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Very simple outfit below, but I loved it nonetheless. This LBD is one of my favorites: it’s comfortable, flattering, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down.
Outfit: Gap Outlet LBD (2006), Talbots Wedges (2011)
Accessories: Belt (Masque Boutique, 2009), Jade Shoulderduster Earrings, Assorted Bracelets (tan stud wrap bracelet was complimentary from BaubleBar for signing up; BaubleBar’s now offering $10 off when you sign up for an account)
Occasion: Running Errands (and hanging out with friends)
Vibe: Relaxed, but put together
Close up of bracelets:
I wore this outfit when I went to get a haircut and to visit a friend’s baby. Her baby’s adorable, but while my other friends held the one-week old baby, I refused.
I have a huge fear of dropping babies, so I’d rather not have any potential liability issues. Also, I am known for having some pretty questionable child-raising techniques.
In any event, I was lucky. The baby peed on the mother and tooted three times while being held by another friend.
I, on the other hand, was able to admire and coo from afar…which is also good for the baby because he was not dropped at all.
This time, I added my coral and black bead necklace (gift) and my white pearl strand necklace (bought in the Philippines), my pearl and moonstone earrings (Dasha Boutique), my black lacquer flower ring (gift), my silver painted wooden cuff and rhinestone bracelet (NYC’s Chinatown), and my Aldo silver d’Orsay peeptoe pumps (my wedding shoes!).
My husband said I had one too many accessories on and that I had to remove an item. I ended up switching my flower ring from my right hand to my left hand. That’s kind of like removing an item.
I also added color! Note the coral wrap (borrowed from my mum) inspired by Olyvia of KmartVogue in this post. I tried to style it with a knot in the back as she did, but I wasn’t able to get it to look quite right, so I settled with the casual drape.
I got a compliment on the wrap and couldn’t resist saying, “Thanks, I borrowed it from my mom!” There’s a strange kind of look that I receive when I say something like that, but I always want to give credit where it’s due.
Also, Lola complimented me on my eye shadow application. I spent a good twenty minutes on it, so I was pleased that she had noticed (the green smoky eye takes a lot of skill!).
One of my favorite parts of the night was when we were drinking wine and I made a pseudo Kalimotxo. I’m not a huge fan of wine (I prefer beer), but I do like mixed drinks. I did a 1:1 ratio of red wine and Coke, then added a splash of 7-Up (no lemons/limes were available). It was pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself.
Although we wanted to stay back and dance with the youngins, we decided that we just couldn’t hang and called it a night. Good thing, too, because my husband and I had to get up bright and early for the next event: my cousin’s wedding.
As I’ve mentioned before, Kasmira from What I Wore 2Day has asked her readers to send her a picture of them wearing their LBDs.
I wore this LBD to church today, but with a grey cardigan:
For night, I switched to a green cardigan, added the opera length necklace, and added some green eye shadow and liner:
Marron LBD (gift from a friend in 2011)
H&M Green Cardigan (bought in 2008)
Mossimo Pearce Camel Patent Pumps (bought from Target in February 2011)
Faux Amethyst Earrings (Valentine’s Day 2008 gift from my husband)
Hematite Bracelet (gift from my auntie in VN in 2008)
Beaded Necklace (gift from my auntie in VN in 2003; I ended up giving it to my mom, but borrowed it for today)
Detail of bow in the back of the dress:
Green eyeliner and eyeshadow:
China Glaze in Wagon Trail (a dark olive green with flecks of bronze):
My husband and I were ready to check out the bar that we were supposed to go to on Wednesday evening, but per usual, after dinner, we got tired and decided to call it a night. That means that I may just wear this dress again on Friday…and that’s just fine with me!