I made an appointment at Kleinfeld in January 2017 for a random Friday in February. I called my mom and told her I had made a dress appointment and that I had booked flights to New York for the weekend, a move she thankfully received with excitement – and a girls’ trip with my mom and my sister was planned!
When we arrived for our appointment, Paula took down all of the necessary information – including my desire to try on a Hayley Paige dress. As she walked me around the showroom (I was so nervous), my mom pointed at a dress on display. “It’s a Hayley Paige, we got it this week,” said Paula, and she checked to make sure it was within our budget (bonus points!) before taking it to the room.
As soon as I tried on the Chandon Gown, I knew it was my dress. It is flirty, flowy, and has just the right amount of sparkle to make me feel like a princess. My mom and I cried, and even though I tried on a few more after that one, none compared. We got it that day and I can happily say that I purchased the first dress I ever tried on!
I didn’t see the dress again for a year, and to my surprise, it was scheduled during a Hayley Paige trunk show. With shaking hands, I met her and told her I’d purchased my dress the year prior and couldn’t wait to see it again. She met me in alterations and even helped me choose the earrings I wore on my wedding day. It was an experience I’ll never forget and made my dress that much more special.