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Burying the Lede

WHBM Dress

WHBM Dress

WHBM Dress

WHBM Dress

WHBM Dress

WHBM Dress

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This dress actually has a bit of an interesting story behind it. I had bought it a couple years ago for my cousin’s wedding in India. This was one of the only night’s I wore something other than a sari for the wedding (Hindu weddings last for days). And I had to perform a polka dance from my native land of Wisconsin in front of hundreds of wedding guests in India, who have never seen the, ah, interesting polka dance. Haha!

Something you should know about me is I’m not a terribly coordinated person, and my dancing abilities are atrocious. Therefore, I don’t like dancing. At all. And I also am not a fan of being the center of attention. So, being on a stage with just a few people dancing to a polka in front of hundreds of wedding guests is one of the most mortifying moments of my life!

WHBM Dress

But I survived. And fortunately, there were no clear photos of me that evening. So, it’s just a distant memory that makes me giggle when I think about it now. However, this dress needed its chance to be properly documented, because it’s so pretty! It’s one of the few maxi dresses I have that I think is actually flattering to my body type. And one of the most wonderful parts of all the White House Black Market dresses I own is that they don’t wrinkle!

I felt like I needed to make a serious model-like face while I was wearing it too. Haha. (Is that what models look like? Probably not, haha.) It’s a very elegant dress, but I think I was trying to be all fashionable because I’m heading to New York Fashion Week tomorrow to attend my first ever fashion show! That’s why this post is named “Burying the Lede” or “Burying the most important facts in a story.” My journalism professors would not be impressed with me saving the most exciting part of this post for the end. Haha! But it seemed weird to just start the post off with that and not give the clothing its shining moment.

But anyways, I’m not going to lie, I am incredibly excited to see NYFW in person! Wish me luck, though, because I am going to be the only person at NYFW who isn’t trendy and barely knows what the latest fashions are! My personal style is a bit quirky yet classic, and I just wear what I like, not what’s in style at the moment. So, eh, I may stick out like a sore thumb. But that’s okay, because I will be wearing something that’s very me. 🙂

I will have a post up about the day as soon as I possibly can. However, that being said, my blog post dates might be a little wonky this week, with all the extra excitement. I will be updating my Instagram and Twitter quite frequently, though, if you’d like to follow along!

Is anyone else out there going to be at NYFW tomorrow? Let me know in the comments! I would love to meet other fashion lovers and bloggers while I’m there!

Where to find it:

Dress: White House Black Market (similar here)
Heels: Macy’s (similar here)
Purse: c/o AMI Clubwear


  1. This dress is gorgeous and elegant! Thank you for pictures!

  2. Love love love that dress on you, and also love seeing you in a maxi. And no worries about the wonky posting, I’m kind of in the same boat – my school life has taken over all of my non-sleep time and I barely have a chance to post even an IG pic! Can’t wait to see your NYFW post though! I had a chance to go to the Tommy Hilfiger (mens) runway show last year (he is a friend of my aunts) but it fell on the same day as an important test for school, so I had to miss it. Such a great and fun experience though, and if you stick out like a sore thumb, it will be in the best way possible and all the models will be jealous of you for stealing their thunder! Have a fantastic time!

    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! I hope all is going well with school! That’s awesome that you had a chance to go to the Tommy Hilfiger show! I hope you get another chance in the future. 🙂

  3. Love this dress! Chevron maxi dresses are so pretty and I LOVE this color scheme on you! I hear on NYFW. I think it’d be fun and all but I don’t read Vogue or keep up with trends so I’d feel like I’d stick out haha. Have sooooooooooooo much fun! XO
    -Lauren Blair

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! I had a wonderful time at NYFW. I did stick out a bit, but not as much as I thought I was going to. 🙂

  4. (just left a comment and it looks like it didn’t go through…trying again…).
    So jealous that you are going to NYFW! I grew up on Long Island so I have been to Manhattan during Fashion week, but I have never attended a show.

    I can’t wait to hear all about it, and see what you end up wearing!

    1. Well, I’m glad you left this one! I guess the last one did not go through, indeed. NYFW was pretty cool. Even just standing on the outside of it was a good time! I’ll have photos of the show up ASAP. 🙂

  5. That dress is amazing! It’s so striking! And you look fantastic in it!
    Very exciting you’re going to NYFW, if you to stand out you will have stood out in a good way with your own style. Who cares about trends! You always look amazing anyway!
    Hope you have a good time at NYFW and I can’t wait to see photos of it!
    Much love

  6. This dress is so stunning with such eye catching colors! You’re a vision in it. How exciting about NYFW!! I hooe you have an amazing time and I cannot wait to see your pictures from it.


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