A Gorgeous Summer Gown


Sorry for the crappy photo quality… bringing my “Paris and the Single Girl” clutch to the party required me to ditch the massive camera in lieu of a little crappy iPhone 5 camera…

I could live in this dress. I honestly could. I wore this dress to my friend’s wedding this past weekend in Newport, Rhode Island… and I totally felt like a less-poofy Cinderella / total princess all night. There’s nothing like a black tie wedding.

Except, perhaps, a black tie wedding held in a “summer cottage” from the gilded age (some of you might recognize Rosecliff behind me – that was the [spectacular!] venue for the wedding).

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What I’m Wearing:

Dress: Reem Acra (from Rent The Runway) / Sweater: J.Crew / Clutch: Kate Spade, old / Shoes: Cole Haan
Earrings: J.Crew, old / Ring: Kate Spade, old

This dress was really just simply spectacular. That’s the only way to describe it. The beadwork on this dress was awe-inspiring. Every time I took a step, the skirt would rustle and it made me look like I was Venus rising out of the water. Again: it was just simply spectacular.

It’s probably worth noting – especially if you have any interest in renting this dress – that I ordered the size 12 because it runs so small in the bodice. I usually wear a dress size 6 (if it’s a generous cut) or a size 8, I sometimes go as high as a size 10 (if it runs particularly small)… however, this dress was so small in the bust that I had to order the largest size that Rent The Runway carried in it.

I have a very large bust (F/G) so dresses without any give in the bust are always a bit interesting on me. I admit, for a few moments I was concerned about my boobs Hulk-ing out of the dress (aka accidentally tearing it open when I took a breath), but I [thankfully] made it through the evening without incident. And the dress remained simply spectacular (unlike my hair which apparently becomes a disaster every time it is confronted with the basic concept of humidity, as demonstrated above).