The Teale is my fifth Réalisation Par dress.
… and it might be my favorite.
From the simple cut to the sweet cherry print, I knew it was only a matter of time before I bought HVN’s cherry Lily dress.
… but, I didn’t think I would order it online, sight unseen.
$445 USD is a lot to spend on a dress. It’s even more to spend on a dress that you have never tried on, let alone seen in person. My only concept of HVN’s Lily dress was from the description on HVN’s online store and a picture of Lily Aldridge wearing it.
When it comes to Reformation’s clothes, I just can’t quit them.
Since 2012, I’ve always come crawling back hoping that they’ll magically fit & flatter me.
In 2014 I “needed” a black dress for a trip to Paris. I headed straight to the Ref. All of them were a bit too short and made my legs look a bit too big.
In 2016 I “needed” new white t-shirts. I headed straight to the Ref. All of them were a bit too short (no, seriously, they were) and made my torso look a bit too big.
It’s summer where I am…
Gone are the days of thunder & lightning and here to stay (for the next 3 months) is the sunshine.
While the weather is perfect, I can’t help but feel a cloud.
Just before summer started, I got ghosted by a guy who I thought was for réal. He said he’d changed since the last time we dated and I believed him. Our summer was supposed to be full of day trips to black sand beaches and aimless & endless weekend drives around the countryside… he said so and I believed him. Again.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to start my RIXO Camellia dress review…
I’ve been deliberating writing about what makes an A+ summer dress.
I’ve been wavering about starting it with a ramble about who’s behind the label.
… but this is the best way to kick off this review:
In 2011, Rag & Bone got my attention with their DIY ad campaigns. I was going through a massive Kings of Leon obsession and their Lily Aldridge campaign pulled me in. So carefree, real, and effortlessly rock ‘n’ roll.
In five years, this denim brand has become my favourite. I’ve bought seven pairs of Rag & Bone jeans. Over the years, their sizing has changed and so have some of their materials.
You know how BFF marketing is everywhere these days? Most of us (ahem, me) get so sucked into it and instantly buy it. Then it comes and it totally doesn’t live up to the ~dream.~
These companies make us believe that we can be that dream girl if we only buy something. You know the dream girl they’re selling… She has perfectly disheveled yet shiny hair, a flawless no-makeup makeup look, and legs for days. She’s probably even fluent in a second language.
I bought a second Réalisation Par dress. It was a total impulse purchase. I logged on and saw they added the Christy dress in a new print. Who couldn’t resist a sweet cherry print?… me, that’s who. Am I regretting it? To be honest, I can’t decide, so let’s review the pros & cons together.
“Move to the Caribbean,” they said.
“You’ll spend less money on clothes,” they said.
Six new Acacia Swimwear bikinis later… Are “they” sure?
Acacia’s vibe is total Hawaiian cool girl.