When you need to look fabulous for a special event, you can never go wrong with a lace dress. Today, I’m partnering with Nordstrom to show you the beautiful Coral lace dress I wore to the rewardStyleblogger conference.
If you’ve been following me lately, you’ve seen the perky yellow dress I wore on day 1 of the conference, as well as the striped fit and flare dress I wore to the cocktail party later that evening. This is the dress I wore on the final night to the BIG bash – the LIKEtoKNOW.it App Launch Party.
The invitation to the event said Black Tie Optional. I didn’t want to wear a long dress (because I didn’t think I’d wear it much again), so I decided to go short and chic. While shopping at Nordstrom, I found so many lovely dresses that it was tough to choose which one to wear. This vibrant lace sheath dress won my heart.
This dress, by Eliza J, couldn’t be more me. Look at that shape! There’s something about a sleek shift dress that is so classy and cool. I’ve always loved that clean, 60’s silhouette and this dress has it. Very Jackie O! The color is simply stunning! It’s officially called Poppy Red, which is red with a bit of orange, but I’d say it’s closer to a deep coral. It’s a very sophisticated shade, not flashy like some bright colors can be.
And look at the lace detail! The dress has a gorgeous geometric lace pattern to it. Peek-a-boo medallions are layered over a luxurious gold satin slip. It looks precious and expensive, but it isn’t.
The detail on this dress is so intricate that I was careful not to overaccessorize. To play up the gold slip, I added some pretty, gold slingback sandals, a fabulous Kendra Scott lace cuff, and dangly earrings.
The nice thing about this dress (and I mean this sincerely), is you don’t have to worry about holding your tummy in. I wear a lot of fitted sheath dresses, and although I’m pretty slim, I do have a bit of a mommy tummy from having kids.
Sometimes it feels like too much work to wear a fitted sheath dress. This shift dress is less fitted and gives you that little bit of extra breathing room so you can relax. You can even get away with not having to wear shapewear.
The night of the party limo buses whisked us away to a rooftop bar at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas’ vibrant arts district. We were ushered to the elevators by handsome young rewardStyle engineers, which made me feel half excited like I was on a date, and half like I was the Mother of the Bride (LOL!).
As expected, there were many beautiful young bloggers there in everything from long, fancy ball gowns to very short, funky party dresses.
My dress was somewhere in the middle. I felt sophisticated and modern.
A few of us 40+ bloggers like Maria @looking stylish and Beth @styleatacertainage hung out together and wandered around the party to take a look. Then we went downstairs and took selfies in front of a giant lit up LIKEtoKNOW.it logo. We sipped champagne, chatted a bit and then decided to call it a night — all in all, a great evening and a beautiful dress to go with it.
Be sure to check out this and all the other cute summer dresses at Nordstrom. I ended up buying a few!!
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Photos: by Megan Weaver