Dress Shopping – Help Me Pick My Birthday Dress!

Spring Party Dresses

Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today’s discussion.

My birthday is coming in a few weeks so of course I’m on the hunt for a birthday dress! I’ve looked at so many online and in store and I’ve narrowed it down to a few. So far. Actually I need like 3-4 dresses y’all! Some of the dresses I liked are a bit sheer or form fitting and that means vpl (visible panty lines) could be an issue. I might have to go commando for the first time ever!

Spring Party Dresses

As a reference, here are the 2 dresses I wore for my birthday weekend last year. I looooved them both!

Mina Slater - Rent The Runway Dresses 2014

There is this yellow lace dress from H&M. With great selections and prices I can always find a dress there. I adore H&M, it’s like my second home…well Target…it’s a tie!

H&M Lace Dress - Yellow

I am the girl that wears white all year long and I live in Florida so white is always in! This simple yet chic Guess Marciano Collection Joleen dress caught my eye.

Guess Marciano Collection Joleen Dress - White

Then there is this black and white number from the fairy godmother of fashion, the Diane von Furstenberg Caught Up sheath dress. What’s not to love about DVF? I also had an odd pull towards this floral-ish print H&M Bandeau Dress. And yes, this dress is black and blue not white and gold. No color debate here! LOL.

DVF Diane von Furstenberg Caught Up Sheath Dress + H&M Bandeau Dress - Floral

I picked up a cute, casual beige dress with hearts and lace for birthday brunch since my birthday is on a Sunday this year. I’m thinking about pairing it with red accessories. Thoughts? The material is a bit on the thin side so this is where the whole possible go commando deal comes in unless I find the perfect slip. Since I’ve never done this before I looked it up. Nerd, I know. Apparently the most important thing about going commando is confidence and us gals need to feel clean. I recently had the chance to try Cottonelle CleanCare CleanRipple toilet paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths and these two combined are enough to get that fresh feeling to go commando. Celebs dress with no vpl issues so I’m sure I can figure it out too!

Cottenelle CleanCare CleanRipple & Cottenelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths

The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they make you feel shower fresh and are totally fine to flush because they break down as you flush them! The piping in my home are ridiculous so I have to be careful what we flush. These flush with no issues. Cottonelle CleanCare CleanRipple toilet paper is two-ply and strong. You can actually see the ripple effect on each sheet and I swear these rolls seem to last forever, probably because good toilet paper means you use less sheets! Honestly you should just try these for yourself, grab free Cottonelle samples for your own #GoCommando kit.

Spring Party Dresses

Anyway, it’s nice knowing I’ll be prepared if I need to avoid the vpl disaster. It all depends on which dresses I end up wearing. So of those 4, which do you think would look nice on me? Be sure to grab your free Cottonelle samples here and then tell me in the comments below if you like any, all or none of these dresses for me! Help!!!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle however all opinions are my own and I seriously need your help picking out my bday dress! March 22nd, woohoo! Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help support MinaSlater.com – Fabulous Awesomeness.



  1. Terry My Journey With Candida
    March 4, 2015 / 12:21 PM

    I don’t know if I am brave enough to go commando. Even with the Cottonelle I still don’t think I could go commando.

  2. jaimemckee
    March 4, 2015 / 1:47 PM

    I loveeee the yellow dress. I think it would look great on you! My next pick is the white dress.

  3. Robin Rue
    March 4, 2015 / 2:07 PM

    I would never go commando. Ever. But I do use Cottonelle TP and wipes.

  4. March 4, 2015 / 3:21 PM

    I love the black dress with white netting. I love Cottonelle.

  5. March 4, 2015 / 3:30 PM

    Oh my gosh! You are so pretty, I don’t think you need ANY help! You could wear a burlap sack and look beautiful! That being said, I love the white dress.

  6. Catherine Sargent
    March 4, 2015 / 3:56 PM

    Don’t think I would ever go commando. I like the yellow dress it is really pretty.

  7. mena & taty
    March 4, 2015 / 5:00 PM

    I love the blue dress for a fancy happy hour. For a night dancing I would go for the white one

  8. March 4, 2015 / 5:01 PM

    That black dress with the white netting or the yellow dress would look amazing on you.

  9. Pam
    March 4, 2015 / 5:11 PM

    That yellow dress is my favorite. You have such great style!

  10. celebbabylaundry
    March 4, 2015 / 5:31 PM

    The black dress with the netting looks really beautiful, I would surely go with that one!

  11. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
    March 4, 2015 / 6:00 PM

    Gosh everything is so pretty! I love love love the yellow dress though, that is gorgeous!

  12. March 4, 2015 / 6:29 PM

    These dresses are all so pretty. I can’t decide! I love the birthday dresses you wore last year too. They look great on you!

  13. March 4, 2015 / 7:12 PM

    I love the white one!!! and the gold and white one šŸ˜‰

  14. March 4, 2015 / 7:48 PM

    I love the blue and black one – it just jumped off the screen at me šŸ™‚ x

  15. March 4, 2015 / 8:34 PM

    So pretty! I love the yellow dress.

  16. March 4, 2015 / 8:44 PM

    These are all gorgeous, but I really love the H&M Bandeau Dress! Let us know what you pick!!!

  17. PamIW
    March 4, 2015 / 8:56 PM

    Kind of hard to pick. They are all really cute. The blue and black one is so cute. You will look good in them all so maybe that is the solution…all of them, LOL

  18. March 5, 2015 / 12:58 AM

    I think you’d rock the yellow or white dress! You’d definitely be the center of attention šŸ™‚

  19. March 5, 2015 / 2:57 PM

    I can’t go commando. I don’t even like doing it with pjs. I like the black and white dress.

  20. Rachelle
    March 5, 2015 / 4:09 PM

    I am LOVING that yellow dress. It is stunning and gets my vote!

  21. March 5, 2015 / 8:09 PM

    I like the yellow! It’s fun for Spring!

  22. March 5, 2015 / 8:29 PM

    I already like the Cleansing Cloths! And, I love all the dresses for you including last year’s – my new fav for the ones at the end of your post are the blue and the black and white – What’s your choice?

  23. paulaschuck
    March 5, 2015 / 9:03 PM

    These dresses are super cute! I love the white one. I could’ve worn that once upon a time but not so much anymore!

  24. March 8, 2015 / 4:57 AM

    They’re all super hot, but I really like the yellow and white ones!

  25. Amber
    March 9, 2015 / 1:48 PM

    I love the dresses you wore last year. Purple is your color!! I think any of the choices you have would look great, but I’m partial to the white!

  26. Kristine Foley
    March 10, 2015 / 3:44 AM

    Love your picks and style girl! So inspired!

  27. Christy DuBois
    March 12, 2015 / 3:32 AM

    I really like all of these dresses. You will not go wrong with any one of them or all of them. Something about the black and white dress stands out to me and would look great on you. I have been using Cottenlle toilet paper for a while and it is really good. I haven’t tried the wipes yet.