The Princess Bride

I can never decide between wanting to be a princess or a mermaid 😉 I guess that’s why “The Little Mermaid” has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid…like every other girl I’m sure… because she got to be both!

When the love of my life proposed…I wanted the dress to be perfect. I had this vision in my head of what I wanted. I was obsessed with one of my best friends & bridesmaid Katie Essary’s wedding dress & asked her if I could wear the corset as my “something borrowed”. She said yes so I went on the hunt for that perfect princess skirt to match. I had a vision of a princess dress …a big skirt I could get lost in with tons and tons of tule. I found this skirt…it looked so good with her corset & I thought I’d found my wedding day digs. Until one day I was in Jenny’s Bridal in Huntington Beach, CA. I tried on this dream dress for fun and fell head over heels for it. It was tight all the way down past my waist & flared just above the knee. Ugh…I want this one but I already had the dress I was going to wear. Typical woman. The princess~mermaid bride who can’t decide 😉 I guess deep down I really wanted to wear a dress that no one had gotten married in before. I was sending pics to my maid of honor, Emily Maynard, who was just fresh off the Bachelorette & who would always give me an honest opinion. She called to tell me that the dress was perfect, asking me what bridal shop I was at, who was the designer of the dress & telling me how I had to get it. So I looked down at the price tag & it was way out of my budget so I told her…”no” and laughed…then cried to myself on the inside haha We hung up and 2 minutes later the manager of the bridal salon knocks on my dressing room door & says…”your maid of honor just called & bought you that dress” Oh. My. Goodness. That was the sweetest thing. I shed a tear for sure…she’s an angel.
So needless to say I rocked that magical mermaid wedding dress and still have the un-worn princess skirt. So I’m going to let my dahls have a crack at it! Let the bidding begin. Email or comment if you’re interested. I’m starting the bidding at $250 as it was a $1,250 on sale from $3,400…and  It’s stunning in person. Free shipping to the winning bidder. It’s a size 2 adjustable to a 4…and if you cut the waistband off, you can alter it to be any size you’d like very easily. Make me an offer babydahls…happy bidding! Email me with any questions at

Ready for it to be yours? Head over to The Dahlhouse Shop to purchase securely through PayPal here. The BUY NOW price is $500.

Here’s a shoot we did in Laguna Beach, California for my Fashion section of the blog. I absolutely LOVE this look for portfolio photos. Even if you’re not getting married…this skirt is a fun piece to have for a fashion photo shoot. Dress it up with a beautiful corset or down with denim like I did. Here are the other wardrobe deets for you to “shop the look”…



























Nanci Dahl
About me

Welcome Dahlings, I’m so happy you’ve taken the time to drop by my circus. I started this blog because I hope to inspire my fellow dahls with tips on how to be happy, healthy & fabulous! There will be fashion, beauty & travel tips from years in the entertainment industry. Everything from planning a party to trying to get pregnant…you’ll find it right here! We’ll talk about my “letter to God” to find my soul-mate, getting married in just 6 months, moving across the country from Nashville, Tennessee to Orange County, California and combining our country-coastal lifestyles together. I come from a big Italian family so there will be food & lots of it! I’ll share my Dahlicious recipes I learned how to make while being a contestant on MasterChef…and some family recipes that I will most likely be disowned for sharing ;) Please leave me any questions, comments or concerns…I really appreciate all your sweet support! I’m looking forward to getting to know all my dahls & making some new friends!


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Melissa Jamison
Reply October 16, 2018

I LOVE this skirt!

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