shine on

Well, if I'm spending my Saturday night doing responsible work things like a responsible adult, at least those things involved dinner and a cocktail dress.

Brocade dress, vintage; gold glitter clutch, vintage; gold peep-toes, Enzo Angiolini.

Earlier this week, I noticed that the invitation for this evening's dinner (a work thing for the Lunar New Year) had a "black tie optional" dress code. After consulting the internet and several fashionable friends, it was determined that "black tie optional" meant I was safe with a cocktail dress and a sparkly bag.
(Sidenote: this dress has pockets. Every dress should have pockets.)

However, for at least three women at the event tonight, "black tie optional" meant "I can totally wear my wedding dress!"; for a half-dozen other women, it meant jeans and sweaters. The horror.


Ruth said...

what a crazy dress! something i would never pull off the shelf at the store, but it looks great on a real body.

also, i can never pull off a sheath dress, so i'm easily impressed. meow meow collar, meow meow!

soirée enterrement vie de jeune fille said...

Lovely dress so in, so vintage.