Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Long Post in Celebration of my 300th Post!

Hello ladies! (And gents...are there any gentleman out there???) Just thought I would give you a quick update on life in the big city. I have not been as homesick this week, so that is a good thing! My husband (I still love saying that) and I had a really good weekend last weekend. As usual the highlights involve food. =) On Friday night we went here with some new friend (they are also from the South and the guy works with my husband) for a WONDERFUL dinner! The wait was a little long, but the steak was one of the best I've ever had. It was such a nice treat! On Saturday we were really craving some Southern BBQ to go with our football game (no comment) so we went here for the 2nd half of the Bama game. It's not quite as good as at home, but it is pretty close and I love all their BBQ sauces. On Sunday we met one of our other couple friends for Brunch here. It was great!

This week has been pretty uneventful. I got a few online orders...from Jcrew-I got the Italian flannel Emma dress, the black abby jacket and the Emily silk chiffon dress. I am keeping Emma and Abby, but Emily is AWFUL! It is NOT flattering. I'm really thinking about ordering the Lyndsey dress in holiday red or the Lilly Sienna dress for the rehearsal dinner. Which one do you think I would use more? PLEASE help! I just love both of them! Out of all my choices I shared before, I went to go get the Eliza J black dress and it is back ordered until Feb 15th! Did y'all all order it? Ha, Ha! OK, so forget that and on to other options...

Last night I ventured to Saks to search out some of the dresses I had seen online. I was mesmerized by the winter wonderland they have created on the ground floor. Wow! I finally made it to the dress floor and I was in heaven. I found a bunch of the dresses I had listed before a few posts ago. I tried on this one...hello potato sack! I tried on my BCBG silver lace dress. It is really pretty, but I'm not 100% sold because it is a little pricey and their are pleats right below the sash that I'm just not sure flatter my hips. It's not horrible, but not the best ever either...but the dress is so pretty in person! Also, there is another BCBG lace dress that is black and white that is not on their website and I think it might be a little more flattering. I am going to head back there on Saturday when I have a little bit more time to think. I only had twenty minutes before closing time and I was distracted by these shoes that they had set out for me to try on with my dresses. Hello lovelies! I did manage to pick up a really cute BCBG navy wrap dress for $63.00! This one is also on sale for the same price and I might have to go back and get it too! Saks still has a tone on sale right now both at the store and online. I also found this one and thought it was pretty cute. Hmm. What do y'all think? The wedding is only a few weeks away and I've got to find something soon! Suggestions appreciated.

After my shopping spree, I went over to a friend's house for her Project Runway premier party. We had a blast! She bought a case of champagne that we enjoyed while munching on a great variety of dips and cheeses. This is one of my old friends from college that lives up here and this was the first time I got to meet all her NYC friends. They were all very nice (and mostly from the South) and I really enjoyed myself. It was a nice change to have a girls night out. My husband left on a business trip to Houston last night, so I'm on my own until Friday night. I slept horribly last night! It amazes me how much I'm just used to having him there. I miss him so much and it has only been 24 hours that I haven't seen him. Pathetic, I know.

In other news, ladies we have to help out out Wendy. She writes,

"Okay, I am in a crisis!!! My husband and I always take our vacation in the fall/winter because of his business. Works for me because I have a 50% chance that I don’t have to worry about swimsuits. Fat chance (no pun intended) this year!!! Where can a 30-something preppy find a bathing suit? JCrew bikinis are too skimpy for me and I am iffy on Lilly Pulitzer’s resort bathing suits. If you have time, I appreciate any input."

Please post any ideas you have for her!

On to another subject. What do you want for Christmas? I'm going to attempt to put together the Ultimate Preppy Christmas List. Please email me at magnoliasmarriageandmanhattan@gmail.com a link to one or more preppy items that are on your Christmas list and I'll post them all in the Ultimate Preppy Christmas List! How much fun!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!

Shopping Codes:

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12 comments:

Preppy Wedding said...

Brother Jimmy's is my favorite down home bar in NYC!

I love sipping my PBR and not getting stares.

Melissa said...

You can see from my last post we have the same taste in dresses I think! I ended up ordering the Lyndsey in holiday red. Its beautiful. I'm really happy with the choice. Its just such a nice color for the holidays and for me its a twist from the normal black I tend to gravitate to. But I do love that Lilly Sienna too and I've seen it on a pretty decent sale on a couple of sites.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

YAY! 300th post! Sounds like you are enjoying the city and meeting lots of new people! Love both dresses, tough! I do love the Lyndsey.

Land's End has some good swim wear with many styles & colors. Many modest choices with mix & match pieces.

Mrs. LSL said...

So I had the same experience with the Emily dress! Awful! But I had no choice- I was in a wedding the first weekend in October and those were our bridesmaids dresses. Really great idea-it was brown, and the wedding colors were brown, pale gold and ivory. But the fit was terrible. Just an idea for you, I just got the Ann Taylor Spectator Dress with the champagne foldover sash, and then got their champagne silk wrap to wear over it. Really classic, and I had the 25% for Friends and family! Good luck finding something, and congrats on 300 posts!

Heather at Grace303 said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!

Buford Betty said...

Definitely go for the Lyndsey! It's a classic!

Liz said...

Congrats on your 300th post!!!!
I ordered the Lyndsey dress a week ago...I LOVE it! It is the perfect dress for the holidays and it's a classic that you will be able to wear year to year.

Amelia said...

Another vote for the Lyndsey. The sash is removable so you could always wear it with a white/black dress. I know what you mean about the Emily. I found it difficult to zip as well. Can't wait to work on the preppy Christmas list :)

Wendy said...

I have to vote for the Lilly dress :-)

Beth said...

Brother Jimmy's on 2nd Ave is my favorite local hangout!! Go Deacs!!

Kimba Rimba said...

You'll simply love the Lyndsey dress, I have it in three colors and am very happy with them!

MMM said...

I bought Lyndsey!!

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