GIAGirl, you crack me up..BU-JAY, like "Tar-zhjay" for Target?? For a minute there, I thought you were referring to...something else. Which would actually probably increase my budget, since Moose would let me do whatever I wanted afterw...anyway, I am pretending to be Genuine Mature Person here, so I will stick to the topic at hand
Budget..umm..very very cheap? Of course, this is *me* you're talking to, living near poverty level (I'm taking some time off to write, and not put the baby in day care/ with her less-than-attentive father, hence the lack of funds)..but everything in my closet is a brand-name, from a *really* nice store. We buy everything from thrift stores, antique/flea markets, craigslist, eBay, you name it, and probably pay (seriously) around 10% of retail, most of the time. (I know, I'm bragging, but I did find DBL and you guys, didn't I?? Total find of the century, there.) So I would optimally like to find a great style/designer that I love, and start the search from there. I'm guessing that I'd like to look for a dress that retails between $500-1,000.
I really like the second pic you posted, GIAgirl, with the sash at the high/natural waist. I also like the first photo that shows up on the link you provided, with the rose-colored sash, and those off-set type cap sleeves. Alas, I am nowhere near Hotlanta..I'm in Lafayette, CO, which is about 9 miles east of Boulder. C'mon over anytime, though!
Dove, I think I like something between a white and an ivory, LOL. I know it's not my first wedding (gulp...it's my 3rd..long story, but for awful reasons the first one should have been annulled), but I like white just as a color, and it likes me, too! I lean more toward a milk white. Our "logo" for the wedding is snowflakes, too (he got me a snowflake pendant a la blue box store that I wear every day), so a "snow white" plus silver or gray would look really pretty, I think. Da Moose will be in Navy mess dress, we think, although he keeps threatening me that for this "home invasion" he is going to wear camo instead!
Thighs bad, ankles OK. Anything else? =)