Last night, we went to a neighbour’s house for an evening of good cheer. Our hostess has one of the best collection of frocks I have ever seen… and she really wears them. And she’s got shoes to match, holy crap.
So, since women generally dress for one another, I broke out this fabulous skirt for her first debut – she’s been hanging around inside my closet, patiently, since sometime last year – this party was the perfect place to wear her.
She’s a smoke-y coloured organza skirt (mmm… shimmer!) with a silver satin underlay, and she has some crinoline under the hem to help the A-line stand up a bit. There’s an inverted pleat under the black belt buckle to make it flare, so when I sway from side to side, I look like a bell, in a gorgeous way. Since the I knew the attendees would vary in attire from jeans to downright dressy, I paired it with a plain black turtleneck with short-sleeves. I had heels on in the pic, but them switched them at the last minute for these slouchy stilettos, which looked less formal, all told.
Bracelets on each wrist, and that navy beaded cocktail ring. Bling!! I also tied a gigantic black angora wrap around my neck, to ward off the draft while making chit-chat in and around the entrance of her house… and also because it looks rather smashing.
I can’t wait to wear that skirt again… it was tres swish, in a Mad Men kind of way. *swoons* I should have bought it a size smaller (they didn’t have one in stock) but it’s really not too big once the waist is cinched. And anyway, this way I can eat more pie.
black turtleneck – Forever 21, (ancient)
organza skirt in smoke, with belt – Le Chateau,
$90 $30 (super-sale!)
black microfibre stiletto boots – Le Chateau, (ancient)
metallic leopard clutch – Le Chateau, $30
black angora wrap – Tommy Hilfiger, (gift!)