I am a big fan of “Dress Moments“. You know the ones – birthday parties, graduations, holidays, weddings…even brunches with the girl gang; any excuse to throw on something femme and I’m there.
There’s just something celebratory about the whole thing. The finding of a dress you didn’t know you were looking for (or didn’t imagine you’d look good in – that’s even better!), the purchase, the try-on, the tag rip, the dress’ first outing (this one received a surprising number of rave reviews from complete strangers)…for me, it’s an addictive celebration of the female body. Unlike a good pair of jeans or a blazer, dresses are ours. And designed for the female form. Sartorially, it doesn’t get much better.
Of course, it doesn’t stop at one dress. If you’d like to see a few of my beautiful blogger friends also getting frocky, click here and get dress-spired! It’s time to celebrate you, too.
What I Wore:
White Lace Shift Dress from M&S Collection
Gold heels from Heavenly Soles
The Manfriend and I rarely take photos together, but as a snapper-of-everything it is one of my favourite things to annoy him with. Taking advantage of the ongoing romanticism of his proposal, I enticed him with puppies and wrangled him into stepping in front of the lens for five minutes or less. This is the result.*
What I Wore:
Scallop-hemmed lace dress and white blazer (both from H&M) and hand-made heels. I would ask him what he wore, but my ignorance generally keeps the relationship happy.
*How lucky am I?
Awe-inspiring Austrian model Iris Strubegger strikes a pose in the same Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2011 lace dress I obsessed over in June, when Emma Stone wore it on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards. This super-hued September cover of German Vogue was lensed by Alexi Lubomirski.