Let’s say you were going to the opera

And let’s say that opera was the Marriage of Figaro. What would you wear?


A wedding dress? Of course you would.


I found this beauty at a vintage shop and even though I’m already hitched I had to have it.


I’m getting it shortened so it will be more of a ballet length as opposed to an I’m-going-to-the-chapel length. (I’ll post the “after” shot along with the big reveal of my Hammer pants post-makeover.)


I’m guessing the dress is from the sixties. But the spookiest part about it? The initials sewn inside — they’re mine.

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  • Reply Stefanie April 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    That is the creepiest thing ever! But so gorge. Watch out for ghosts.

  • Reply Nicole April 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    wow that’s so cool that the initials are the exact same as yours! meant to be, I’m tellin’ ya ;)

    the dress is beautiful and I don’t blame you for feeling like you had to have it, it looks great on you! I love the bodice and how the skirt looks like a cloud puff.

    can’t wait to see the “after” shot!

  • Reply Melissa April 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Uhm Kelsey… you were the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. I’m actually speechless.

    Your wedding pictures are beyond stunning. Wow.

    And yeah… the initials being yours in the vintage dress? A liiiiittle bit creepy haha.

  • Reply kaye i April 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Creepy!!! But gorgeous dress.

  • Reply camille April 22, 2010 at 4:11 am

    This dress is cool, but I like your real wedding dress even better – gorgeous to the extreme!

  • Reply mango April 22, 2010 at 7:01 am

    You know, I’ve oftened wondered what your wedding looked like if your everyday style was so fun and amazing. Thanks for sharing! It was stylish and full of your personal touches – didn’t expect any less! I am also incredibly jealous of your message from the Backstreet Boys, haha ;)

  • Reply Kelsey April 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Stefanie — Oh no! What if the dress is haunted with my own ghost? That’s so post-modern, isn’t it?

    Nicole — I, too, can’t wait to see the “after” shot. I’m praying it turns out well.

    Melissa — You are hands down the sweetest person ever. Thank you!

    Kaye — Creepy but gorgeous is exactly the look I was going for ;)

    Camille — Thanks ladybird. From the photos I’ve seen of yours it was also gorgeous to the max.

    Mango — I cannot even tell you how much that BSB message made my life. Especially when Nick Carter looked straight into the camera — dead serious — and said “Stay married”. Such brilliant advice.

  • Reply lisa April 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Wow, the same initials? Clearly this dress was destined to be yours. I can’t wait to see how it turns out post-alterations!

  • Reply Irina April 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    The stars are aligned ….Marriage of Figaro, wedding dress, your initials …. it’s not creepy, it’s karma.

  • Reply Larissa April 23, 2010 at 8:13 am

    That is sooo weird! I can’t believe you are finally getting it shortened, is Susan doing it?

  • Reply Kelsey April 23, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Lisa — I picked it up from the tailor last night (I have never been so nervous walking in there) and it turned out exactly how I hoped it would. Can’t wait to wear it.

    Irina — Meant to be, isn’t it?

    Larissa — I got it hemmed at Oakridge Tailors on Cambie.

  • Reply Teresa April 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

    What a gorgeous dress…just like out of a fairy tale. And very weird and spooky about the initials…maybe it’s meant to be…seems like a potential episode for Ghost Whisperer

  • Reply Kimber April 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

    LOVE IT. Also love that I can see the painting you won in the silent auction from Hope in Haiti!!! I miss our frequent and absurd emailing. I think you and Rissy should come on board Reddy for a Cure. Summer fundraiser?
    Back to the dress. Okay I can’t focus on the dress with all the animals crawling around in the back. LEROY

  • Reply Irina April 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Going to the opera as a blogger?

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  • Reply Kelsey May 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Teresa — Man, I hope it’s not haunted. The KD from another era would be pretty mad at me for chopping it.

    Kimber — I miss Hope in Haiti too. And Leroy misses you.

    Irina — You better believe it. I’m all about geeking out.

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