Outfit Details | Dress (Jill Jill Stuart, available here and here), Jacket (J Crew, similar), Shoes (Guess), Sunglasses (Karen Walker, no longer available), Purse (Rebecca Minkoff, no longer available), Lipstick (MAC “Ruby Woo”), Belt (Kate Spade New York).
Yesterday was an amazing day. I co-hosted my first blogger event with my good friend and fellow blogger Bobbie, author and creator of Even If Nobody Reads This. Before I share all of the fabulous details with you on tomorrow’s blog post (you would not believe how many pictures I need to go through!), I wanted to show you all what I wore. Events have always been slightly stressful for me because I never really knew what I wanted to wear/how I wanted to look. I would hem and haw in front of my closet for hours overthinking every last item of clothing until I would just get too overwhelmed and would throw on the easiest thing within reach. However, nowadays, I get excited at the idea of dressing for an event because I have started to view them as a fun opportunity for me to dress up to the nines! While I still obsess over the details (“What lipstick should I wear?!” “This purse of this one?!” “I need to find the perfect nail color!”), I have found that I actually enjoy putting it all together. Of course, planning my event outfit is always easy, especially when you have the perfect dress.
This dress. Oooooh, this dress. When I first saw this dress, it drew me in with it’s full tea-length A-line skirt and it’s dreamy rose printed silk fabric. It was perfect. In an attempt to have some semblance of self-control, I told myself, I’ll only buy this stunning dress if it fits perfectly. Well, the rest is history because once I put it on, I did a little turn and all I could do was smile. I knew this dress was coming home with me and I realized that it would be the perfect dress to wear to my big beauty event!
Now, this dress is actually labeled as a gown. Most people would shy away from wearing a gown in a casual city like San Francisco, but as most of you know, I find that I feel my best when I’m all gussied up. Really, it’s about finding what works for you, and if what works for you is a fabulous ball gown, I hope you wear the heck out of that ball gown!
Thanks for reading and make sure you tune in tomorrow for pictures from the event!