I loved this dress by Jenny Lee... and pretty much every other dress that she has designed as well. Her dresses scream "simple yet elegant" to me, which was pretty much exactly the look that I was going for.
Oh sweetheart neckline. I love you so. I also love the cinching around the waist on this dress that creates such a beautiful hourglass figure.
Hmmm... lace. It's a lot of embellishment, which wasn't exactly what I thought I was after, but it's not beading or bling, so it didn't break my rules. I certainly was open to at least trying out a dress with lace. Afterall, it's so pretty. I wasn't sure if lace was really "me", but hey, don't knock it until you try it, right?
More sweetheart necklines. This style is a little more flow-y, which I thought might look nice. There is a small, but potentially acceptable amount of beading on this dress.
Ahhh... beautiful. I can't tell if I'm in love with the dress or the picture itself here. Certainly the dress is beautiful, and it definitely fits into my "simple yet elegant" aesthetic that I was hoping to fulfill.