I hope everyone had a love-filled V-Day! L and I always go out for dinner, but this year he suggested the opera as well. Sure! Why not!
This is what I wore:
And that's my little gift from L: "Pretty in Pink" (the "Everything's Duckie" edition). Love that movie.
I love this dress too, but I haven't worn it in nearly 2 years. I just kind of forgot about it, I guess. It's lovely, though - the classic "What Not to Wear" dress! Stacy and Clinton would be so proud. I bought it when I was in NYC with Mom a couple of years ago - it's from Filene's Basement.
The brooch and clip-on earrings are vintage, from Grandma J's collection. They aren't marked, but they are well-worn, so I know they were loved. The bracelet was Mom's - also not marked, but likely from the early 60s as well, I think.
Anyway, dinner was fabulous: a shared antipasto plate (cheeses and pickles and olives and prosciutto), lobster Thermidore, and creme brulee for dessert. And a champagne cocktail and wine, of course! Good thing we walked there and back! I had shoes in my bag and just changed whenever we arrived somewhere.
The opera was awful. It was Handel's "Semele" - it sounded interesting from the reviews, but ugh. Nothing happened! Just a lot of singing and the costumes were dull. L and I were both nodding off, our seats were cramped and by the time we hit intermission, we just looked at each other and said, "Let's blow." It felt so liberating.
Dress (Eliza J, New York), shoes (Jessica Simpson), brooch & earrings (Grandma J), bracelet (Mom's).