Saturday, February 18, 2012

After-party dress


I've blogged about this dress before. It's the perfect party dress (and by "party dress" I don't mean anything retro or cutesy -- I mean I literally like to wear this dress to parties). I thrifted it at Goodwill and then several months later found a matching dress in gray in a larger size that seems to fit exactly the same. What party am I wearing this perfect party dress to? I'm going to a play directed by a fabulous friend and starring two other fabulous friends. Clearly, I had to look my best. There will be an after party after the play so tonight, this is my perfect after-party dress. 


The pattern is nuts. I love it. I used to buy every oddly-patterned fitted dress I saw. I don't wear that look quite so often now, but this dress is still one of my favorites.


Why am I pointing here? Because posing is awkward, people. It just is. And Robert started giving directions to me including "Point over there! A little bit higher! No, lower!" and so I did. So now we have a pointing picture. You're welcome.


These are my freshwater pearl earrings from Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte. I may never take them off. Freshwater pearls make me think of shopping with my Grandma in Chinatown in San Francisco. I like them more than normal pearls. They're just fresher.


This is Robert. We also bought that snazzy vintage vest at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. I LOVE it. He's putting his hat over his face because he's not sure he wants to be all up on my blog.Too late, Robert. You married a writer, man. An over-sharer. Blogs happen. They just do. And this blog already includes pictures of you.

(Did you like how I rhymed that last little bit? Just going the extra mile for my readers.)

28 comments:

Antonella C'est moi said...

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Mica said...

That is an amazing dress! It really suits you! Have fun at the play and party!

You and your hubby are too cute! :)


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Thrifted Shift said...

I think you're funny and I love your librarian shoes. I think they're even more awesome than mine. Let's be friends.
--TS
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Forest City Fashionista said...

Nothing is more flattering than a wrap-style dress--it makes your waist look teeny-tiny!

Asta said...

nice dress. i love the print. very fun post. take care.

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Melanie said...

I love that crazy pattern too! And I wish I had someone to boss me around taking my photo. I like the pointing shot... And Robert is a snazzy dresser - I'm liking his hat and his vest.

Louise said...

Gorgeous dress! and I love those boots :) xx

Trashsparkle said...

I have boot envy from reading your blog - those are are Very Good Boots indeed. The ones I'm stomping about in this winter are, well, stompy. I need some slinky, fitted ones.... oops, shops here I come ;)

Love the dress - and why not have many, many patterned ones. Went to a vintage clothes fair yesterday - I wimped out of choosing between all the fabulous frocks and bought scarves. It's one small step...;) x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I get what you mean about party dress... mine are usually something a bit slinky and comfortable, although now I'm trying to wear my tonnes of vintage dresses more

Jenna Hughes said...

very DVF

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A-Dubs said...

Utter snazziness, indeed!

Hope the party lived up to the dress's expectations.

Also, you have flowers growing already? Envy burns my soul.

Kirstin Marie said...

Pretty dress! I do love that vest.

Connie said...

Your husband looks adorable. I get it, tho. It drives my husband CRAZY that I have a blog. But he'll come around....
BTW, I LOVE your librarian shoes. Seriously, LOVE them!

Sandra Leiva said...

Cute! <3

Teeny said...

I like the dress, it kinda reminds me of a DVF pattern.Also, i've done pointing photos, and i'm not pointing at anything. crazeeeeeeee.

Pretty Things said...

love the patterns on this dress - fab!

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xxx

Scarlett said...

Its such a great pattern - we all need our fave party (or after party) dress :o) Scarlett x

pastcaring said...

I can see why that dress is one of your favourites, it's lovely and it fits you very well.
Robert's waistcoat and hat are cool, he's got no reason to be hiding! xxxx

Trees said...

I love that dress - it looks so great on you!

Loulou said...

I just can't help but smile when I read you! My husband is the same ... I have so many pictures of him with his hand up covering his face! I can't even convince him that I only want to take one good one for the family album because he suspects it will show up on my blog!

xo Loulou

Rachel Marie said...

Beautiful dress! You seem so sweet and happy in all your photos! I like to see a sparkly personality like that :)
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rach_t said...

your dress is amazing!! the print is so good and it fits you like a glove, i can see why its your go to party dress :)

out of order said...

hehe I love hers and his outfit posts <3

Meghan

Hannah said...

Thank you for your comment! You look so lovely here the dress fits you so well!
dimplesdiaries
x

mistergandme said...

i love your dress- and your husband's vest is just perfect!! my husband doesn't like posing for my blog either :) i'm a new follower and really enjoying catching up on your blog!

caitlin said...

that dress is so, so pretty, and it looks great on you! my boyfriend doesn't much like to make appearances on my blog, either, which is such a shame because he's more stylish than i am (and so handsome)! (i always sneak in a few shots anyway... :p)

Lorena said...

That is such a pretty wrap dress- the pattern somehow resembles the Tory Burch logo.

tiarenie said...

What a great print! I love that dress. This post made me smile because my boyfriend is the same way about not wanting to be in my blog - he's always covering his face in fear that I'm going to post a picture of him!!