November 3, 2015

tied with a bow

[ Dress: Ted Baker | Bag; BCBG (similar) | Heels: Sam Edelman | Lipstick: MAC Japanese Maple ]

My parents hosted a formal engagement party for Patrick and me a few weeks back and I'm finally getting around to sharing what I wore!  This dress was an early birthday present from Patrick and it was absolutely perfect for the occasion.  He planned to get me a dress and wanted to be sure it was one that I loved (and fit well) so he treated me to a day of shopping and trying on dresses.  Then he went back and purchased his favorite for me :)  It was such a fun and different way to approach gift giving and I was still equally as surprised!

I can't say enough good things about this dress.  It has beautifully tailored details, the fit is extremely comfortable and flattering, and the punchy red color couldn't be more perfect for the upcoming holiday season.  Add some bonus points for having pockets, too.  And don't even get me started on the cute feminine bow!

Thank you for reading!

xo, Annelise


  1. Love, love, LOVE this dress on you! Seems retro Jackie-O and the color is fantastic.


    What a lovely post to read!

  3. What a lovely post to read!