October 27, 2012
I felt glamorous AND smart!
A week before my cousin's wedding I went on RTR and settled on this dress, partly for the price for bragging rights since my family is exceedingly thrifty. I added the Stylist Surprise/ Mystery Bling Option since I suck at accessorizing. I laid out two wraps, two shoe options (silver and black) and picked up a silver clutch. My dresses arrived and I saw that other reviewers' comments about the color were not exaggerations, it is definitely a deep magenta and not as purple as it appears in the photo. I tried on the 10 and thought with spanx it would work, since my personal hourglass is a little fuller on the bottom half. I had taller heels laid out, but when I saw the hem falling perfectly at my knee I went back to the closet and pulled out a pair with about a 2" heel.
Getting ready, my mother was zipping me up and suggested I try on the 12 (which I hadn't even taken out of the plastic) and then she convinced me to wear it. It was a teeny bit looser in the back and the butt, but the top front was now much looser and I needed a ton of fashion tape! We ended up in such a rush once I got the second dress on that I didn't really get to see if the 12 was better than the 10. The bridesmaids were wearing a dark purple, so I was actually color-coordinated with the wedding party. I felt like a movie star, and apparently I looked like one too. I got compliments from everybody, including the waitstaff, and I think I told my RTR story a dozen times!
I didn't have time to take photos before the wedding, nor did I make it a priority during, so I stood on a box on a stool in my bedroom the next night to take this photo, in which I am wearing the 10. (That's why my cat is at the bottom like "wtf?") Look how perfectly my wrap matches! I had that thing in my closet for years, can't remember where it came from (gift?) and didn't even really like it. All in all, I had a fabulous first experience with RTR and this dress was beautiful and appropriate for my event!