Yesterday, as promised, I gave the details of my amazing bachelorette weekend. Today, I decided to do a post on what I wore... almost. Although you've already seen some photos of my outfit, I felt it deserved a post of it's own. Why? Two reasons: 1. because I honestly just think this dress is so fabulous that it deserves an outfit post, and 2. because I almost didn't buy it, so I need to encourage anyone else who is hesitant to buy this dress!
belt: forever 21
shoes: bait footwear
flower: vintage box 1947
lipstick: besame red hot red
As I mentioned in past posts, for my bachelorette, I was told to pack an ivory or white dress. I didn't know how fancy or casual it should be, and that really was the reason I almost didn't buy this dress. I assumed that we'd be hitting the town, and so something more casual / going-out-appropriate was what I was supposed to buy. Dilemma. Going-out clothes don't seem to appeal to me. I like fancy, flowy outfits. So, when I shared this dilemma with Melissa, she said "That dress is 'you', and that's what we want. You to be you. Buy it!"... and so I did.
This dress could have been my wedding dress. It's gorgeous on, flattering, and it twirls like a dream. For the price, it's such a steal of a deal!! It is a satin-y fabric, but it has some stretch to it. It was the fabric that made me cautious of just how fancy it would be, but I felt comfortable wearing it. I suppose for someone who wears dresses every day, what's fancy to most is still in my comfort zone.
Confession: I didn't wear these shoes out. I ordered them for my wedding, but they weren't the right shade of mint. And they were too small (I'm not sure if it's the new B.A.I.T. line, or just this style, but they are much smaller than my other bait's of the same size). I sent them back to exchange them, but they somehow got returned to me. Alas, they didn't arrive in time for my bachelorette, and they would've killed my feet. So I wore Melissa's mint Ida's (also too small, but worth the pain).