I purchased this dress in May, 2008. I can be relatively accurate with the date, as I know I bought it on a long weekend to Las Vegas. I bought it after a nice long walk down the Vegas strip. I was in a great mood that day; I believe it carried all the way through to the purchase of the dress and the reason for the purchase.
Let's get the outfit details out of the way so I can tell you the real reason it makes me happy! It is from Cache. (Actually, it was a sister store to Cache, but I can't remember the name of the store, and honestly, I am too lazy to go upstairs and look at the tag!) I tried on several dresses that day, and this one was The Dress to bring home from my trip. It is a slinky material that feels great against the skin. The shoes are Steve Madden pumps. I have had them for over 2 years, and I am sad, because they are showing wear and tear. I can't replace them for quite some time!
The earrings are from QVC, and they are designed by Robert Lee Morris. I love the RLM pieces I own. The quality is excellent! I would love to go to his store in New York City. Sometime next year I just might have to do that!
Now to the story! I started dating my Ben shortly before that trip to Las Vegas. We had only been dating less than two weeks at that point. I could not stop thinking about him! It was the early point in a relationship where you don't want to call too much because you don't want to appear to be a stalker; I was literally looking at the time to space out my calls! There were so many text messages sent back and forth those 4 days! I knew that there was something special about this man; he seemed happy when I did call, and when I didn't call, he called me. I know I irritated the hell out of my friends...Ben said this, Ben said that...blah blah blah. I just remember being so happy at this man being in my life. I went shopping with the specific reason of finding a dress to wear when I saw him upon my return to Minneapolis and work. This was THAT dress.
Now you know why it makes me so happy!
Ben has only continued to fulfill those dreams I had that weekend. This was THAT dress that was purchased for THAT guy.
There will be no vote on this one. Sorry Karyn! You can tell me it makes me look fat, you can tell me that it washes me out, you can tell me that I can do better, but it won't matter. It makes me happy!
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