June 14, 2008

on the joy of success...

Well, I can finally say that my search for a cute summer frock has been successful. I can't tell you how many potato sack dresses I had to sift through to find this gem, but let's just say there were many. It came down to the wire, as I was shopping only hours before Jay and I had to leave for the award dinner last night, and I was stressing out completely.

"No! No, you will NOT wear that same old black dress to a Spring event! I forbid you! Er, I forbid myself, I mean. Okay, I talk to myself entirely too much. Sweet moses."

I decided to give Target a try, and I saw the dress on one of the promotional posters in the store - for the Issac Mizrahi collection. It looked all cute and retro on the model, but more often than not, a dress with no shape has the tendency to make me look like a redwood stump.

However, I decided to give it a go anyway. I wasn't finding much else that had really caught my eye. And I did really like the simplicity of it, and the fact that it had a certain retro charm. It's not something that I think I would normally even try, but I had nothing to lose.

Lo and behold, once I tried it on I absolutely fell in love. I may or may not have done a little victory dance in the dressing room, come to think of it. And for only $34.99? Heck, yes.

(On a side note, are you digging my model pose? The emo stare into the distance? The pidgeon-toed stance? That's right. I subscribe to Glamour. You better recognize.)

21 comments :

  1. what a cute cute cute dress!!! I need to find me a summer dress as well..hmm...

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  2. That dress is adorable!! You look fabulous in the pic, btw. :)

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  3. SO cute. I need a cute dress, and somewhere to wear it :)

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  4. Super cute! And it looks like something that can be worn to a "not so fancy" event too.

    So jealous.

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  5. Love it! You look fantastic!

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  6. Cute. And I love it with that purse.

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  7. oh man... you have no idea how much I envy anyone who can wear a dress and get away with it. I always look about a billion sizes bigger than I actually am in them. And that one is reeeaaally pretty!

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  8. SO cute! And you look absolutely lovely!

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  9. You look so pretty! The dress is great and my 4 yr old agrees! She walked up to the computer and said...she looks pretty!

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  10. could you get any more adorable??!! that dress is simply stunning.

    yay for dressing room victory dances!!

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  11. LOVE it. sooo perfect. i have a slight problem with dresses, i have dozens. i had to control myself and NOT buy this adorableness of a dress, because really. i'm 5'1 and have no torso. i'd look ridiculous. so, in closing... i'm jealous of you. it looks amazing! i hope the awards dinner went well!!! xoxo

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  12. Seriously, you're like the cutest little thing ever. I love your new dress!

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  13. I love the model pose. My sisters and I pretend we're on ANTM sometimes. It's great.

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  14. The dress is adorable. And it looks better on you than on the model. Must be because of your pose!

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  15. So cute!! I tried on the same dress and it was waayyy to short on me. Perfect on you:)

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  16. oh, it is so cute on you. What a perfect find!!

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  17. SO CUTE! you are absolutely adorable!
    LOVE the clutch. seriously.

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  18. Whoa! I'm commenter #18 on this post-- and no wonder, you look gorgeous! I LOVE that dress on you! You look gorgeous. Wah- i'm so jealous, you made me want to run out and copy you! Must resist shopping!

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  19. I love this dress! You look darling. :]

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  20. You look like you just stepped out of a magazine. Gorgeous!

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