Last weekend called for some innovative packing. And by innovative, I mean not packing at all.
With two formal events to attend in Connecticut, I opted to do Rent the Runway and have my dresses shipped up on Friday. This completely avoided any worrisome packing details, such as having to bring a suitcase and garment bag on the subway, to the office, in a cab, in a train, and finally in my dad’s car.
On Saturday, I attended our dear family friend Cindy’s wedding.
For the occasion, I chose a resplendent Erin Fetherston dress. From this photo, you can only see the back (which was absolutely gorgeous and sheer, with a easy-to-tie, perfectly-sized floppy bow). For a better look at the front, I’ve linked above to Rent the Runway. There’s nothing I would change about this dress. The short front kept things casual, while the long back made me feel elegant, but not overdone. While I would usually wear my hair in long waves, I wanted to show off the pretty bow in the back, so I pulled everything off my face into a low bun. I kept the accessories minimal, and besides a couple of bangles and diamond studs, let the dress speak for itself. I finished things off with a bright pink lip.
My favorite photo of the day is undeniably the one with my handsome date (my notoriously media-shy little brother). A very sweet, but very tipsy lady told us that we were the most gorgeous couple. We let her romantic notions down gently.
On Sunday, I took my mom and godmother to a Mother’s Day brunch. I chose to let my hair down (literally) and wear a short, creamsicle-colored, Tibi dress and nude Louboutins. The day dawned blissfully warm and sunny, so the dress worked perfectly. Can I just say that bracelet-length sleeves are my most favorite? I kept the makeup neutral (think: apricot lipgloss and bronzer), but chose a dramatic necklace to pump up the simplicity of the dress.
All in all, a most wonderful weekend. I must say, one of the best parts was being able to slide the dresses into a UPS envelope and jump on the train with the simplest of overnight bags. Thanks, Rent the Runway, for another wonderful experience. We’ll be doing business again soon!