Last week, due to an annoying email glitch, I found out – at the last minute – that I was attending a formal, black-tie FASHION AWARDS NIGHT! AAAKK!
Well, when I say “last minute” it was actually 11 days.
So if you think about it, I actually did have enough time to find something to wear. However I left it really late. So of course, I found myself… 3 days before the event, with nothing to wear!
And in those 3 days, I had full schedule of work, mummy duties, meetings, and lunch dates… and no time to visit any boutiques to find a dress.
All I can say is this – THANK GOODNESS FOR ONLINE SHOPPING.
If you find a small online boutique with impeccable customer service, my tip: Stick With Them!
If they answer their emails within 24hours, specially pull an item out of their stock for you, and mail it to you in an express postbag, and YOU RECEIVE IT THE NEXT DAY… then omg you know you’ve found gold.
One of my favourite online stores is Frockaholics. They stock hundreds of designer mini dresses, knee length dresses, cocktail dresses, maxi, gowns and much more.
In my search for something to wear, I found this gorgeous dress by Australian designer, Eileen Kirby:
I loved the lace and tulle. And I LOVED the back of the dress!
I wanted to get the long version of the dress, but I knew that – me being very short – I probably would need to alter it and take the hem up, so it wouldn’t drag on the floor as I walked. And since I didn’t have much time to spare… the short dress it was.
(Not to mention, if i show off a bit of leg, I tend to look taller.)
The dress arrived in 1.5 days! And oh my goodness it was utterly gorgeous and it fit perfectly.
I slipped it on and felt all gushy and like I needed to make a teary Oscar speech haha.
Because it was backless, I had to wear an adhesive sticky bra for some ahem, support.
Ah what can I say… I felt sexy and amazing in it.
Check out the other pretty dresses by Eileen Kirby.
Thank you Frockalholics!