Tal nobly agreed to go to Anthropologie with me one evening to find a dress for an upcoming event. I had browsed online beforehand (I find it less overwhelming that way + I can see how the clothing sits on a model), so I had some idea of which dresses I might be more interested in. Then I spotted the laced verbena dress hanging on the back wall by the dressing rooms - I thought it was pretty online, but the pictures just couldn't do it justice. While I'm not usually attracted to green clothing, this dress was such a pretty shade of green. With its white lace detail, multicolored flowers, flattering silhouette, summery hint-of-watermelon vibes, and bright pink sequins... I couldn't resist!
Then, on the day of the event, I caught a cold and ended up staying home. I couldn't justify keeping the dress while trying to save to start a business, so I brought it back with a sad heart and added it to my embarrassingly long Anthro wish list, trying hard not to think too much about it.
Late last month, Tal and I met up with his family (his parents and two brothers, Patrick and Alex) for a quadruple celebration at Ray's Cafe for Alex's birthday, Father's Day, Tal's birthday, and my birthday. Lo and behold, in my birthday gift bag from Tal's generous parents, was the dress!
Anthro is all sold out of this dress, so I'm super lucky I managed to snatch one up! The fabric is nice and solid and the design is well thought-out. The dress has big pockets (!!) and a little hook & string on the inside of each strap to keep your bra straps hidden. Impressive.
I should also mention that these are my favorite heels (I also own them in black). Guess is another one of those big-brand weaknesses of mine. Their heels seem to fit me pretty much perfectly, so I tend to buy heels there. It looks like the Olianes aren't available anymore, but this pair is pretty similar, though I think they're in a darker shade.
Wondering about that gorgeous background scenery? Unfortunately, I can't claim it's my backyard. :) I wore my dress to a recent nearcation (I thought I made the word up but I checked, and it's legit, per Wikipedia) Tal and I embarked upon. I'll be blogging about that soon for a brand new feature type, so stay tuned! Here's an extra mini-preview:
See you soon!
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