So I have a swanky cocktail gala to go to next weekend. I know, people who use words like "swanky" have no business going to any sort of gala, swanky or not. I got the tickets for free, and I am obligated to go as the school will be getting a grant for our playground at this gala. The difficulty was, of course, what to wear.
I had a great plan. I have a beautiful longish black skirt that I would wear, and a friend was going to loan me a lacy top, or a beaded sweater to wear with it. Then I googled for pictures of last year's gala. Guess what? The ladies all wore gowns; satin, and beaded and bedazzled to the nines. My sweater and skirt plan was not going to cut it.
So, I had DH drive me to a dress shop where I figured they would have something that was a)fancy, b)affordable and c)would fit the after-Christmas me. He parked out front and set the seat back for a nap. Said, "take your time, I'll just rest here."
So the amazing part? I found the dress, tried it on, paid for it and was back in the jeep in 8 minutes. Aaamaazing (say it long, like Oprah does). And I LOVE, love, love it. I may only wear it to this one swanky event, but I feel beautiful just knowing it is in my closet. It's black so I don't have to buy new shoes. Perfect, really.
This is it. Simple. Not blingy. Classic, in a Jackie O. way.
it was on SALE!