| necklace: gift | dress: ASOS (giveaway) | belt: secondhand J.Crew | blazer: F21 | shooties: Payless |
hi everyone! just stopping by with a quick outfit and a quick post. it's been a crazy morning, and I forgot my journal at home, which for me means: I'm feeling a little crazy!
you might remember forever ago that I won a giveaway to ASOS from of corgis & cocktails (thanks, Katherine!) I ordered one dress that was perfect, and one that didn't fit. well, after literally MONTHS of haggling with ASOS, trying to get refunded for the dress I exchanged, and then getting a new voucher code, I got to use the rest of my winnings towards two new dresses (yes, worth the hassle.) here's one of them!
the first dress I chose was a simple knit, but the fit and feel of it made it a total winner. so, though ASOS has loads of pretty party dresses, I chose two more simple knit dresses that I can wear & wear again. I love the lilac color of this one, and yes, it's super comfy. and perfect for concealing a food baby! which is essential criteria for my dresses.
I polished it for work with a blazer and statement necklace, and my new SHOOTIES! that's the official Payless title for them. here's the story with these:
I was one step away from completing my Beyonce costume, I just needed some awesome black shoes. problem being, all the shoes that Beyonce wears are fabulous, though not necessarily practical. I wanted to buy shoes that worked for the costume, but also afterwards in real life. I played around with one pair in a panic, but when I saw these in gray on Sara (for $20, from Payless) I knew those were the ones! for the first time in my life I even paid for rush-shipping!
well, worth it. they came in time, were the missing link for my costume, and were super comfy for hiking through Atlanta. and dancing to Bey. and wearing for the rest of the week.
oh, I should mention (at the risk of renaming my blog to perfectly Beyonce) that these are leftover curls from the show as well. I used them as long as possible until a co-worker (guy) commented "you've really been milking the curls for as long as possible, huh? the schedule on which girls wash their hair just baffles me." I was HORRIFIED and washed them out that evening.
quick post, right. have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!