Saturday, November 10, 2012

Party Dressing

I did the best thing ever today. My friend Holly invited me to a Hello Gorgeous! event. They served mimosas and salad with blue cheese crumbles (along with lots of other stuff). Less than five minutes into the program, I was crying my face clean off. I was unprepared for all the crying.

The entire event was so inspiring, so joyful, so emotional. It was every good thing about being a woman - topped off with a shot of red lipstick.

I had to dig deep to find something to wear. I wasn't going to be the girl who shows up at something called Hello Gorgeous! looking drab.

My gorgey Shabby Apple wonder saved the day.

I hadn't worn it in a while and, truth be told, I could have benefited from some Spanx. And a lint roller. But I just kept hitching it down and sucking it in.  

I paired it with a chartreuse cardi (J Crew outlet), my "new" necklace bought for $0.25 at an old lady church sale and my boots (Marshalls), to keep it from looking too Jackie O.

Not that there's anything wrong with Jackie O.

Oh, and my tres fetching cold sore. I paired it with that, too.
And an aqua bangle that failed to make the frame.

I rolled home after 4 hours of partying, 1 visit to the jail, and a mad-dash in a freak November rain shower and had Cory snap a couple pics while the neighbor's son watched the whole spectacle from his porch.

(My life rarely makes sense anymore. I've accepted it.)

I must say, it was fun to have a reason to zip into something fancy for a change. It put me in the mood for more party dresses, so I did a little pretend shopping.

This is my hands-down favorite. Swoon! (Also most expensive. Figures.)

And this.

This makes me want to go ride a horse.

I could go on and on.

I'm thinking this might be a good time to embrace some party dressing. Even if I have to throw the party myself.