Have you ever tried something on that looked impossibly horrible on the hanger but made you twirl in circles in the dressing room once you had it on? …No? Just me?
This dress looked so unassuming on the hanger that I almost didn’t try it. But it is freaking adorable on! It swishes and sashays with every step. It turned out to be the perfect dress for a spring wedding we attended this past weekend. The attached cape is perfect for covering bare shoulders and I can attest that the skirt flows beautifully on a super windy day. Now, if only my hair would do the same…
You must be thinking, sheesh, another wedding?! Yes, its the last one of the year and I think its safe to say we’re all wedding-ed out. I found this adorable Kate Spade number a while back and immediately fell in love with it. Unfortunately, at over $400 it wasn’t going to be mine any time soon. I saved the photo on my phone and looked at it longingly about once a week. Low and behold a few months ago in June I found the dress at our local Kate Spade outlet on crazy sale and managed to snag it for $110. The bow on this dress is everything! It has pockets, the color is divine, the length is perfect, the list goes on! I can guarantee this won’t be the last time you see this beauty.
A few days after the La Jolla Wedding we flew to Vermont for Ben’s cousin’s wedding. I originally had plans to wear a dress I brought with me from home but after a pit stop at Marshall’s to pick up some lotion I ended up with another dress. I loved the idea of wearing the new dress so much that I ended up wearing it for the wedding that afternoon! Talk about unexpected (coming from the OCD planner herself!). Luckily, all of the accessories I brought with me worked really well with the ($20!) dress, right down to the shoes and nail polish color. The reception was held at a beautiful Inn in Essex, VT that I was nudging Ben about going back to visit. Hopefully our next trip we’re able to spend a night or two there. We knew this would be a quick trip (arrive late Thursday evening, wedding Friday, hit the road Saturday morning) so it didn’t pan out for this visit but we’ll back soon. I can’t wait to wear the dress again in the fall with black tights, booties, and a chunky sweater. Or maybe with flats and a blazer for work. The options and color combinations with this one are endless! Apparently I wasn’t the only one that loved the dress because when we showed up to the reception one of the wedding coordinators was wearing the exact same dress. We both had a good laugh when she and I realized what we were both wearing 🙂
One of my very good friends was married on Sunday in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean in La Jolla, CA. It was a wonderful evening with plenty of dinner, drinks and dancing. I picked up this adorable BCBG dress at their outlet store a few weeks back (for $49!!!!) and knew it would be perfect for the occasion. Enjoy!