RSS
Facebook
Twitter

Search

Sponsors

Minted Life
The Fix-Its
Love & Renovations
Glitter & Goat Cheese
The Nest Chapter

« Tuesday Shoesday: My New Find! | Main | I am Dying. DYING over this Wallpaper. »
Monday
Apr252011

I Want, I Need, I Have to Have this Nicole Miller Dress!

Intense?  Yes.  Truth?  YES.

You guys, I have been lusting over this dress for years.  YEARS.

If you happened to read when I was blogging for Weddingbee (Mrs. Quiche!), you'll notice that this dress made an appearance, as it was what I always had in mind for a wedding dress.  I went to the Nicole Miller boutique with my best friend for her wedding dress, but it was before I was engaged and I didn't want to try anything on until there was a ring on it. 

I ended up finding another dress that I absolutely loved, but this dress is still niggling the back of my mind.  We have an event coming up in less than two weeks - the Medicine Ball benefiting the Rehab Institute of Chicago.   I think this dress would be perfect for the night.  I took pictures in the Bloomingdale's dressing room the other day.  You'd think I'd have learned from my wedding blogging days that cell phone pictures of dresses always suck, but here I am, cell phone in hand.

Did I mention that this dress is made for me?  It is. There are a few problems, though.  The dress is too short for my 5'11.5" frame.  It's also over $600.   The event is in 12 days.  Solution?  Find it in long for under $600 & have it here in 2 weeks.  What did I do?  I decided to turn to Rent the Runway, a site where you can rent designer dresses, handbags & accessories for hundreds or even thousands of dollars off the purchase price.  I typed in "Nicole Miller" and they have the dress!  It's the champagne with blue band version & I love it.

 

I type in all of the required information, go to click on the date needed & it ISN'T AVAILABLE.  What?!  I tried a size up & a size down - no luck.  I really couldn't believe it.  I still can't believe it, actually.  It never even crossed my mind that they wouldn't have it.

Now obsessed, I've made it my mission to find this dress.  I decided to turn to the power of the interwebs to see if any of your resourceful ladies (& men?) can help a girl out.  This gown comes in a number of colors & I am open to all of them, particularly the navy version.  Do you own this dress?  (Care to lend it to me?)  Have you seen it somewhere recently?  Do you know of a similar dress? If so, please share!

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (2)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    855 You will want nine dim strips and eight white strips for your weave. The only real continual that is still inside our kid's life, 12 months in, calendar year out, louis vuitton speedy bag sizes seems being their more or less phobic distaste for strolling.
  • Response
    Bien Living Design - Chicago Interior Design - Bien Living Blog - I Want, I Need, I Have to Have this Nicole Miller Dress!

Reader Comments (5)

Oh, I've definitely had a moment like this where I was so set on getting something. I really hope you find it soon because I agree, you have to have this dress. You've waited long enough!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

:) Thanks Kelsey!!

April 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

I hope you find it! It's beautiful. I just rented two dresses from Rent the Runway for a wedding this weekend.

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

What size do you wear? And is there any way you can wear the non long version?

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly | Glamour This!

I need a size 2L. I really think the long dress is more appropriate, too!

April 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>