Friday, August 16, 2013

The best dress ever (ever, ever, ever)


I don't even know where to start with this dress. I thrifted it about a month ago, and it is the best thrift of my life. Even better than the Isaac Mizrahi dress. This is a polka-dotted, ruffly, soft, silky extravaganza of a dress, and it was $5. AND the tags were still on it. What? 


Here is a series of photos of me in the best dress ever (ever, ever, ever). My face morphs from serenely happy to seriously goofy. What can I say? The dress makes me giddy!


It is a ridiculous dress. When I first bought it, I thought I might be able to dress it down with flip flops or something, but this is no summertime fun maxi-dress. This is a going-out-on-the-town, ruffled, backless, totally sassypants maxi-dress.


So I wore it to the Lion King. The Lion King was as good at being a musical as this dress is at being a dress. Meaning: very, very good.


Here are a few details for your viewing pleasure... First up is my clutch, which was given to me by a student for Christmas last year and is super awesome. I love the beading details, and it fits my cell phone and red lipstick perfectly.


Here is a tiny, tiny, shiny button.


And I wore the same shoes to The Lion King as I did to last weekend's gallery opening because they are cute and comfortable, and I had forgotten they existed, and now that I have rescued them from the back of my closet, I might be wearing them all the time.


I love having an excuse to dress up. I love going out on the town. I love theater. I am mad for musicals. I knew The Lion King was going to be good, but it surpassed my very-high expectations. (Pictured above: the curtain before the start of the show.) The sets and costumes were a-mah-zing. The "Circle of Life" opening with all the animals coming on stage was worth the ticket price in and of itself. I've never seen anything like it. (And I've got to say, I love me some puppets.)


The whole night was just really spectacular and lovely and aesthetically pleasing. Check out the ceiling in the auditorium!


Even the elevators in the parking deck were beautiful. I stayed up past my bed time and had to get up early for training (summer is over people, but it looks like it is going to be an excellent school year), but it was more than worth the sleepiness. I laughed, I cried, my husband wore a bow tie. A girl could not ask for more.

25 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds like just the right occasion to wear such a beautiful dress!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lisa said...

I get the impression you are just a tiny bit in love with your new dress?!
As well you should be, its fab and you look fab in it.
Lisa x

N@NY said...

what a classic dress , i like it so much & i also like ur blog ,

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N@NY
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Ariane Lasalle said...

Beautiful outfit for a night out!
Spectacular!

Thanks for joining my blog hop, so sweet of you!

Have a good weekend

Arianexo

Shybiker said...

Agreed. Superb dress. Perfect for a fancy night out. It looks fabulous from the back.

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

What a great find and perfect outfit for the Lion King.
Ginny

Mabel said...

Whoa what a cool dress! I love the back and the cutout and the tiny, tiny button. I can't believe you got this for $5!!! I've never been to a musical, but Mama Mia is coming to town in January and I might go to that??? I love Abba.

Mabel
Life of Mabel

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh yeah that is not a casual maxi dress. How was the Lion King? My poor friends were in town visiting and spent over $200 on tickets and went the wrong night!

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What an amazing dress! It looks fab on you and I love the cut out back. Now that is $5 well spent!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Thrifted Shift said...

Sassypants! You look great and it looks like you had a great time at the show! What a fabulous night!

she.is.the.one said...

wonderful dress dear :))

blog she.is.the.one

Laura Go said...

what what? That is an awesome steal! I love the open back and the ruffley deets! So gorgeous!

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed my browse thru your blog today. Love the dress...I'm a thrift store addict, too!
Hope you have a great weekend. My name is Mildred!

Veshoevius said...

I love the back with the keyhole opening and opulent frill! $5?? That couldn't get me a return tube journey in London!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow--you look MAV-alous!!!! You got a great deal on that dress which fits you perfectly....

I'm just the opposite --although I'm WAYWAYWAY older than you. Being 71, I don't ever want to dress up again unless I have to!!!! I prefer t-shirts/shorts in summer and sweats in winter.... ha

Thanks for coming to my blog. Next week they will be more joyful, I promise...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sam said...

You look so pretty hun, lovely look!Thanks for your kind words, always appreciated!

Sue said...

Fabulous frock!! I love spots and stripe so I so get why you had to get this dress, and the ruffles at the back, don't get me started. Mmmmmm!

Jane said...

gorgeous dress! and i love musicals, too! i go gaga for them!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Now that is one for the second hand store shopping record books if ever there was! Awesome find, dear gal, it looks like a million dollars on you!

♥ Jessica

Bel said...

What an utterly stunning dress this is! You look so so beautiful, lovely post :) xx

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great dress!

Trees said...

A dress that fab for only $5? This is why thrifting is AWESOME!

Sandra said...

it is a beauty! I love every bit of its gorgeous-ness and you look absolutely divine in it x

Emmylou said...

Oh...em...gee! I love the back of that dress. I'd feel giddy wearing it too:D And have not seen Lion King. Must go next time it shows here in TO.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

holy crap that dress is AWESOME. I am so serious. I NEEED it in my life.