*Trista Sutter — fashion lover and first-ever Bachelorette — is a **big *fan of Shop It To Me. We had the pleasure of dressing her for Entertainment Weekly’s star-studded Pre-Emmy party, and now she’s here to tell you all about it!

After receiving an invitation to compete in the celebrity division of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, my husband Ryan and I decided it would be fun to head to the west coast for a few days…without the kids! Would we miss them of course, but time away is always a great way to reconnect and focus on the thing that unfortunately often falls to a lower priority with two little ones…our relationship.

Our good friends, Chris and Gwen Harrison generously invited us to crash in their guest room…so we planned on just relaxing and going with the flow of the Harrison household.  Lucky for us…that meant that tagging along as their guests at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmy party.

Ryan and Trista in a Laundry by Shelli Segal dress she found on sale via Shop It To Me

I must confess, I am a mommy who LOVES an excuse to get dolled up.  And because we hadn’t really had a chance to celebrate Ryan’s 37th birthday—I thought it’d be a perfect way to raise a glass…or a few!

The only problem was what to wear? So I logged on and searched Shop It To Me for dresses, had a few options sent, chose my favorite, and packed it in my suitcase along with a sparkly pair of shoes and handbag (that I got from my Salemail earlier this year). Problem solved.

Fave moments of the party = chatting (albeit for just a minute) with David Arquette to wish him luck on DWTS (not that he needs it since he’s in such great hands with Kym!), having Julie Bowen remember who I was from meeting her last year, and just enjoying a night out with my handsome hubby!

What do you think?  Good choice on the dress?  Ryan thought so!