So the consensus is in from last week that the two dresses I was considering taking to New York for the Better Homes & Gardens event
aren’t really going to cut it. While a few of you gave the blue dress
a thumbs up, many other people said it wasn’t very figure flattering and the embroidered rust and white dress
(while pretty) is probably too Springy for NY this time of year. I’m actually happy to hear that because I’ve been dying to get into some of my Fall clothes and haven’t really been able to do that here.
For the actual event next Thursday, I wanted to take that opportunity to get out of my day-to-day Mom clothes and workout outfits
and dress up in a fancy dress. And my fun roomie
and I will also be going to a show and doing a food tour #nowyourespeakingmylanguage!
So I need to pack for that too.
Since I didn’t have time to go shopping at the store, I over ordered online because I knew not everything would fit and sometimes it’s hard to know how something will fit and feel once you actually try it on. If you follow me on Snapchat or InstaStories @honeywerehome, you’ve seen me trying on some of these dresses and I promised you I’d link everything here, so here goes! I warn you now, this post is long! I’d love to hear which is your fave, since I’m still torn and can’t keep everything! #Iwish
Whatever I keep has to be more than a “one-event” dress too. I want to be able to rewear possibly for date night, hubby’s work party events, or upcoming holiday parties.
Let’s start with one of my faves! This sassy open weave little black dress
. The XS fit surprisingly well and even though the middle is sheer, it doesn’t feel like you’re showing too much skin. I’m also still able to wear my strapless bra
with it and you can’t see it. I probably wouldn’t want to wear all black on Thursday during the day, but maybe out at night. I ordered this similar one in navy
from Bloomingdale’s, but I got an email saying it wasn’t available so they were cancelling that order and giving me a 20% discount code for my next order, which I appreciated. It’s back in stock in all sizes now, so not sure why I didn’t get it. Same thing happened with this black & white dress
I’m also CRAZY for this black/white/blush lace fit and flare dress
. I already took it to Nordstrom to take in (just a little) the black overlay on the skirt. It was just a hair too wide, but otherwise fits perfectly. This could be a good option for Thursday, right?
Next up is this navy short sleeve fit and flare dress
with a cool neoprene coating. This dress in XS was way too small up top, I couldn’t even zip it all the way up in the back! Otherwise, I love the shape and espeically the color.
This black metallic plaid dress looked better on the model than me. On her, the asymmetric hem was more pronounced. Maybe it was a tad loose on me in XS, but otherwise very comfortable and would be great for dinner on the town.
The pink crocheted dress is very pretty but my chest is too big for it, at least in this size, and it didn’t look balanced.
Now this faux leather patchwork skirt
I’m also in love with! It’s absolutely darling in person and the colors are perfect for Fall. It’s all black in the back though. It’s also on sale 40% off
at Bloomingdale’s! The only problem is I’m wearing size 2 and it’s too big – I had to cinch it in the back to get it to fit in these pics.
The black top
is actually a bodysuit and also comfortable. The arms were super tight going on, but once I got it all the way on, it felt fine. The back is also scoop style, so it shows some skin, but not so much that you can’t wear a bra with it.
And I tried the skirt on with a cold shoulder top too, because I dig that style, but think it’s a little much with the patchwork. Top might be better with a pair of jeans and heels or booties.
There must be some hippie chic trapped somewhere inside me because I’m always drawn to these shift dress styles
in fun patterns. This one has a slight bell sleeve and was cute on, but it doesn’t look that good in the picture.
I like this one below by Hinge
better. Hinge tends to run large, I’m in XXS below. A long necklace would also dress it up.
I actually like this dress
below too. It’s a fun Fall print and color, but still tank style so definitely I could wear it in Houston. It’s one of those skirts you want to twirl around in because it has movement!
Here’s a perfect example of not being able to judge a dress online. The feel of this fabric is divine! It says 100% polyester, but it feels like silk. Also, it looked more purple online, but in person it’s more on the blue side. I really like this one!
What do y’all think of this dress
? I liked it initially, but the more I look at it, the more the fabric reminds me of a deck of cards and I don’t want to be the Joker! Online, it looked more like berry/light navy blue and in person it’s more berry/black.
Hmmm, this print shift dress
looked better online, doesn’t seem to be doing much for me. What do you think? It’s on sale 40% off
And one more dress
that I really thought was quite perfect. I wish you could see it in person and I hope the video on snap was good. The collar and neckline are so gorgeous, as is the color. I felt very sophisticated and feminine in this dress, but wonder if the size 2 might be just a tiny bit big/long on me. On the model it’s above the knee, but I don’t mind it longer. To show off the collar, it would be better to wear your hair up. The model had the collar folded down, but I love it up.
Sorry, I know all of these pics aren’t the greatest, but this was the last I snapped before running out the door to James’ baseball game, so they were super rushed!
And I still have this jumpsuit (XS)
that my friend on Instagram pointed out I could bring! I had to alter the length, but I’m so glad I did- I almost returned it!
Did you get the “get these pants” pants
? The ones that are like dressy leggings, with pockets and belt loops, but professional enough to wear to work? Not to mention beyond comfy? They also good look with this top tucked in. And they’re 40% off now
Another night out look could be this jeans and cold shoulder top with a pop of red in the heels. I have these same heels in tan and wear them all the time! The heel is a little chunkier, so easier to walk in than a stiletto. They come in 9 colors and the light blue is also really pretty!
Finally, in my head, the outfit I’d be prancing around the streets of NYC sightseeing looks something like this:
But the part of me that wants to be comfy and not sweating my butt off will probably wear something like this:
Phew! That was a lot! If you made it to the end, I’m proud of you! I’d love to hear what outfits you liked best/didn’t like. Will help me narrow it down! This weekend is gonna be busy! Jordan and I go on Sunday to try on wedding dresses with my soon-to-be sister-in-law!
I post everyday outfits on Instagram
and love connecting with you there! If you want to shop my outfits without LikeToKnowIt, just go to the SHOP tab at the top of my blog
and click on the picture for direct links to what I’m wearing. #howeasyisthat?!
Have a great weekend!