Nicole Miller

Little fun fact about this dress, my mom purchased it to wear at my rehearsal dinner almost 8 years ago.
She ended up wearing a different one and this beauty sat in her closet for a couple years before she rediscovered it and gave it to me.
I waited for the right occasion to wear it and as you know, I have a ton of dresses, so sometimes the perfect moment can take a year (or 5) to arrive.
Fast forward to our dear friends Mario & Gilles’ wedding this past month. They are one of our chicest friends and when they invited us to their wedding, I knew I had to find something that was a little bit special and definitely up to their standards. So, this Nicole Miller dress was the perfect choice.

Dress: Jeweled neckline with cape dress by Nicole Miller  (luxury option here and more affordable options here and here)
Bag: Snakeskin bronze clutch by Banana Republic (similar here)
Shoes: Pavi black suede bow sandals by Salvatore Ferragamo

It’s obviously not a maternity dress but I love a fitted sheath/shift dress for the first and second trimester.
It’s the only time when you don’t have to worry about “holding it in” and personally, I love to show off the baby bump when I can.

Needless to say, this dress was a hit and I was super comfortable in it…also, these shoes are some of my favorites.
They’re soooo pretty and feminine.
Happy wedding season, friends! Let me know what you’re all wearing!

All images by Emma del Rey

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