This dress is the first piece of clothing I bought after I married Rob--it was a Saturday and we were in St. Paul, Minnesota for lunch before walking around and popping into a little boutique that I had been meaning to check out. They offer you a drink and have a little sitting area which, I guess, is for husbands; because Rob sat right down and flipped through a magazine while I tried on dresses. It was a relaxing day, our first weekend at home after our wedding and honeymoon, and I remember thinking "gosh, we're so married!" as I gleefully accepted the stereotype of a shop-happy wife and her patient (but bored) husband.
Photos by Andi Perullo for Freckled Italian.