Ever since my friend (@followtheleders) posted a picture of her LOVESHACKFANCY dress on her trip to the Bahamas, I’ve been looking for a reason/chance to purchase and wear one of their dresses! Since I’m headed to Mexico this week with my husband, I thought “here’s my chance!!” I was so excited to learn that Monkee’s Boutique in Houston carries LOVESHACKFANCY because I really wanted to see, feel, and touch their products myself. I wanted to see if they were good quality and worth the splurge.
I’m glad to report that the brand did not disappoint! The dresses are very good quality, and the fit is great. You’ll have to wear a slip under most of their dresses because they are a light and airy cotton. I’m wearing an xs in the first picture. I really wanted this second dress (wearing an xs), but it was too short for me. I’m 5′ 8″, and if I lifted my arm, it made me a little uncomfortable. If I was 5′ 7″, this dress would be perfect!
Knowing whether something is worth the splurge is completely personal. I usually talk through these decisions with my clients. In my mind, a splurge has to be good quality and an excellent fit. Those two things are non-negotiable. I also like to think through a splurge, so I don’t have a bad case of buyers remorse. In this case, I’ve wanted a dress by them for over a year. I like to take into account the occasion and whether the event is worth a splurge. I enjoy having something fun to wear on vacation. It’s important to me. Remember the time I went to NYC and hated everything I had to wear, so my whole trip was ruined? Anyway, I knew I was going to love wearing this dress to dinner on the beach.
In this instance, I also liked that I could wear it to more than one occasion. I’ve owned a similar white dress, and I was able to wear it to garden parties, fancy bbq’s, baby showers, engagement parties, birthday parties, banquets and rodeo stuff. This dress was worth the splurge for all these reasons. Although, with clients that have a big life event, like a wedding or an award, a one time wear may be worth the splurge.
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