Last weekend, we attended the post-wedding party of some friends. The soiree was held on the top floor of the Peabody hotel in Little Rock (the view!). I chose a midnight blue velvet Bisou Bisou number and I loved the effect, velvet makes it appropriate for Fall/Winter but the slinky factor makes it a fun party dress.
what I wore: dress – vintage via cheap thrills, heels – steve madden
This dress has been around the block, as is the case with all good vintage. I first saw it in the window at Mae’s, (I was truly window shopping!) then my friend Angela wore it beautifully to a wedding (here) earlier this summer. A few weeks ago, my mom surprised me with it after my friends at Cheap Thrills told her I had my eye on it. I’d been saving it for a special occasion and our 1st anniversary was just that.
what we wore: seersucker suit – bespoke vintage, shoes – asos, bow tie – handmade by my grandma, shirt – banana republic, dress – vintage christian lacroix via cheap thrills, platforms – jeffrey campbell (also wore them on my wedding day!), earrings – vintage from mae’s, cocktail ring – kate spade, clutch – tj maxx
A couple of weeks ago, Ro and I went to New Orleans for the wedding of a friend. I knew it would be a chic affair so the outfit planning began months ago.
On Ro: My mom found this seersucker suit at a thrift store and bought it for one of my brothers. They were not interested so she gave it to Ro. Coincidentally, it fit him beautifully. I learned how to tie a bow tie for the occasion so that he could wear one of my papa’s (my grandma made a bow tie to match every dress).
On me: I found this dress by accident at cheap thrills. Harriet (the proprietor) was showing me a full length leopard fur in the back room and I spied this adorable polka dot number. I asked about it and she said it wasn’t exactly for sale but she’d lend it to me. I tried it on and we both agreed that I had to have it. So, out of the goodness of her heart, she sold it to me.
I love to see a good looking couple. I always tell the other half of my couple that we need to look like we are going to the same place. That doesn’t mean we must coordinate or even compliment. It’s just a succinct way to remember if we’re going to a cocktail party, I shouldn’t look like I’m headed to the opera and he shouldn’t look like he’s going to a baseball game. We’re going to the same place, no matter where that is. Here are some good examples from my pinterest board of the same name.
what I wore: blazer – liz claiborne petites, dress – forever21, heels – bcbg, skirt – max studio, sweater – thakoon for target, brooch/earrings – vintage, ring – kate spade
On Valentine’s day evening, I wore the monochrome fuchsia to dinner with my hubby. The next day, I was still in a pink state of mind but wanted to mix it up. So I pulled the bold blazer on over a black ensemble. I think I actually prefer the bold fuchsia look!