My Journey to the Dress: Second Fitting

I had my second dress fitting recently, and so far all is good! Bridesmaid A came along with me for squeeing, moral support, and photo-taking (thanks, boo!). It had been nearly three months since my first fitting, so it was exciting to see the dress again and what changes had been made. Because I’m on the shorter side, the seamstress had previously cut a lot from the bottom of the dress during the first fitting. This time around, the bottom had been hemmed and looked brand new. As for the bodice, there still needs to be a few inches taken in on both sides as well as right above my hips (thank you, MyFitnessPal and P90X!), which I think will be finished in time for my third fitting next week.

For this second fitting I had all the same accessories I brought along the first time, with the addition of my wedding-day jewelry from Etsy (delivered one day before the fitting). I had this necklace and these earrings favorited on Etsy for MONTHS—I knew I had to have them when I initially read the words “vintage” and “peacock” in the description. So I finally decided to pull the trigger a few weeks ago…and I absolutely love them!!


Image via Etsy shop Azure Treasures


Image via Etsy shop Azure Treasures

As you guys may know, I’m not sharing actual pics of the dress until the wedding, but here are some teasers from the fitting—I can’t wait to share the final look with you all. :)


I feel like I’m doing something naughty behind the pixelation! / Personal photo


The jewelry and Kate Spades make their debut! / Personal photo

Anyone else having a pretty good experience so far with your dress fittings?


Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    Mrs. Wallaby 2806 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:13 am

    Sooo pretty! Can’t wait to see your dress in all its glory!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:29 am

    Looks gorgeous, even through the blur! I love the jewelry and shoes – I wouldn’t go that bold on my own, but you rock it girl!

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    cosmo_gmr 945 posts, Busy bee @ 11:40 am

    OMG! I love your teasers!
    And those are killer shoes and jewelry!

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 12:15 pm

    your arms look great above the pixels! :)

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:54 pm

    LOVE the jewelry and shoes! And your upper body looks super fit, yay P90x!

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 4:44 pm

    Your jewelry is amazing, how beautiful!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:06 pm

    Your jewelry is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see your final look!

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    Mrs. Panda 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:40 pm

    aah! your dress is gorgeous (even pixelated!) you are going to be a *stunning* bride!

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 6:55 pm

    @Mrs. Gray Wolf: @BookishBelle: Thank you ladies! They aren’t yet quite the Michelle Obama arms yet (that’s my goal for the wedding day) but it’s getting there!

    @Blonde17Jess: @cosmo_gmr: @mkelove: @Mrs. Pony: Thank you! I was a little unsure at first since the jewelry color is so bold, but once I had everything on I knew they were the right choice.

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 6:56 pm

    @Mrs. Wallaby: @Miss Panda: Aww, thanks guys!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 8:14 pm

    Love the jewelry.So Pretty.And I like this jewelry set too.

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1066 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:42 pm

    Everything fits you and your theme so well, Miss M! Love it. :)

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