Sunday, March 15, 2009

Special Occasion - Dinner in Vancouver with Friends

I love doing a quick trip over to Vancouver for a day of shopping and visiting with friends. We did dinner with Tony, Laura and Craig, so of course, I had to get dressed up.
I got this dress about a year and a half ago. I've worn it twice now: once for Valentine's Day and on Saturday. The waist is lace with a thin ribbon tie, and the straps are wide lace as well. The skirt is a bunch of overlapping layers, so it has lovely movement.

Doing my green Fluevogs:
L took these pictures, so it's his fault they're blurry, haha!

My clutch:
And my ring:
I did buy a few things in Vancouver: got 2 new pairs of Fluevogs as my anniversary gift from L and bought him a pair too (see how sneakily I get around my "no new shoes" rule?). I also got a jacket and a skirt at a vintage store. I'm planning on wearing all of it this week.

Dress (Esprit), shoes (Fluevog), purse (Aldo), ring (Melanie Lynne), earrings (not shown, don't remember).

12 comments:

  1. Love that dress. I can't wait to see the new Fluevogs. I'm hoping I can talk hubby into letting me have $50 to get an outfit for the wedding in May. I want to try and thrift a cocktail dress. And get a pair of cute peachy peep-toe shoes that I saw at Target or Payless... I can't remember which one. Probably won't have an occasion to wear the dress again, but the shoes will get a ton of wear. Wish me luck on getting a new dress!

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  2. Thanks, Alison! The Fluevogs are divine...I'm so excited to put together outfits for them.

    Good luck! You should be able to find a vintage/thrift dress for under $50, easy. Try to pick a dress that doesn't have too much pattern (a solid colour will be more versatile), so that you can wear it again.

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  3. Great idea on the solid. I'm looking forward to shopping with a purpose. I'm trying hard to cut down on my spending. Thrifting has been a fun challenge as well. I've been working on selling clothes at a consignment shop as well. That gives me a little extra to spend on stuff I want.

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  4. The dress is Beautiful and so are you! Gorgeous shoes, yummy accessories...I am running out of adjectives, help!

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  5. Good for you, Alison! If you can find a simple shape in a dress, the chances of wearing it again are much higher, because you'll be able to change up your accessories.

    Thanks, Mervat! Oh, you're doing just fine, haha!

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  6. Thanks, and welcome, Pretty Little Pictures.

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  7. Gorgeous dah-ling! Love this dress on you!

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  8. Classy dress. I love the way you accessorized it.

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  9. Thanks, Cat! It's a great dress for travel too - it's even washable.

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