Andrew Marc shift dress (similar); Gap jacket; Isola shoes; French Connection bag; Gold & Gray necklace; zeroUV sunglasses; Gorjana bracelet
A couple of weekends ago I had the Saturday of all Saturdays, the day that I’ve been waiting for since Eric proposed really. My mom and godmother came to town, and along with Kathleen, we went shopping for the dress. I had somewhat of an idea of what I wanted, but I hadn’t spent much time looking at gowns and definitely didn’t have any exact dresses picked out. Our first stop of the day was The White Dress in Corona Del Mar. I showed Nancy (the super sweet consultant) a picture of a red carpet gown that I really liked and started browsing the racks. As I headed into my overfilled dressing room, Nancy pulled one last dress, a stunning Yolan Cris gown that was very similar to the photo I had shown her.
I stepped into the dress and knew it was The One. I walked out of the dressing room, and I think my mom and godmother knew it was as well. (Perhaps it was my mom’s crying that gave it away.) I tried on everything else in the dressing room “just to see”, but nothing really compared. (Although I do LOVE the form-fitting gown that I’m wearing above. It’s definitely my second favorite.) I had one other appointment scheduled and decided to still go because my dream dress was over my original budget. After trying on a few dresses there though, I knew that I had already found my dress. We headed back to The White Dress to pop the champagne and say yes to the dress.
I couldn’t believe how easy the decision was for me (after discussing that tiny little budget detail) and although the overall design is similar to the inspiration gown I showed, it’s really different than what I thought I would choose. I’m over the stinkin’ moon about it though and can’t wait to wear it in about nine months. As Carrie Bradshaw said, the dress “upped the ante.” Now all the details are starting to come together and the fairytale is all beginning to feel real.