Perfectly Pastel Party Dress

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Today is a good day for a pretend party! I grappled with wearing this dress in an outfit post for a while. It hung on my closet door for weeks, begging to be worn, but all of these “toos” popped up, making me wonder if was even worth it. With my 36th birthday a couple of months away, am I too old to wear it? Is the hemline too short? Is the halter strap too loose? Is the waist too snug? (Full disclosure: I am wearing shapewear for fit.)

balloons-mediumI put all those terrible “toos” away because ModCloth’s Traveling Cupcake Truck dress is just too cute! When I first saw this dress way, way back, they stopped just short of offering it in my size. Now they have a few colors and prints available in 4x which I’m wearing here. A couple of notes on this dress – the halter strap can be removed for a strapless look, and there’s built in padding on the top, so you can go braless. Genius. I felt so freeeee!

balloon-close-up-2I also decided to give the 360 degree earring trend a try. As you can see here, the back is a large pearl. Who says the front of your earlobes should have all of the fun?

balloon-close-upballoons-diagonalballoons-stairsWas there a time you decided to wear what you wanted despite all the toos” in your head? Let me know in the comments!

I’m glad I finally got the guts to wear this dress and have a little party for one – well, not exactly. My friend Crystal from Studio 7 Photography celebrated with me, too, by taking these wonderful pictures. Check out her Facebook page, and give her a like!

Thanks for reading, and party on!

Outfit details – Dress: ModCloth / Earrings and Necklace: BaubleBar / Shoes: Jessica London / Hairband: Lane Bryant (old, similar)

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6 thoughts on “Perfectly Pastel Party Dress

  1. Brittney G. says:

    Becca, YOU are TOO cute! I really, really loved this post. So much pastel prettiness! My sister has the pink and white polka dotted version and loves hers! She wore it yesterday and I snapped some birthday pics of her twirling in it! (You two have just about convinced me to get one in a color that suits me!) And you know, I’m SO with you on throwing all those “terrible toos” out the window and wearing what YOU want. Lots of love, lady!

    • says:

      Thanks, Brittney! I love the pink and white one, too! It’s definitely a twirlable dress. They have a couple of cute prints with cats and dogs. You can definitely rock this 🙂

  2. Lauren Blair says:

    First off, you look adorable and sexy! If this dress is any “too anything” then it is “too fabulous.” BUT, I totally hear you. Having 32 on the horizon, the idea of what’s “too young” sometimes comes into mind with certain prints and cuts. I think I’m going through a rebellious phase for the summer with more scantily clad stuff, just in case I decide it is too young one day haha. In perfect world we could wear anything we want at whatever age/size/occasion/style/cut etc, and we can…but it takes a moment to wrap our head’s around the idea that we can! Great post!
    PS- I’ll have to be on the lookout for earrings like that! So cool!

    • says:

      Awwww! Thanks, Lauren! Ironically, the older I get, the less I worry about if something’s too young for me, but I still want to keep it classy, ya know? It’s almost a necessity in the summer around here to show some skin. There were several summers where I wouldn’t even wear shorts or any color other than black, and of course the heat would make me miserable. I’m glad I let a lot of that go!

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