Then I gave Lulu’s a chance. I remember the first time I stumbled upon Lulu’s, years ago, after it was mentioned by a blogger. I was an avid blog reader, but not quite a blogger. I loved bloggers, they introduced me to so many new retailers and styles. Back in those days I was a big fan of Chloe of The Chloe Conspiracy and Veronika of Veronika’s Blushing, I still am! They were on my Google Reader and I never missed a post. What I loved about their blogs then and still love now, is both ladies were real and shared attainable fashion. Their photos were just taken in their living room or in a mirror, they weren’t super posed, but they showed off cute clothes and I felt like I could relate to them. Blogging has changed a lot from those early days, sometimes I miss those living room photos. I remember when I read those blogs years ago, I never thought I could be like them, I didn’t think I had enough style, and definitely didn’t think I was photogenic enough. Here I am years later…a blogger. Funny how things change.
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But, back to the dress. I knew ordering from a boutique style store was a gamble. Boutique clothes often run large on me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. As back up, I ordered a few other dresses. When the dress came in, I was pleasantly surprised. The dress wasn’t too long on me, it was soft and well made. Sometimes quality is an issue with boutique clothes. Lulu’s has grown to carry their own line, in addition to other brands. This dress was from their line and I was impressed! When Erica and I took a swing at running a boutique, we just couldn’t get over how poor the quality was on the some of the things we ordered. From a wholesale standpoint, they weren’t cheap either, which explains why a lot of boutiques aren’t necessarily Old Navy prices. One of the reasons we ended up not pursuing the boutique, but it was a fun learning experience!
I’ve linked other coral dresses I found along the way. These dresses didn’t work for me because of the sizing, but I would have loved to give them a try!
We’re heading out on Friday for the Bachelorette weekend we’ve been planning for months! I can’t wait to see Folly Beach and Charleston, and can’t wait to celebrate with my long time bestie! Finally, in a pretty coral dress.