Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dress Search, Gazillion Dresses: Part 3, The Final Chapter


I just got so sick of typing that ridiculously long title. Anyway, after finding some great dresses, and possibly "the one" at Doreen, I went with my mom to Catan Fashions to check out a Tara Keely trunk show. There was a Tara Keely dress I found in a magazine a few months prior that I wanted to check out. Unfortunately, they didn't have it as part of the trunk show. It's probably better that they didn't have it because the Tara Keely dresses were more than I wanted to spend. And to be honest, I wasn't too impressed with them. We managed to sneak a few pics on my mom's iPhone, though!

Ok, now that I think about it, I'm not sure if all of these are Tara Keely. They were in the "couture" section of the store, though, so I know they were pricey. Anyway, I really loved the top of this one. It was so flowy and bouncy and it just felt expensive. Ultimately though, it didn't come close to the one that was still in my mind.

This one felt amazing on my skin. I could have worn it as a nightgown. I was swimming in silk...mmm. My mom thought it looked like a MOB (albeit very sexy MOB) dress. I agreed, but it did wonderful things for my backside, so I can't hate on it too much.

This dress is all over Tara Keely ads right now. Beautiful dress, the sample just about fit me (minus length), but again, it wasn't for me. I love the little ribbon around the waist, though. Little details always get me.

After figuring out that these ultra-pricey dresses weren't for me, we went to the main part of the store. Our consultant Brenda was a great help to us. She found the dress I wanted, along with another similar option (that also didn't hold a candle to "the one"). Since I can't seem to figure out how to do the "read more" option (I'm not as computer savvy as I thought), I'll link a picture of the one I ended up buying. I don't want to risk Josh coming across this as I know he'd be crushed. Here it is! I hope it works.

Even though I bought it with over a year to go until the wedding, I'm confident in my purchase. I've completely stopped looking at dresses online, and I try to not pay too much attention to dresses in photos. So many wise women before me have already said it, but it bears repeating: once you've bought your dress, stop looking! I can't wait until my dress arrives in July!!


  1. Okay, completely genius that you put the pic in a link. Hahah.
    I love how your dress looks on you! I tried something similar on but it didn't look good on me. You look so great all dolled up with a cathedral veil and all! I love how the veil looks with the dress.

  2. Seriously, you have NO idea how long it took me to do that. I thought I was being all smarty pants...no. Fifteen minutes and a lot of cursing later, I finally figured it out :)