For this week's Carnivale of Couture, I want to celebrate our role as bloggers.
What distinguishes us from fashion press is our lack of limits: we can express as we please, and our unique personalities make us more interesting rather than less professional.
To that end, I want to invite everyone to write about their most significant fashion purchase. Not the most expensive or most exciting, but the one that was somehow pivotal, or meaningful to you personally.
I am indeed humbled by this question, for she asks me not for my most favorite fashion purchase (easy, that), and not for my most fabulous fashion purchase (even easier, that), nor for my most costly fashion purchase (easiest). She asks specifically for my most significant fashion purchase.
That dress at left.
St. John sage green knit sleeveless dress. Deep v-neck with flounce around the hemline. With little sparkly paillettes and a groovy brooch at the bottom of the v-neck.
I went one afternoon with my intended's cousin and her daughter to shop for a dress for my impending elopement to Las Vegas. We were done in less than 45 minutes.
I came to the top of the escalator at Nordstrom, and there it was right in front of me on the mannequin. It was the first dress I tried on.
Like many things with respect to my marriage to Trey, this was simply right. I knew when I saw it, like I knew when I saw him.
Wedding dress. Indeed my most significant purchase.