Last Saturday I attended Jordan’s brother (and sister-in-law)’s baby shower. The happy couple already have the most angelic two year old boy (I guess he skipped the terrible twos) and are expecting a new little girl mid October. Since my siblings won’t be having children any time soon (I’m the oldest by a lot) it was fun to head to a baby shower and celebrate Jordan’s family. The new baby girl received so many precious frilly dresses and hand knit booties, I was secretly a little envious! Why doesn’t anyone want to hand knit sweaters and booties for adults? The shower was in the most lovely spot at a park by the beach. The theme was nautical and all of the treats were just darling (I wish I would have taken pictures).
It’s no secret that I love little girls much more than little boys. I know admitting that I prefer girl children over boy children is a faux-pas but given my love for all things girly I don’t think my confession is too much of a surprise. I love playing dress up in tulle skirts, I love having tea parties (still), I love twirling around in sparkly dresses and admittedly still am magnetically drawn to the Barbie aisle and American Girl store. My job nannying for three little girls through college is still one of my favorite experiences to date. I know you can’t plan these things technically but I always say that if I ever have a child it will be a daughter. Is it wrong to say I have pretty much no interest in having a son (I already have Pierre)?
My baby issues are a long way off from becoming relevant (No kids for me until I’m at least 40, thanks), I’ll be the babysitter, cool Aunt or just the creepy blogger who writes about how much she loves playing princess with children. What is currently relevant is how to dress for a baby shower. I loved the excuse to get dressed up in head to toe pink! Though I own plenty of pink dresses (blame my inner Elle Woods) I wanted something that screamed “BABY GIRL” but could be reworn for a tea party, nice dinner or even a day shopping with friends. I fell in love with this Marie-Antoinette-esque dress from ASOS (via Dressometry). I wore it out shopping for baby clothes and felt like I should be handing macaroons to peasants in a “let them eat cake” fashion. Strangely, University Village doesn’t have any 18th century peasants lurking around so I settled for “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” over crocheted baby headbands and teeny tiny fall dresses.
I had the opportunity to work with Dressometry (it’s sort of like geometry, but you know…better). Dressometry is essentially the “search engine” of dresses allowing you to cross search multiple websites for the perfect dress for any occasion! You can search by color, price, length, level of scandal, seller or even occasion. Dressometry features so many of my favorite brands like Nordstrom, NastyGal, ASOS and Rent the Runway. Dressometry’s primary focus is dresses but the site offers a search engine for shoes as well! It’s like having a personal assistant to refine your shopping search so you don’t have to spend hours checking a billion shopping sites for a “coral” sundress for recruitment or “bordeaux” cocktail dress for an upcoming fall wedding. Your time is worth more than that!
***Disclaimer: I received this dress as a gift from Dressometry, however all opinions are completely my own. I think Dressometry is such a cool site! (: