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!