Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ice Cream, You Scream... (Bernie Dexter Sundae Dress)

I know I am very late to the sundae dress club but I only just recently snagged the Bernie that Got Away and had to include it on the bog. How could I not?

Originally, I lusted after the Sundae Rose dress that has this print in the skirt with red fabric on the top. I could never find it in my size so I fixed that hole in my life by buying the same fabric as a handmade skirt, which I often pair with a red top to elude to that Bernie I never could get.

The skirt has been fun to have - because its not a dress, I can style it in many ways. Still, I daydreamed about someday getting the real thing - the real Bernie dress.

Then it happened - I was browsing Bernie's eBay store and KABAM! There it was in all its glory! The sundae dress in my size! I no longer wanted the version with the red top since my skirt did just fine paired with a red top. So now my heart went pitter-pat for this beauty.

I didn't hesitate and snagged it - for a whopping $55! Man, do I love eBay!

It arrived only a few days later and I couldn't wait to try it on. Then we got some snow. So it just hung there on my dressing room door, looking oh so lovely, waiting for the day I could whirl and twirl in it.

Well, then it got warm - strangely warm - so I took advantage and snapped some blog photos in the seemingly spring weather.

Of course, it pairs PERFECTLY with my latest pair of BAITs, a Christmas gift from Cody this year (I know, isn't he great?), bright red lips, and a few die cut prints of ice cream sundaes.

I love how this cut fits - it's a snug fit but not in a bad way at all. In fact, I'm quite smitten with the va-va-voom factor it gives me. Cleavage? What!? That's a concept I am unfamiliar with!

Needless to say, the dress received praise from the panel of judges (aka Cody) and I am super in love with it. While I will still wear it now under a cardigan and over a pair of tights, I can't wait to be able to wear it all on its own.

I think I found my favorite summer dress-to-be!

This...I just had to share due to it's ridiculous-ness. You're welcome. 


  1. Fabulously adorable outfit! That dress is definitely one of my favourite prints Bernie's line has ever put out. It feels like such a fun, much needed breath of fresh air to welcome spring back in on, too.

    Big hugs & many thanks for all of your terrific recent blog comments,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Loveeeee this dress on you!! So happy for you that you finally snagged this one. We're dress twinsies, once again! The red BAIT Idas are simply purrfection paired with the dress. How cute that Cody got them for ya! :) What a good man.

  3. That jumping photo is my FAVORITE. I love it so much! You're way cuter jumping than I am, haha! I make a ridiculous face and Nehemiah says I jump like a farty fairy.


    That dress is fantastic! I love the print, and now you're making me want a sundae print dress or skirt because... perfect for summer. So perfect!


  4. That dress is so cute, feminine and vintage-like !!!
    Love the print on it :)

  5. Oh Sara, this is so cute! I love that you posed with props :) This dress fits you like a glove, and the print is perfect for spring. Hope you're having a great weekend!


  6. This is an adorable dress and you look so so cute in it! Gotta love ice cream prints.
    Also your new BAITs are beautiful, I'm getting a pair of those soon, love them!
    Much love,

  7. Another awesome print, I just love Bernie Dexter dresses! :)