Tuesday, July 21, 2009

uh oh

friends, i need you now more than ever.

due to the leprosy all over my legs (poison ivy) i cannot wear the cuteasall dress WITH POCKETS that i got for the wedding this weekend.

i'm going to have to go long. i got permission from alexis - now i just need to find something.

has anyone seen anything long and brown?


Domicile Maniac said...


Sophia long dress in espresso

It's on sale too...

Iman said...

have you tried Marshalls or TJmaxx??
They had some long brown maxi dresses.

salley said...



salley said...

i'd also try the belk dress section @ crabtree- they have a suprisingly good selection

Erica said...

These are a little prom-ish, but maybe with the right accessories?



alex said...

You should wear you pocketed brown dress with tights. I think that would be a much better option. Since it's summer, I wouldn't really recommend doing opaque black tights with chunky black heels which i would otherwise suggest. Try sheer tighs or how about a pair of grey tights from here:


or a pair from urban outfitters has quite a varied selection too.

I don't know about anyone else, but in my opinion skinny little wedding heels look strange with tights and a short dress. go for a shoe with a solid heel.

make sure you show us your final decision!!

i suwannee said...

alex, talk me through this.

gray tights? light or dark? what kind of shoes?

i'm sort of into this idea. just don't know how to pull it off without looking like a fool.

GiGi said...

tights are a cute option, but if there's any sort of heat going on (it is july!), you're going to go bananas!
Not to mention probably scratch through the tights (darn poison ivy!).

I say hit up Forever 21--you're bound to find something there (and won't break the bank).
Saw a cute brown maxi dress there yesterday, as well as an adorable indian print one that had a brown background.

Jennifer said...

if, by chance, you go with the long dress from jcrew, there is an extra 20 off and free shipping until tomorrow, I think. enter EXTRA20 at checkout. good luck!

alex said...

I'm going to email you some ideas at your furbish website email as I can't seem to find any other one on your blog. you won't look like a fool, i promise.

miss dixie said...

definately check out this dress at jcrew: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/dresses/weddingsparties/PRDOVR~11429/99101642969/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~20+17+4294967174~90~~~~~~~/11429.jsp

i heart this dress! it is long and very chic!

I *Heart* You said...

if the beading is allowed around the neck - this is really cute and a great sale price!!


Jamie said...

Not sure if this is brown enough:


---- said...

just sent some ideas to your email. Better options in the most recent posts but I still like the shorter dress because it's summer. aesthetically i just think its a better choice. No need to spend $300 on a new dress because of poison ivy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is a little too casual but check it out anyway: http://www.ardenb.com/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=136&subCategoryId=745&productId=20349

Hope you find what you're looking for !!!

Anonymous said...

Go to Nordstroms for tights. I have a pair of DKNY tights that look nude.

Anonymous said...

Here is another maxi dress , but somewhat pricy:

Anonymous said...


looks kinda like your style...

Erin said...


I'm wearing this for a wedding in October (sans tights) but this is a good idea.

Emily said...

I am not the one to be giving you advice on proper poison-ivy induced wedding attire changes BUT that picture makes want to sing the sound of music soundtrack start to finish.

Lisanne said...

Stop it with the tights. It's hot as F outside and you have poison ivy. Don't encase your legs in anything.

That's all I have to say.

amykjensen said...

Nordstrom has a section of maxi dresses, but I LOVE this gown. A little pricey, but wow!


meg said...

i vote no on the tights.

this is super cute (and i think on additional sale until the end of the day today)


this one is gorgeous, but spendy spendy


good luck! and i hear you on the prednisone (sp?). that crap will make you nutty.

Martha said...



Eh?(Tights in July in the South seems like a nightmare.)

annabelle said...

I don't want to be a naysayer without an alternative, but I think covering poison ivy with tights could almost make it worse! And hot!

Amanda Calhoun said...

i have an unworn brown bridesmaid dress from Watters, size ten, no alterations that is brown!
Deep long back, modest front, sleeveless.

brynalexandra said...

omg. That picture reminds me of Michelle Duggar! hahah

Anonymous said...

Here's some! Good luck in your search- hope you find the perfect thing.







Elizabeth said...

i vote no tights ever. personally, i would just rock the poison ivy legs and short dress, but i have a degree in biology and am super-dorky like that. if you can't do short dress sans tights, then i vote jcrew or some similar, expensive last-minute option.

brigidc111 said...

I am new to your blog and have been enjoying immensely! No fshion suggestions but dealt with a heinous case of poison ivy in May (was looking ever so lovely for graduations, funerals) Tries all of the topicals, soaks and oral steroids to no avail. Topical steroid creme worked wonders-cheap and worked almost right away. Who knows? Maybe a shot for the cute, short brown dress!

cait said...

That sucks about the ivy!

If you are still looking for some dress ideas, here are a few more:

BCBG Lace Trim
BCBG w/beading (this seller has a lot of sizes in the same style)
BCBG Jersey Dress
Gathered Waist Dress

debbieeastbay said...

just wear fishnets or patterned tights

Susan said...

i can vouch that the Sophia dress is gorgeous. i just bought the short version (in vintage blue) for a wedding i'm in and LOVE IT. the fabric is delicious, the price is right.

ps love love love your blog. fab/

beauty meets budget said...

Not sure if you're into strapless, but as it happens I was recently looking at this one — on sale for $110:


Piper Jacquelyn said...


J.Crew, if you're willing to drop an assload of money on a dress. BUT, it's very chic. Looks like you got a TON of advice, hope you are able to find something perfect!

Anonymous said...

If you're still looking, I think this will be the perfect dress ................ it's long and brown and it's on sale !


Anonymous said...

I always use shopbop.com as a starting point.

Anonymous said...

This is going to sound stupid, but I'd single stitch something gauzy / breathable to the existing dress - matching up seams to the original.

You don't want to mess up the procession with zombie legs, but it's not as if you're the star of this event. You can be the cute friend in the fug dress. It will take heat off the other bridesmaids.

Go with what you have and keep your fingers away from your legs. A steady low dose of Benadryl (too much makes me hyper) will help out.


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