Sunday, August 12, 2012
I wore this dress last weekend to my younger cousin's wedding. It is an oldie but goodie from BCBG MaxAzria that I purchased in 2004 for my law school graduation party. I have only worn it one other time in the 8 years that I've owned it and that was to another wedding back in 2005. I absolutely love when you have a piece that keeps on giving and every time it gives it gives big...this dress is the epitome of the that notion! At first, I wasn't sure if I was gonna wear this particular dress to the wedding because it's so open in the back and sides that you almost feel like it's impossible for this to be appropriate up in the church (for the actual ceremony). But I tried this on, along with 2 other dresses, and my mom and daughter vetoed the others and this little number won hands down. In the end, I'm glad I picked it b/c it turned out perfectly for a young, fun, hip, evening wedding and most importantly, I didn't get the impression that Jesus was rolling his eyes at me while I was sitting in the pew at His house (church)... LOL. Initially, I wasn't sure about which shoes to wear with the dress and was torn between the black strappy sandal and the taupe and metallic MaxAzria sandal (you guys will see me in either shoe in the pics). Ultimately, I decided on keeping it simple since the dress and jewelry is so extra and I went with the black Manolos for the wedding. I was completely satisfied and comfortable with the look! What do you honeeyz think? What pieces do you have in your closet that gives you life every time you slip it on??
The MILK of it is, I was so happy to see my cousin marry his best friend and make a huge commitment to love her forever. There is nothing like a man who knows when it's time to be a real man and make a commitment to his family in front of others and before God. I know in this crazy world we live in now we don't see it often. Far too frequently we see men treating women like crap, juggling an array of women at one time and just being messy and immature...(i.e. Sleazy J. of Love and Hip Hop ATL...you know who I'm talking about, unfortunately). We see women settling for designer shoes and handbags and accepting that as an alternative to true commitment. It's unfortunate. I know it's hard to stick to your guns and standards when the world seems to be cultivating new expectations and standards but I say don't give in and don't give up. Self respect, integrity and love is the most important thing you can have, and even if that means being alone then so be it. If someone is not mature, selfless and intelligent enough to make some level of commitment to you or your relationship then that's their issue not yours.
Click Below for MORE Photos and a change in shoes...let me know which you prefer with the dress...the black or the taupe??!! :-)