The weather was positively dreary though! Grey, rainy, and chilly.
|Dress: Sophie Theallat for The Limited (Similar here)|
|Belt: Torrid (Sold out on-line; May be available in stores)|
The man and I were going out to dinner to celebrate my birthday, and I really wanted to wear this outfit. The weather was not cooperating, but I decided to wear it anyway.
We went out for a nice Italian dinner, so what could be better than a dress that makes me feel like Sophia Loren?
|Shoes: Vera by Vera Wang (Kohl’s – sold out on-line)|
I like the juxtaposition of the ladylike dress with the moto jacket. Some would say
that these two pieces don’t go, but this gal likes her sweet mixed with a
little spice. Leather and lace is a new classic in my book.
|Clutch: Target (old)|
As I looked around the restaurant, all I saw were jeans and other casual clothes. I suddenly felt a little overdressed, but I’d rather be a little overdressed for an occasion than under-dressed.
After dinner, we picked up the kids from the grandparents and went to DQ to enjoy dessert as a family. I was DEFINITELY overdressed for Dairy Queen, but as the man and kids loudly and embarrassingly sang me “Happy Birthday,” my wardrobe choices hardly seemed to matter. I felt special and silly and had fun with my family. Also, the new pumpkin pie Blizzard…not too shabby.
|Bow ring: The Limited|
|Moto jacket: The Limited|
Who cares if this outfit was not exactly weather or event appropriate?
It’s my birthday, and I can wear what I want! 😀
P.S. I altered this dress to suit my needs. The dress was too long, but hemming meant losing the pretty scallop hem detail. I opted to have only the lining hemmed to keep the lace and to show more leg. I love that the flash of skin at the hem echoes the neckline. The shortened lining creates a longer leg line that I find more flattering for my petite frame. I am all about making clothes work for my body and for my personal aesthetic. Alterations are a great way to make that happen. After all, we should ALL be able to wear what we want EVERY DAY!!