In keeping with 24-hour-old traditions established by my iFriend Sarah Tucker (since we've never met face to face...someday. she is my internet romance.) and my dearFriend Emily Collins (em&em...melt in your mouth, not in your hand), here are a few of my favorite dresses. I decided to stick with dresses I actually own, and exclude the ones I have borrowed. I am a huge borrower of dresses, as I discovered today. Acceptable? Yes, I think so.
Here we go.
This is a Laundry by Shelli Segal. It is actually my very first "real" dress, purchased my freshman year of college. It took me a while to feel okay with being a girl. Sorry, world, for the delay. But now I'm out. And I'm proud! (the girl in the lovely fur is a Texan sister of one of my brother's friends. she supplied the flask for the wedding we were attending that night. we were obviously instant friends. can't remember her name though.)
A close-up of the very same. Me and my dashing little brother. As you can see, the "little" moniker may be a tad misleading.
This is a slinky little number from that classiest of classy shops, Express. Blue is my favorite color. And satin is a favorite fabric. The combination of the two make it easy to love. I have even braved Chicago winters in this dress with tights and boots. A sacrifice for fashion, let me tell you. Warm, my friends, satin is not.
I love love love this dress. Though now, I have to have a few cocktails before I can legitimately wear it out in public without tights. It is my first dVf (Diane von Furstenberg, for those not savvy), purchased at Nordstrom Rack for a steal of a price. Alas, it met its match in my washing machine, who acrimoniously shrunk it. It is still my happiest of sexy dresses, but the short dress/long legs combo leaves little to the imagination. Never fear friends. I am brave. Especially with gin and tonic on board.
This was my wedding dress for the Great Wedding Smorgasbord circa Summer 2009. It was a gift from the one and only Tiffany M Jezek (who is now with child, God bless her), and it is a Betsey Johnson. Confession: all of my Betseys may or may not have come from TMJ. Additional Confession: this dress accentuates my boobs in all their glory, ergo, it is Nick's favorite of all my dresses. He's a simple man. Above, Nick and I are kickin it at Susanna Lewis McMillan's wedding. Below, I am flirting with a stone lion at Katherine Sharkey Prudhomme's wedding. Note: I am using a fancy photog trick and making the background B&W so my pink dress looks more fancy. There is not a huge gray stain on my dress. I am not Monica Lewinsky.
Last but not least, I have a new-found appreciation for dresses that are white. :) The dress below is one of my latest acquisitions...purchased in the NYC with Emily Collins by my side and cheering me on all the way. I went to visit Emily for her birthday, and it was on this most fortunate of trips that I discovered INA. At this fabulous store, I snagged a flawless pair of Marc Jacobs flats, and my bridal shower/bachelorette party dress. It's a Sheri Bodell. Without further ado...
The lovely lady by my side is none other than my mother, Bryn Morrison Kreidel. Clearly you can see where I get my good looks. :)
These are my current favorites, but there is a new, white little number that's climbing the charts. She'll make her debut in 15 days!...