[ the winner! via: FCUK ]
I am no longer a shabby ball-and-chain grain-sack-wearing wife of a musician. I'm fabulously glittery arm-candy!!!
After a self-pity-party (think Taylor Swift's White Horse, without the douche-y boyfriend), I shelled out some buckeroos for an on-sale sequined number from French Connection. It was one of my contenders in my last post. I was surprised to find it. In MY SIZE, no less! This dress will have to work overtime: I'm wearing it to the CD release tomorrow AND to my lovely friend's wedding in September.
Of course, it wasn't the first (or last) dress that I tried on. Here are some of the (still pretty awesome) rejects:
[ Gorgeous and luxe silk/lace. Too boxy, maybe and I felt somehow like Lydia from Beetlejuice. Dress: Anthropologie ]
[ Loved this but it was too office-y for either occasion. Dress: Anthropologie ]
[ Lots of options at FCUK ]
[ crappy camera-phone pics. Gawd, clearly these dresses are made for much shorter girls. Holy legs Batman! Dresses: Anthropologie/FCUK ]
I became easily distracted and ended up hauling some non-dress items into the change room with me. I really need to just avoid shopping altogether.
[ lovely jersey cardi with appliqué @ Anthro. I really almost bought this, but held onto a small shred of self-restraint. These jeans are my faves - Dittos that I picked up for 90% OFF in Winnipeg this summer! ]
[ But I couldn't resist the floral cotton bra/panty set... these came home with me ]
[ I also bought these pants from FCUK... also on sale. the photo does them serious injustice. so hot! ]
[ I left this pretty pencil skirt behind. Couldn't justify the $198 price tag. Yikes! ]
So I have the dress. The trick? How to accessorize this baby for each occasion (hopefully with items i already own). Here's what I'm thinking:
CD RELEASE PARTY:
[ images via: FCUK, Polyvore.com, D&G, American Apparel, welovecolors.com, nordstroms.com, Joe's Jeans, talullahtu.co.uk ]
Of course, the problem is, I'll need to improvise. I don't own any of the above accessories (besides the white Sigerson Morrison shoes - from the wedding, and the pink tights - a gift from my ex-boss) but I can surely go Jumanji on my closet (it's a bloody jungle, I swear) and find something close.