Dress? Marchesa Notte, thrifted
Trench? Club Monaco, thrifted
Bracelets? Assembled from vintage pieces and bought from the crazy lady at The Ex.
I went to a rather fancy wedding shower this weekend. It was a bit of a surprise to be invited(!) but it's nice to support a friend and it's also nice to have an excuse to really dress up (granted I don't always need a reason...). I wanted to wear the Marchesa Notte dress I thrifted few weeks ago so it got a quick, temporary alteration to take in the side seams and it was ready for its debut. One minute before we leave for the party I start stressing that the dress may be a touch short for this particular event. As I only knew a grand total of two people at the shower there was no way to gage what the crowd would be like. I didn't want to be 'that girl with the short dress' but I was also really excited to wear my find of the month. It was a little late for doubts though... Thankfully, the third girl I saw at the party was wearing a dress shorter and much tighter than mine. I could have hugged her but that may have been awkward as she wasn't one of the two people I knew.
When I have some time (2013 maybe?), I hope to do a proper fix up of the taking in the side seams and I will release the hem to give myself a bit more length. This dress is immaculately finished (as expected, judging by their price points...) so if I'm going to alter it, it needs to be done right. None of this 'oops! I kinda screwed up... thankfully there is nothing that sequins, duct tape and staples can't fix' business...
(Please take a moment and either a) wonder at my risktaking in heels or b) make a Tom Cruise couch jumping joke...)