Round 3 of “all dressed up with nowhere to go” brings me to my favorite type of gown – the formal one. You’ll notice I’m wearing a fake engagement ring. That’s because I’m beginning to think both black tie party invitations and marriage proposals are mythical creatures, so while I’m pretending, I might as well shoot for the moon.
Believe it or not, I’ve never actually worn this gown. My mom picked it up somewhere – probably a thrift store – and kept it for a special occasion. I inherited it to keep for my own special occasion when I tried it on and it somehow fit like a glove. I really love its simplicity – as much as I adore sequins, there is something so elegant about a beautiful, rich, solid-colored fabric in a flattering cut. (But, don’t be fooled – my shoes still have sequins. You can take the girl out of the bling, but you can’t take the bling out of the girl.)
For my makeup, I wanted to do a contrasting lip to really make a statement, since the rest of my look (sequin shoes notwithstanding) is pretty understated. My red lipstick was perfect for the occasion, coupled with a subdued neutral eye to keep from looking like a clown.
Thus concludes my study on holiday attire. But, that is not where the conversation ends! I want to hear all about your parties – and more importantly, your party clothes! Write soon, send pictures! xoxo!