I’ve been searching for the perfect white crochet shift dress for almost ten years now. Wow – does that sound melodramatic or what? No really though guys… I still remember the moment. It was 2006 and I was walking out of the Nordstrom at Fashion Valley in San Diego. As I walked out towards the mall, a girl with her hair up in a ponytail walks into the Nordstrom eBar and she was wearing a super cute white crochet shift dress with flats. I had that immediate overhwhelming feeling of OMG I NEED THAT DRESS. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m usually the first to stop someone in their tracks or run up to a complete stranger across the street to ask them where they got that fabulous item of clothing or accessories. For some reason, that day, I just didn’t ask her and before I knew it, she disappeared into the crowded mall and I instantly regretted it. I still remember scouring the internet, pre-blog days, working my pretty awesome google skills to try to find the same one. Many orders were made (I remember Loft & Banana had a similar dresses) but none of them fit quite right and a few weeks later, I was defeated and gave up. Every time I saw a similar dress though, I’d try it but still, none of them worked… well… until this dress. I originally ordered it in a Small but it was too big and that defeated feeling returned. Luckily I was able to exchange it for an XS and it fit PERFECTLY! The right length, beautiful quality, that ideal loose enough to eat whatever I want but still slimming enough to look good fit, and the gorgeous scalloped lace detail edge. Almost a decade later and my search is finally complete.
Have you ever had an elusive item like that?
By the way – just wanted to clarify… in case you don’t follow me on SnapChat (@HautePinkPretty) where I’ve been talking about it for weeks now lol… that nasty bruise on my arm is from a hematoma I got after getting my blood drawn during a routine physical at the doctor’s a couple weeks ago. 🙁 Unfortunately for me, my bruises stick around for what feels like ages so chances are it’s going to be around for a while. I’ve been keeping a hot compress on it in the evenings but if you guys have any other tips for bruises, let me know!
Photos by Chris Dyer.
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