Saturday, July 28, 2012

What I Wore: Classy Reunion

What I Wore: Classy Reunion

Last weekend was Andy's 10-year high school reunion.  I had known about it several months in advance and as soon as I found out about it, I started looking for THE perfect dress.  I had wanted to purchase a multi-occasion black dress for a while, but never had an event in mind for which it would be worn.  Now I had my chance.  I had had my eye on the J. Crew Origami Sheath Dress.  Luckily, this one was of the small percentage of petites offered on the site.  I waited for it to go on sale.  When it went on sale, I decided to hold out for a an additional 30% off sale, but no such luck.  It was taken off the sale section when the next 30% off promo became available.  I told myself the next time it went on sale that I would buy it.  It stayed in the regular price section for quite a while.  Because of my faithful stalking, I caught it on sale again the second it was available.  I pulled the trigger.  I decided on the charcoal because it's a softer than black, yet neutral and flattering on me.  So now I've got an LGD (little grey dress).

Next, shoes.  Ugh, shoes.  I hate shoe shopping in person because my size (5.5-6) is usually sold out.  Online shoe shopping can be disconcerting because you can never be sure of how they'll fit despite reading customer reviews.  I took a leap of faith and ordered the Naturalizer Lennox in taupe patent.  The color is great for me.  Nude pumps can be tricky; what melts into your skin can be too pink or too light or too dark for me.  I got lucky... super lucky with these guys.  

Neither of these items was cheap, but I got a reasonable deal on the dress and can wear it to multiple occasions.  I paid full price for the shoes, but I can wear them in all seasons and with 95% of what I have in my closet.  While they were both investment pieces, I can now call off my searches for these wardrobe workhorses that will serve me for years to come.

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