Any gal who’s scoured the earth for a frock for a birthday, wedding or New Year’s Eve knows that a good cocktail dress is hard to come by. Here’s a tip from my many years of shopaholism: if you encounter a dress that’s pretty and flatters you, grab on to it and don’t let go until it’s safely in your closet, whether or not there’s an occasion for it in the foreseeable future. That’s how MOON Apparel’s crochet lace dress ended up in my wardrobe rotation a few seasons back, and it hasn’t left it yet.
I’ve been wearing my beloved navy lace number pretty much non-stop ever since. It’s been to 2 weddings, a birthday, a holiday party and several dates (with the Mister, of course!). Rule #7 from Anna Dello Russo’s ‘Fashion Shower’ music video is “You must wear outfit once,” so I’ll switch up the styling each time: belted vs. not belted, pearls vs. statement necklace, clutch vs. shoulder bag, dainty sandals vs. clunky ankle booties, jacket vs. no jacket, etc., etc.
And now, just as it’s becoming painfully obvious that I own but one dress, MOON Apparel has swooped in and saved me from my sartorial gaffes: they’ve reissued the very same design in navy, and in a stunning turquoise as well! Need one (or two!) in your life too? Snag the lace dress ($89) over at moonapparel.ca, where it will be 20% off exclusively for you lovely readers of The Backseat Stylers from November 8 to 11 with the code BACKSEATSTYLERS. Enjoy!