Showing posts with label white dresses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label white dresses. Show all posts

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Little WHITE Dress

We all know the magic of owning the perfect little black dress which can be worn for many occasions. Redbook magazine editors recently issued the challenge for me to wear a little white dress for summer. They are considering using this image in a blogger segment for their July issue.

Those of you who know me well, know that I would never even look at a white dress. White is not good with my hair color and skin tone. Dresses are not normally on my shopping list even in the correct colors. I don't like to show my legs and the top half of me is much larger than the bottom half. This makes my dress choices very limited because I often look like a tent in them. 

For this blogger feature I decided to put aside my preconceptions and give the task my best effort. My shopping time is very limited so I headed over to my favorite store which I can actually see from my breakfast nook. (I live on a hill and they are on another hill across the valley.) Stein Mart has a nice selection of dresses most of the time and on this day I found two white dresses for consideration. This pearl ivory sheath with an asymmetric layered peplum was my choice. 

You may also know that I always look for a great price. I will never suggest that you buy a $300 pair of jeans. (Honestly! How do these young twenty something bloggers afford a $1,500 hand bag?) That's another reason I love Stein Mart! I found this dress by Premise Dresses with a suggested retail price of $128 for only $39.99. 

Since the dress was so form fitting I tried it in a size 10 instead of an 8 and it worked great.  It came with a belt in the same fabric but I omitted that since I wanted to up the glam for this shoot.

I paired the dress with nude pumps by BCBGeneration and an ivory trimmed straw bag both from T.J. Maxx

The silver jewelry includes crystal trimmed large hoops, a large face crystal trimmed watch and an large scale link bracelet. The watch and crystal ring are from Stein Mart and the other items have been in my collection so long I don't remember where I got them. 

I will let you know if Redbook decides to publish the image in their July issue. 
It's official! My image will be in the July issue of Redbook!

 Thank you for reading!