FASHION SPOTLIGHT | Kirribilla | Bridesmaid dresses that have stolen my heart… and they’re about to steal yours, too. Also, the story of what happened to us last night. >:(


If you follow on Twitter, you know we’re doggysitting my cousin’s scrumptious boxer this week.  Awesome!  Yes, I know this.  We’ve done it before, and it always works out splendidly – he drops the cutie-pie (dog’s name is Apollo; my cousin has a healthy level of personal confidence) off at our place, and he proceeds to have a positively brilliant time working out and shedding those few extra pounds my Aunt and Uncle have added to his diet by *loving* him with treats and such.


I don’t know what it was last night, but this time, babysitting took a different turn.

First incident: Apollo wakes us up from REM sleep with a deep, rumbling fart that echoed throughout the apartment.  My honey had to check to make sure he didn’t soil himself – not my honey, I mean, to make sure the doggie didn’t… you understand.

Anyway, he didn’t.  Thank GOODNESS.

Second incident: Apollo wakes us from a deep, deep sleep (something we rarely get in our new digs, as I’m sure you’ll remember) by LEAPING out of his “home” – the tented, blanketed doggie hotel where he zzzz’s.


This, of course, made my honey LEAP OUT OF BED as well.  And well I’d rather not talk about it anymore.  It was totally effed up and I’ve got a slight grudge that I’m trying to kick towards this dog right now.  (Mike, if you’re reading – I’ll get past it.  But it SUCKED, ok?  It SUCKED.)

Aaaaaaaanywho!  I think it’s time to talk DRESSES! :)

You guys know I’m obsessed with dresses, right?  Ok, awesome.

Well, I find I am extreeeeeemely obsessed with Kirribilla today.

First off, there’s the name.  It’s totally unique, and completely memorable.  It’s a seriously smart way to brand.

But, more importantly, these frocks tickle every single fancy I have tucked into every nook and cranny of my being.  I love pastels – BAM!  They’ve got pastels.  I love block coloring – BOOM!  That’s a mainstay with this line.  I love a well-done polka dot – BIPPITY!  They’ve got one of those, too.  I also happen to love simple patterns on soft palettes – BOPPITY!  They’ve got that, too.  And, finally… ruffles, obvs.  BOOP!  Totally infused into the some of the dresses, in a super cute, super pretty way.

Enjoy!  Hope you love :)











Want to shop the look?  Visit Kirribilla.

So, what do you think of these looks?  Are they your style?

xoxo!  – Alison

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  1. so glad you posted, because i’m on operation find-a-bridesmaid-dress for my cousin’s wedding!

  2. Glamour and Grace on March 7, 2011

    LOVE these!!!!

  3. Erin on March 7, 2011

    I see why you’re obsessed with these- they’re GORGEOUS! I am forwarding these to my bmaids- I know they’ll love, and the green ruffly one is PEERRRFECT for my colors. Yay!

    Thx for sharing these!

  4. Lapurse Scarves on March 7, 2011

    These are the most stylish bridesmaid dresses ever! June, Olivia and Jaclyn are the favorites! LOVE the oversized shoulders!

  5. Maria on March 7, 2011

    I really like the the Vivian, it’s a lot like the pink dress the T-Mobile girl wears, which I love. Such a cute dress, in pink OR blue!

  6. Alison on March 7, 2011

    Jacin – Too cool! Glad I could provide a little inspo for your search. Good luck tracking down the perfect little number :)

    Mel – OMG I know. Right there with you. :)

  7. Jessica on March 7, 2011

    Forget using these for bmaid dresses – they are perfect for attending as a guest, a party, a girls night out………..

  8. Alison on March 7, 2011

    Jessica – I totes agree! They work for pretty much any festive occasion. Great observation, for reals :)

  9. Nelly on March 7, 2011

    Yes, so true! I would definitely wear these to more than just a wedding. Makes them perfect bmaid dresses if you ask me (someone who’s worn many a wretched bmaid dress that I NEVER wore again).

  10. Mel {The Oceanside Bride} on March 7, 2011

    OMG! I want them all NOW!

  11. Emily on March 7, 2011

    I’m obsessed with this look!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Paper Moss on March 7, 2011

    well shoot… there goes all of my allowance saved up. ha! LOVE these!!!

  13. Cathie Berrey Green on March 7, 2011

    these are Adorable!!!

  14. Lena on March 7, 2011

    Sweet Heavens, these dresses are AMAZING! I will take one of each, in every imaginable color combination!

    Glad the dress oggling is taking your mind off that crazy pooch! Hope tonight’s smoother sailing!

  15. LemonBride on March 7, 2011

    I can’t pick just one! I love Tinsley, but then I saw Genevieve…Guess I’ll just have to buy more than 1! ;) What amazing dresses!!
    Good luck with the rest of dogsitting. I feel lucky to have a small Jack Russell now–he just runs out of the room when he scares him with a poot! haha :)

  16. These are very cute….definitely would be wearable after the wedding too!

  17. Kristin @ Bonafidebride on March 7, 2011

    These are so cute! I hate bridesmaid-y bridesmaid dresses, and these are anything but. Great find!

  18. Amanda Hagood on March 7, 2011

    Ooooh, I love Vivian!! If I get my arms in shape that would be super cute!

  19. Alicia @CharityWedding on March 7, 2011

    Those dresses are beyond adorable! I want them all!

  20. nina {nina renee designs} on March 8, 2011

    Chic and gorgeous!

  21. Aileen@Love&Lavender on March 8, 2011

    Oh wow I love these, and I’ve never seen them before! Thanks for the intro!

  22. jenny on March 8, 2011


  23. Tinsley, Caroline and Vivian = My FAVES.

  24. Annie @ Marry You Me on March 12, 2011

    Love these dresses! Wish I had $400 laying around to get one :)

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