Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gallery opening

My friend Stacey is an excellent artist (we have her piece "Bell Jar"), and she recently opened her very own gallery filled with art and jewelry and beauty, beauty, beauty.


I was very indecisive about what to wear to the gallery opening because I haven't had the chance to wear something fancy in a long time. I decided to go comfortable, semi-casual, but still pretty. The star of the show is that statement necklace from Anthropologie, which was a long-ago gift from Robert. (The flowered scarf in my hair is thrifted.)


The gallery opening was great fun. There was tons of gorgeous art and even more exciting for me, lots and lots of old friends. The gallery is in the town where I was a reporter for eight years. I was also heavily involved in community theater and just up-in the arts community. It was nice to see everyone, and it makes me wonder if I want to get up-in the arts community in our current town. When we first moved here, I loved the anonymity I now had. (In my former home, I wrote a column with my face plastered on it and strangers literally stopped me on the street to comment on it, which was both awesome and unnerving.)


But now, I go back to my old home and immediately feel at home because I know everyone. Oh well, it's only 40 minutes away. Maybe I just need to go back more! Also: I was really excited to have a chance to wear heels. These wedges are super cute and super comfortable.


I threw on some red lipstick too because red lipstick is fun, and I've been wearing it since I decided to go Old Hollywood on our California trip.


My husband, Robert, took these pictures (he pretty much takes all the pictures of me on this blog, lovely man that he is), and he was all about getting a wind-blown skirt shot. I can see why! I feel a little bit pretty, pretty princess in this skirt. It was a beautiful skirt to wear on a beautiful night.

25 comments:

Yvonne - Winter Moon said...

I'd quite like to be a columnist, but not sure I'd want my face plastered all over it for everyone to see.

The gallery sounds perfect! I hope it's a success.

I adore your shoes and skirt, they're lovely.

Dascha Boonstra said...

Nice :D

xoxo
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Angels have Red Hair said...

You look very pretty ... and I adore that necklace.
xx

Emmylou said...

Love that wind-blown skirt shot:) What a lovely outfit, and love that necklace too!

Loulou said...

That must have been lots of fun seeing a bunch of old friends. And you looked very nice doing so. I love your shoes!

two squirrels said...

Perfect for a Gallery opening....very pretty. I do love those shoes. It must have been a wonderful night catching up with old friends.
Love V

Thrifted Shift said...

What a nice evening! I agree about keeping the outfit simple since that necklace makes such a statement!

Miss Maple said...

You're right: a beautiful skirt and beautiful T-straps.

ZoƩ said...

I really like that bell jar piece... the hair is stunning like pink petals, intricately woven together. :)

Shybiker said...

You look beautiful in this outfit.

silvergirl said...

Sounds like fun
Loving this floaty, feminine skirt
Brett

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

You look so cute! Love the flowy skirt! Your shoes look like they came out of The Great Gatsby!
~Sara
Sincerely, Sara

Jacqueline said...

what a lovely flowy skirt. and those pearls are awesome :)

Tamera Beardsley said...

Love the necklace with you dress... beautiful!

Laura Go said...

Really LOVE that last shot with your skirt blowing in the wind! And your necklace is fun! I haven't been to a gallery show in forever, now you've just reminded me!

Sam said...

You look so elegant and polished in this lovely black dress, the accessories are perfect!

Marlen said...

haha i love how your hubby was all about the windblown skirt shot- very creative of him ;) and that's so great you got to see all your old friends again!! and a chance to dress up is always welcome- i love your chic, all black ensemble. and that must have been so strange getting stopped on the street before- i'd feel like a celebrity ;)

xo marlen
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Sofie Marie said...

Your outfit reminds me of a 1920's flapper, all in black with t-bar shoes, and scarf in lovely short hair!

Sofie

LyddieGal said...

I love your mixed media necklace - it's so pretty!
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Style Servings said...

Love all the accessories, you look great!

SweetMarie said...

You look so pretty! Hubby's know how to take good pics of their wives. :)
I'm your newest follower. :)
Hope you have a great week!
Marie

libys11 said...

great necklace!!! love the layered look to the piece! :D

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ANDYSTYLE said...

pretty :)

The Foreigner Girl said...

Congrats to ur friend Stacey for her wonderful job and to ur husband Robert for such beautiful pics!
Keep posting!

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Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

That is a great outfit and love that necklace. We now live outside of London, whereas for many years we were in the thick of it. It is nice to have the ability to pop in and out of town at will. x