Every year I have one or two special events to attend that require a special outfit. This year, one of those events was a wedding in Houston. Shivani (the bride) loves fashion just as much as I do. I couldn’t let her down by showing up to her wedding in a regular old boring dress. I knew that a lot of my friends would be there, most of whom I don’t get to see very often now that I’m living in Dallas. I also knew that my 7th grade boyfriend would not only be there but was a groomsman in the wedding! When I was in 7th grade and he was in 8th grade, I decided to join the cross country team for one year just so I could talk to him…I had to look good at this wedding. There was no other option.
My original plan was to wear the Misha Collection dress JoJo wore the night the finale of her season aired. When that dress didn’t work out, I started to look for other options. I eventually came across this Self Portrait dress. Because the wedding was that very next week, I had the dress shipped straight to Neiman Marcus here in Dallas. I didn’t want to risk it getting lost in the mail. Once I was able to try it on, I was happy to find out that the dress didn’t need any alterations. I already had shoes and a clutch that would match. The only thing I had to buy was nail polish. I decided to wear my hair slicked back in a ponytail so the dress could really take center stage. A complicated hairstyle would ruin the look.
From now on, Self Portrait will be my go to brand when I need something to wear to a special event. I can’t wait to wear this dress again. Shop this dress, Jojo's Misha Collection dress, and my other top picks below.