We just had the most incredible time in Charleston this past weekend! My husband's cousin got married and I adore his whole side of the family so we were pretty busy hanging out with everyone! We went to MacIntosh and Basil with some friends Friday night before the official welcome party started and even sneak in a quick coffee with a few other friends at Bananas and Caviar. There were so many people and places I just couldn't see on this trip which is always sad but a great excuse to go back again soon. We brought my mom with us to help with the kids which was so incredible. The only real snag was driving across two states with a very newly potty trained 2.5 year old. It was a looooooooong trip home.
Of course I wore the navy dress (it also comes in black) and I have to say it was as awesome I thought it was going to be when I first tried it on. I have never received so many compliments on a dress before! The fit it very true to size although I would not recommend sizing down if you sometimes can. I know a few other brands that I can squeeze into a smaller size and this fit and flare Eliza J dress is not one of them. The lace is so delicate and pretty in person and inconspicuously covered up my arms which are my least favorite body part. I also feel much prettier and more confident when my arms are covered. And the silhouette of the skirt is both immensely flattering and forgiving. And did I mention it has deep pockets? Done.
And I can't even begin to tell you how sweet my two littles looked and behaved. Y'all know I love little mini-me outfits for them but I can never resist going super southern traditional with their dresse clothes. And I love my man in a tux! Even the beard (duck season) looks better with a nice suit. My only regret was not using my good camera while all four of us were dressed up and looking so nice!
My shoes are Sam Edelman from this summer. This is the style and this is the color. These are also very similar in a great price point. I can not say enough good things about owning a good pair of nude d'orsay pumps. They go with everything!
Below are a few more of my favorite holiday dresses from Nordstrom. They always have such a good price point and online has so many more selections than our store does. I got lucky and popped into the Tyson's Corner a few weeks ago and got to see and try on almost all of these in person. I had such a hard time narrowing it down. So many of these dresses are so much prettier in person, especially the ones in navy or with lace detail. I highly recommend looking for the silhouette that suits you best and giving it a try if you're on the fence. Free shipping and free returns make it so easy.
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