Cue the Britney: “Oops, I did it again. I played with your heart, got lost in the game. Oh baby, baby”
Well, I’m not playing with anyone’s heart these days (not in a bad way, at least) but WJW did do it again. And more quickly than ever before.
I had a fundraising event in Central Park last week and was left scratching my head at what on earth to wear. While my closet is literally chock full of dresses, only one was top of mind: the green Kate Spade “Betty” dress I’d worn a mere 11 days earlier.
I rarely repeat special occasion dresses even months later, but a mere two weeks? Unheard of! But, I must admit. There’s just something special about this dress. I can’t put my finger on it, but I am literally obsessed. Since I returned from my Mom’s party, “the dress” has been hanging on the outside of my small closet, so I can admire it on a daily basis.
But instead of serving as inspiration, it’s almost been taunting me. “Take me out again!” it seems to say to me each morning. I gave in for this event and took “Betty” out for another spin. And I’m glad I did as the dress was just as perfect for the event itself as it was at the after party.
However, even though I repeated the dress, but accessorized a bit differently this time. This was an outdoor event, where I’d be on my feet for hours. While I love the Louboutins I wore the first time, they’re not exactly the most comfortable shoes out there. Frankly, your feet ache after a while. So I swapped in the Gucci sandals below, which are one of the most comfortable pairs I own. They’ve gotten me through loads of weddings and special events over the years and were a great bargain at Bergdorf’s semi-annual sale back in 2004. The retail was well over $400 at the time, but I paid closer to $200 with the multiple discounts. Aah, to still work right next door to this retail shrine.
Next, handbag. It’s been eons since I’ve used this clutch and I’m not really sure why. It’s made by a label called Tusk and I picked it up at Bloomingdales around 2004 as well. Cute design and the price point was under $100 at the time. For the evening, a perfect contrast to my dress.
While this style is no longer made, I love one of the designs in their current collection at just $110. The colors are gorgeous and would dress up a simple black or white dress.
Clutch available at: https://www.tusk.com/product_detail.php?pid=511
And finally, jewelry. I simply traded one sparkly bracelet for another. Below is the bracelet I wore this time, a Ben Amun creation that I found on Gilt Group, one of the best sites for sale jewelry. I love the juxtaposition of the girly sparkles, with the tougher-looking chains that pull it all together.
Once again, the dress was a huge hit. In particular, with the light of an outdoor event, the green dress gave my green eyes an almost eerie glow. I receive compliments on my peepers more than I can even begin to mention. But that evening, did I dare admit they’re enhanced by colored contacts? I’m not that innocent.