sewing Lounge if you want to dabble–they supply the machines so you don't have to invest in one just to see if you're interested. G Street Fabrics also has a ton of classes at all their locations–but I know how difficult it is to commit to a class and all the locations are in the suburbs (the Rockville and Falls Church/7 Corners can be reached by public transit, but it's at least 45 minutes each way from the District–if you have a car obviously it's faster!).

    June 18, 2011/Reply