Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finding the dress

No, not that dress, I'm talking about my engagement photo dress! We took our engagement photos back in June, and before I share those thrilling photos I want to talk about how I chose what to wear. I took the engagement photo shoot as an opportunity to splurge on a new dress. As I believe I stated in a previous post I'm pretty frugal and need an occasion to go shopping. So I took the occasion and went searching.

I was looking for something girly, spring-ish, whimsical and fun. I imagined a fancy sundress in a bright color. I looked at Macys, found a cute orange dress, but it didn't fit right. I went to Urban Outfitters, tried on some nice dresses but none of them had the right feel. I tried Forever 21 and didn't like what I was seeing. I even went to Anthropologie, which meant I was REALLY going to splurge on a dress, and came home empty handed.

My favorite stores were not bringing any results. While chatting with a girlfriend about my hunt, she lead me to a website which turned out to be a gold mine.

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There were so many cute dresses! And the prices weren't bad! I think I spent about an hour just browsing the site. I finally needed to give myself a break so I put some dresses in my wish list and turned off the computer. The craziness of life kept me away from my search for about a week and when I came back I found that all of the items on my wish list were out of stock! What!? It had only been a week! I then learned that there are only a limited number of each dress available on the site and the good ones go fast. I then sort of stalked the site for the next couple of weeks looking for the perfect dress. And then one evening I found it.
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One of my fashionable friends happen to be staying with us and I quickly called him into the room for his opinion. He gave me his approval and I ordered it then and there. I didn't want it to be sold out the next time I checked. It came in the mail about 4 days later and it was perfect!

I think the dress worked out great and I can't wait to share the pictures! Did you have to hunt for the perfect engagement photo dress?


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  3. Hey Shardi, you didn't sound mean or bossy at all! I'm still new to this blogging world and I thought maybe I did something wrong... sometimes when I try to follow blogs it makes me sign into google friend connect and other times it just lets me follow then... So something like that might have happened. I love your blog and I'm so happy you're having a giveaway!

  4. This dress is so cute! I love Modcloth!

  5. Hi found your blog from weddingbee! Just wanted to say that I LOVE modcloth and the dress you picked is so adorable! Can't wait to see the pics!


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