I plopped down at the desk of Mrs. Joy…exasperated….
Me: I need a little white dress and can’t find one anywhere!! ( OK, I admit it was exaggeration… though I had shopped five stores)
Commentary: I needed that sweet spot where affordable….great fit…and age appropriate intersect perfectly.
Mrs. Joy: Have you tried Dress Barn? (Probably thinking, DUH…you know the place which specializes in dresses!!)
Me: Oh my goodness, NO…I honestly forgot about it!
Well, thank you Mrs. Joy!! I am so glad she thought about it and I took her advice. I needed the perfect little white dress for a special occasion (will explain later) and Dress Barn came through. I am in love with this delicate knit white lace faux wrap dress. I think I lost 20 pounds just from the design of the dress!! I realize I told you that I am not a fan of lace…but I am a fan of feeling FIERCE and I feel FIERCE in this dress! I can do so much with this one LWD and now realize how important it is to my wardrobe!
I was inspired last week by Tamera Beardsley's Spring Neutrals. So, I reached for my Chico's jacket, tortoise-shell bracelet, and necklace (at least I made this necklace from combining two necklaces and one is a Chico’s necklace) and they provided the look I could see in my mind. The crowning touch?? Well, when I was about to walk out of Dress Barn, my eye fell on these Jones Studio Sling-Back Wedges and hearts literally danced around them while a harp played!! I found this Kenneth Cole bag in neutral stripes at Stein Mart….love it so much!! I feel ready for any special occasion spring and summer may bring my way.
You can tell how much I love this look…I could not stop shooting pictures…it was so much fun!!
For those of you who would like to give Dress Barn a try, they are hosting a friends and family event this Thursday through Sunday for 30% off your entire purchase. Just tell them you are my friend or family (I consider us a family really) and that I sent you over!! It is not where I usually shop, but it proved to be important in my search. I know I will go back!! At the end of this week, San Antonio’s Famous Fiesta 2013 begins…I hope to share some special segments with you. Till then, make sure you visit the other bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE……