I attended a dear friend's wedding last weekend and it was one of the most energetic wedding receptions I have ever been to! The bride and groom both love to dance so the party lasted until midnight and the dance floor was hopping all night long! (One guest was dancing so hard that he fell on me, but I'm ok- thanks) I loved getting glam for this wedding and even forced my handsome date to color-coordinate his suit and tie to my dress (Prom 2005 flashback!). I felt so confident that night and received multiple compliments on my outfit, my hair, and my jewelry! It's always nice when people notice that you put effort into your outfit and take the time to say something. I wish I would have been able to take more photos that night, but since it was dark outside, I did a separate photoshoot featuring this stunning dress that I wore that night. I wore my hair pinned up and it felt so glamorous- I'll definitely be doing that more often!
This dress by Askari is my new favorite, especially perfect for fall or winter weddings or cocktail occasions. The deep "v" in the back is that special detail that takes this otherwise conservative dress into the special occasion territory. I added as much sparkle as I possible could with my accessories and wish I could wear that much bling everyday.
I met Shirin Askari recently and instantly felt like we were friends. She was a contestant on Project Runway in 2008 and since then has grown her brand into a stunning collection based in Dallas, Texas, featuring an array of modern styles at reasonable prices. I had the opportunity to tour her office and warehouse for a behind-the-scenes peak into the Holiday collection and beyond! Sometimes I can't get over how talented people are and I love supporting a brand that is being led by such a warm and friendly person! Her collection can be found online at askaricollection.com and in boutiques nationwide. Thank you for designing this beautiful dress, Shirin!