|Pleated Blazer Calvin Klein | Green Leopard Print New Julian Wrap Dress Diane von Furstenberg | Black Legacy Satchel c/o JustFAB! (Buy here) | Panda Charm Bracelet Betsey Johnson | Gold Pen Necklace Kate Spade | Patent Pigalle Heels Christian Louboutin|
Has it really been 40 days since I started this blog series? It is hard to believe, but I am so ecstatic (and a little sad) that we've reached the end.
Today's post features a dress I've shared on the blog before, but it is actually a very special dress. It is the first +DVF dress I fell in love with. One summer I worked at Nordstrom temporarily for their Anniversary Sale, and spotted this dress in the Savvy department. I had heard of the DVF brand before and that the wrap dress was a style staple, but seeing it in the store hanging among other dresses made me want to be the type of woman who wore that dress. Since I was a college student at the time, I was in no position to buy this dress despite working two jobs that summer. I was also saving up to buy my Blue Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels at the time for my graduation, so getting this dress was out of the question. Still, it was hard forgetting about this dress.
After that summer, I started my senior year and was able to graduate a semester early. I realized I needed a go-to interview outfit, and began browsing eBay for a classic wrap dress. I had bought 2 DVF dresses by then at Crossroads Trading Co., but this pattern was still on my mind. I was lucky that I actually found it at a much lower price. I bought the dress and wore it to an interview I had for a full-time position in the Savvy Department at Nordstrom 2 weeks after my graduation. Unfortunately I didn't get that job, but when I look back I think that was a good thing. If I had landed that job I would not have ended up at the office I am at now. It started out as a temporary position, but a full-time position was listed and I wore this dress for my interview. I styled it differently from my first interview at Nordstrom, but that wasn't the only thing that had changed. I was a lot more confident. Without realizing it, I had become the person I wanted to be when I was a student dreaming of wearing this dress. Much like Diane, I owe a lot to this wrap dress for being there me - for the good times and the bad. It helped me during a turning point in my life and has helped grow into the person I have wanted to be. I know I still have a lot of "growing up" to do, so I hope you'll continue to remain on this journey with me, this dress and my evolving wardrobe.
Thank you for joining me with this blog series and a very special thanks to my talented photographer/partner, Armando for taking all the photos. While I can put outfits together, you are the one that captures them all and I love you for helping me chronicle this series and being the mastermind behind the lens.
On to the next adventure. Until next time,