Sometimes life doesn't work out quite how you expect.
A few weeks back I had tried on and fallen in love with the Mullany Dress. I must've spent a good hour in the dressing room with it the night I tried it on, admiring every detail and agonizing over how to let it go now that I loved it. I had even purchased it at one point, but I was overcome with guilt (and...er...common sense?) and I returned it not long after, expecting to wait months for it to hopefully make it to sale and even then hope that it got to a second markdown. $258 was just too much of a spicy meatball to swallow.
And then, very suddenly, the dress was mine.
Well, to be more precise, the dress was ours. Carol's wonderful cousin in France (who reads our blog - hi, Victoria!) had ordered them for us from Anthropologie's European site and sent them to us!
Of course, now that we had the dresses in our possession, it begged the question - what were we going to do with them? We love them and they're extremely cute...but they're a little too nice for work, yet not quite dressy enough for a black-tie affair.
Whatever we want to do.
After all, these dresses had traveled from the States (they're made in the good ol' U.S. of A.) to England (where Anthro's European distribution center is), then were despatched over to France (where Carol's cousin lives) before making their way back to the States again. They're pretty well-traveled, for dresses that have never been worn!
So now that they've come "home" to Southern California after their little European tour, we felt it was positively necessary to take them to Disneyland for the craziest side-by-side review/comparison ever.
Yes, we are silly girls. In the very best way, of course. ^_-
I guess we already reviewed the Mullany several weeks ago...but, to recap:
- Carol's wearing a US size 2 (UK 6, FR 34) and I'm wearing a US size 4 (UK 8, FR 36)
- We both liked it
- We both felt pretty in it
- Our husbands liked it
- It's comfy
- It's very well-made
- The polka-dot print is wonderfully whimsical and photographs quite well!
And so we were off to Disneyland with our good friend Sean (the same friend who helped me re-create the scene of Zooey on the bike from "(500) Days of Summer") for a day of wacky fun. We hope you enjoy the result!
"When you wish upon a star..."
(Sean's Flickr gallery containing more images from the photoshoot)
Sean took so many neat shots that day that he compiled them into a slideshow for us, set to a little Imogen Heap. Hope you like them, and that you enjoyed this little feature!
Credits: Photography, Header Design, Video Slideshow by Sean Estipona