Sunday, December 13, 2009

Special Occasion - Festivus Party!

When I hit my goal weight three years ago, I rewarded myself with something very special: my "Fifty Pound Dress" (my goal was to lose 50 pounds). I wore it a couple of times, but then it sat at the back of my closet for 2 years - see, it was a long gown...but it hit me at my ankles. In bare feet, it still wasn't floor length, so it just looked goofy when I had heels on.

This year, I knew I wouldn't be able to buy a new party dress, so I hauled it out and took it to a tailor and had it shortened to cocktail length.

Is that not the most stupendously gorgeous dress? It's a stretch satin, with gold lace, embroidery, beading and sequins. It even has that on the back:
And of course, it shows off my tattoo. Anyway, I felt like a million bucks in this all night.

Festivus was a blast! Here I am getting my ass kicked by Alison in the Feats of Strength:Alison is a Valkyrie! She kissed my fist before slamming me to the table and she went on to win the women's championship easily. At least all my pushups meant I looked good while I lost!

Here I am with Inigo at 4:30am:
The glass of wine was probably not needed by then, haha!

A closeup of the dress:
I love how the design is off-centre and uneven. So pretty. This dress was regular $600 and I got it on sale for $125. Worth every penny.

Check out the back:


Dress (Planet), shoes (Friis and Company, gift from L), earrings (Plum).

14 comments:

  1. WOW, this looks fantastic on you. Great idea to hem it.

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  2. That dress is gor-GEOUS, Boozy McGee. ;-D

    Hope you had a great time; sure looks like you did!

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  3. Such a pretty dress and a great reward for losing 50 pounds! I like the length you had it tailored to. Looks like you had a great time. Keep up the push-up and maybe the next Festivus celebration you can win!

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  4. That's a kick ass dress + you look amazing in it - it was a great idea to have it shortened....

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  5. Thanks, FA, I was really pleased with how it came out.

    Boozy McGee?? Kristen, I think you have me mistaken for...no, wait, that's about right, haha! Thanks! We had a blast!

    Alison, thanks - yes, it was the perfect reward. I am never getting rid of it. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    Thanks, Barbara! And thank you very much for commenting!

    Thanks, Lorena! It turned out great, didn't it?

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  6. Just beautiful, Sheila. Even not having the advantage of seeing the dress when it was long, I think you made the right decision - you'll get a ton of mileage out of it at cocktail length, and you look gorgeous in it!

    Glad that you had a good time at the party. ;)

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  7. Thanks, Kari! Yeah, I realize that I don't have any pictures of it full length, but it was just more black, nothing special. It was a fun party...even though I stayed up way too late!

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  8. What a beautiful dress! That party looks like it was quite a blast, & your arm muscles are epic.

    xx
    Julia

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  9. Thanks, Julia! It was so much fun. My arm muscles are better than they were, but not quite epic - you are too kind!

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  10. You look amazing in this dress. Shortening it was such a great idea! sounds like you had a great time.

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  11. Thanks so much, K! Yes, it was a blast. :)

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  12. Beautiful dress Sheila - and I bet it looks far better at it's current length :-)

    The party sounds amazing fun - do we get an invite next year? ;-)

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  13. Ha! Absolutely - if you're in my neck of the woods! Although we won't have another Festivus party for two years.

    Thanks! I love the dress at the new length.

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