Recently Tim and I attended out 10 year college reunion. Why yes, as a matter of fact that DID make me feel quite old!
When I was thinking about what I would wear to the reception, I had the following criteria in mind for a new dress:
1. It needed to be affordable. We are a one income family, so heading over to Saks or Nordstrom for the latest and greatest in their fall lines wouldn’t be happening for me.
2. It needed to be comfortable. We would have our two little ones with us, which means at various points throughout the event I’d be chasing after one or wearing the other.
3. It needed to be appropriate for my season of life. As fun as it is to remember my late teens and early twenties, that’s not how old I am anymore. So I shouldn’t try to dress like it for the reunion. At the same time, I didn’t want to wear something that looks like I might be attending my 50th reunion!
Mikarose was an excellent resource for me in choosing the perfect dress, which you will see in this family shot below:
I’m wearing the Hannah dress, which is smartly priced at just $44.99. And can I point out that this dress has POCKETS?! Best. Design. EVER!!!
The color is on trend, the neckline is flattering but not revealing, and the overall look is modest but not frumpy. This is now my go-to dress for any event. I can easily dress it up with a shawl or dress it down with some riding boots.
Incidentally, I know the background of this picture may look a bit boring, but we are standing in front of the entrance to my dorm hall from freshman year. Tim and I used to linger outside this door after long walks around campus and try to squeeze in just a few more minutes together before we went our separate ways…and many of those times were before we even started dating each other and were just good friends. Having a picture of what we have grown into (a family of 4!) at the place where it all began is really special.
If you are looking for something special to add to your wardrobe, perhaps for an upcoming event, and you have some of the same criteria as me, I want to strongly encourage you to check out Mikarose! You just might find the perfect option. And if you are lucky, maybe it will have pockets, too!
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I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinion expressed here are strictly my own.