Total Basset Case: Decisions Decisions

Apr 15, 2014

Decisions Decisions

We have a black tie optional event coming up soon and I have been beyond torn about what to wear.
From the beginning I have been leaning towards a long gown, but nothing too formal. 
I want to look elegant, but fun and springy and not stuffy.
And I would prefer not to wear black, just for something different.
But there are a few short options that are catching my eye too.

So after consulting with a few girlfriends, I think I have some options narrowed down from Rent the Runway.  I went back and forth with buying something vs. renting but I haven't been able to find anything yet that wasn't a million dollars so I think RTR it is.
Though it does hurt my money saving heart to pay for something I can't keep...
I have never used RTR but I have heard nothing but fabulous things about them and I love all of the reviews and real life photos they have.

So here is where I need you!
Help me decide on a dress!! 

1. Gold sequin  - I love how fun and sparkly this one is and the back is beautiful.
2. Pink and red - I can never say no to pink.  I'm not 100% on those sleeves though...
3. Red floral - I think with some great, big gold earrings this one could be fabulous. I love this shade of red, not quite stop sign red but has a bit of pink in it. 
3. Blue tribal - I enjoy that this one can go either fancy with some great earrings or a bit more casual
4. Lilac - In love with the color of this one and the back is so, so pretty
5. Short black and gold sequin - Now this one is just fun, spunky and totally out of my comfort zone but I love it.

And those are what I have it narrowed down to!
Regardless of what I wear, I am very excited to get dressed up!
What is your vote?

And what shoes?!
And what does Mister wear?
So many decisions...

35 comments:

Because of Jackie said...

I like one and three the best! The gold sequin-y color is so pretty and chic, but the red halter neck can be styled fancy or boho. Love them all!

Liz said...

I'm leaning towards #3 & #4! I think the red one would look great with your coloring and I love the cut.

I also love the tribal detail of #4, but if you need something a bit more formal I'd go with #3.

Katie said...

Oh my I love alll of these options!! I have to say I think 3 would love fabulous on you. I really like 1 and 5 too (....and 6 lol).

According to Jax said...

Number 3 for the win!!! :)

Flannery said...

Truly fabulous options. My favorites are #2 and #3. #2 is soooo unique and I think those little sleeves would be really flattering. #3 is soft, formal without being too dressy and it looks so flattering in all of the customer photos. I really like #1 in gold but it might be too much of a show-stopper for a wedding. I also think the #4 is beautiful but doesn't look as summery. The lilac is really pretty on #5 but I'd say that the customer photos don't look as good as other options. The short is really adorable but why not enjoy the chance to wear something long!!! So fun!

Casey Ferri said...

#2 and #3 scream Sarah to me!! Must be the color...ha!

k8te said...

i vote for #3 or #4! i just used RTR this past weekend for a rehearsal dinner and wedding, LOVED it. so easy, i would definitely recommend them!

Lady_Bach said...

Love #1! Sparkle is in, and you should rock it. This would be great on you.

Brooke Hamilton said...

I vote #3, although I really love the color of #5.

Elisabeth said...

In love with the blue tribal dress and the lilac dress. All of them are gorgeous though.

Shelley – Little Midwest Ramblings said...

i basically 100% agree with Liz. I just had a girlfriend use Rent the Runway for a formal event and a wedding and she looooved it. Said it was so easy to order and return. Can't wait to see which one you choose.

Christine said...

#2 or #4!!!

Angela - RoseTinted Lenses said...

All beautiful, #1 and #6 are my picks x

Rebekah said...

This is tough! All of them are beautiful... but I vote either #3 or #5. Have fun!

Health, Love & Fire said...

I'm loving number 3 and number 4. I think the color and pattern of #3 is great and I also love the tribal look of #4 but it depends on how dressy you want to be. Honestly, you'll look absolutely fabulous in all of them. I can't wait to see what you choose!

The Southern Thing said...

I'm loving #1 and #5, but you can't go wrong with any!

Becca Moss said...

#1 or #2 - absolutely gorgeous! Plus, they would go really good with your dark hair. Can't wait to see what you choose - good luck!

Cara said...

#3!!!!!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

Ooh, pretty dresses.

Red or pink! Both will look great with your hair.

Anne said...

I would have the same trouble with renting... hard not to have something you can keep - but still nice to not have to shell out all the $$ for something that you're not going to wear regularly. And how fun to have an excuse to wear a long gown! (Though I do adore #6.) The gold sequin one is gorgeous, and I love how the tribal one would stand out as unique. You would look great in both!

Gayle Fearday said...

I agree with Becca, 1 & 5. I also love 3 but it seems casual compared to the others.

Karen Marie @ Six Pack of Crazy said...

I think they are all gorgeous so you really can't go wrong but I love 1 & 3.

Holly said...

My boss always orders from Rent the Runway for her kids' dances! I haven't tried it but I'm dying for an event where I need a dress like this. I love 1 and 6. So pick one of those ;)

Allison Boreen said...

I love #2!!! The cut outs and two colors... LOVE.

Run Mary Run! said...

I love #1 and #5!!!

Jodi said...

I like 1 and 5 the best!

Sarah Tucker said...

#4, then #3, then #2...such a hard decision!!

Lainey said...

I vote for the second #3. The blue. It is formal, yet casual!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

omg sarah! #1 all the way!

The Lady Okie said...

Oooo! I love 2 and 5! Although I see by the comments that I might be out numbered :)

MontgomeryFest said...

ohmigoodnesss! these are GORGeous! I love all of them and for the reasons you described them actually! I vote for #1 and then #4 (racers are SO flattering!). but I don't think you could make a bad choice here..can't wait to see the final product!

MontgomeryFest said...

ohmigoodnesss! these are GORGeous! I love all of them and for the reasons you described them actually! I vote for #1 and then #4 (racers are SO flattering!). but I don't think you could make a bad choice here..can't wait to see the final product!

Sarah North said...

#3!!!

Denise Wertenberger said...

# 1. Definitely. (I can't believe more folks have not voted for it...). It's sparkly. It's sequins. And it will look FABULOUS on you with your hair and coloring. Have fun!

Elizabeth said...

I'd go with #1 or #5 - both are stunning!! #1 is more formal though. Have fun! :)