I took the day off today (glorious!) to visit my Dermatologist. So here I am blogging, too. Ironing can always wait until later. First, here is my holiday wreath.
It's a little bit Charlie-Brown in its crookedness this year but we still enjoy it. I bought a plain pine wreath from Trader Joe's and added the decorations myself. Next year I'll work on making it more symmetrical, and get my husband hang it up. ;) I just love the smell of cloved oranges with the pine needles.
Ok, on to the fun stuff: party dresses! I had to find a replacement for my gold one, so I went to the huge BCBG store on Union Square. First, I'll start with what I wanted to buy.
This was incredibly expensive. It was part of their "Runway" collection, which the cynic in me thought was just an excuse to charge three times as much as their other inventory. Just because it was real silk instead of synthetic material, it was Made in China like all the rest. That said, this photo really doesn't do it justice. The strips of silk hanging down from the waistline moved beautifully and it was quite a stunning cocktail dress. But reason prevailed, I decided to save my money.
So I ended up with this one. It had been marked down and was nearly the same price as my gold one so I could make an even exchange. The silhouette has a real classic/retro feel to me. I thought it was fun, classic, and I don't have anything in my closet like it. Once again, this photo doesn't really do the dress justice.
Here is a photo from the website to give a better idea of what it looks like. It has tiny tiers of chiffon layered one over the other, with four hombre-like gradations. You can view the product page here.
I wore it with these earrings.
I could definitely swap out this sash it came with and wear some other kind of belt, and in fact I would have if I'd had time. I think a black sash with grey rhinestones that ties in the back could be fantastic - or even a wider, brightly colored one to stand out against the grey. I also think that if I got tired of the mesh at the top, I could have it altered to turn it into a strapless dress.
What are you fashionistas up to? Do you have any more holiday parties to dress yourselves for before New Year's Eve?