I could wax poetic about California-based designer, CHRISTY DAWN, for ages. After months and months of perusing the online shop, and swooning over all the dreamy Friends of Dawn photos, I finally got my paws on my very own CHRISTY DAWN dress. The designs are all made by local artisans in Downtown Los Angeles, using only deadstock fabric as to minimize our environmental footprint. Only a handful of each dress (I have a Piper dress in navy) is made, making them feel even more special. I'm not sure if it's mentioned on their site, but the packaging is BEAUTIFUL. Each dress is delivered in their very own wooden box, with D.A.W.N inscribed on the top. From the first time I slipped my Piper dress on, I never wanted to take it off. It's already been on a lot of adventures, from roadtrips, to concerts in the park, and most recently a trip up to the log cabin at Antler Lake. I could think of no better place to take some photos of this dream dress. Check out the site, but be warned! If you like a dress, snatch it up quickly. These beauties go fast.