If you caught my Instastories over the weekend you may have seen the sneak peek I posted of this dress.
Let me just start off by saying I absolutely love this dress and it was the perfect dress for me! So back in March or April I was looking for a dress for my friends’ weddings. I bought 2 dresses from Lord & Taylor for 2 of the 3 weddings I had coming up – I planned to re-wear a dress from a few years ago to the other wedding. Two weeks ago I shared the black & gold dress I wore to wedding #2 of the spring, which was one of the dresses I bought. That one fit perfectly from the get-go. The second dress I bought was a blue dress with an illusion deep v. It was way too tight so I had to return it. But it ended up working out for the best because when I had been searching for dresses I came across another dress that caught my eye but I didn’t want to buy a 3rd dress. As soon as I tried on the blue illusion deep v dress and realized it was not going to fit, I ordered the other dress and returned the blue one. This dress was so much better and it was on sale!
So this dress was a bit wide on top, but my aunt took it in for me and it fit perfect afterwards. The black criss-cross design on top is so flattering on so many body types and the attached multicolored skirt has a metallic look to it. The back features the two straps from the front down the back leaving a pretty open back. The front also features a small keyhole at the upper waist.
Dress: Aidan by Aidan Mattox via Lord & Taylor | Shoes: Sam Edelman via DSW | Purse: Kate Spade | Rings: Macy’s
This dress is so pretty and was the perfect mix of classy and party. I definitely did some extra arm and back exercises in recent weeks to try to get rid of any excess back fat. It may seem silly, but it was really important to me so I could feel more confident in this dress! With the open back, I wore a sticky bra for the first time and it held up brilliantly all night. I really loved it and I will for sure be making use of it this summer! It’s from Victoria’s Secret if you’re interested. Anyway, the skirt is so pretty – I love the colors and the material. The structure is so pretty with the fitted top and skirt that kind of flares out. Such a nice balance between the top and bottom.
I kept the jewelry simple because I wanted the focus to be on my dress – plus I knew I would be doing a lot of dancing all night and didn’t want to have to fuss with lots of accessories. I wore a pink statement ring that I’ve had and loved for a few years, pink block heeled sandals, and I brought my Kate Spade wristlet because I wanted a simple black purse and it felt appropriate to honor the late designer. My heels were so comfortable to wear all night while walking around and dancing for hours. Block heels are a god-send! I love this Barbie pink color for the heels. I thought the color went well with the colors in the skirt and they were a pretty pop of color.
I had brought my curling iron with me when I packed my things for the weekend and had planned to curl my hair for the evening, but I ended up being so busy leading up to to the reception and didn’t want to rush. Plus after much thought I decided that the dress looked better with straight hair.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I just had to share all the details on this dress because I love it so much!