My Vegas dresses arrived! They took a little longer to get here than my usual online purchases (ASOS is based in the UK) so I was very excited when they finally showed up. The colors were all great and very true to how they looked on the site, but the sizing was a little off (or I was a little off, which is entirely possible. I was very confused by the UK sizes and how the size guide converted them to US sizes. I ended up ordering each dress in a different size and hoping for the best....my version of gambling).
First I put on the berry colored, short shift dress. I should emphasize the short, bending over in this thing would get a little interesting. The fabric was a thicker cotton, which I thought might get hot in a crowded club, and the cut-outs allowed the very bottom of my bra to stick out (annoying).
Next, I put on the green dress. It was a much nicer fabric and felt light and silky. It's a little longer and looser, and I fell in love with the color.
I saved what I thought would be the best for last, and I have never been more wrong. The fabric was even thicker than the first dress and it was slightly ribbed, which made it look a little cheap. Attempting to get this dress on left me standing in the bathroom screaming for my fiance to come save me. The zipper on the top part did not open enough and my arms got stuck at a very uncomfortable, very awkward angle (hence my screaming). We finally got it back over my head (after contemplating cutting it off), and I had to settle for just holding the top up in the picture. This death trap will not be joining us in Vegas :)
The bathing suit I threw in my basket for giggles was super cute and very well made, but the size didn't quite work. I guess I have a long torso because anytime I lifted my arms a little bit, the girls came popping out to play. Call me crazy, but I prefer to keep those things under wraps in public.
In the end, I went with the green dress. It's just the mix of classy and sexy I was going for and I'll be more likely to wear it in the future (gotta stick to my blog rules)! At $70, I came in a whopping $130 under budget. UNDER budget!!! Looks like I owe myself a drink in Vegas.
P.S. I'm wearing my Cole Haan with Nike Air peep-toe pumps in every picture, bought especially so I can stay on my feet all night long...