Recently, we received an invitation to a Black Tie Wedding. It’s a family wedding, so I couldn’t wear just any old thing, nor did I have anything suitable in my wardrobe for such an event.
Here in Australia, it’s summer from December through to February. While I dreamed of a beautiful floor length gown with a vintage fur (or faux if I couldn’t find one in budget) and gloves, I knew it was just not practical. I did Google to see the parameters for modern day Black Tie standards, and found that cocktail gowns are deemed appropriate. I found the perfect dress (see Black Tie Wedding: The Winter Edition for styling) but as it was on its way to me I realised I ordered a size up from my regular size. Bother! It was well too big, and just as well because it was fully lined and velvet – not ideal for a summer day!
An agonising process, I waited a little longer before placing an order at ModCloth on Cyber Monday. I’d been hoping the dress I was eyeing off would be a Black Friday special but alas it was not. Thank goodness for Cyber Monday – although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I know I sure am thankful for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. The dress arrived to me a few days ago, and although it runs a little big around the waist, it fits quite well everywhere else. I sourced the perfect shoes (pictured) and think I’ve found accessories for my outfit, but need to put everything together so that hopefully it will turn out a little like what you see below in Black Tie Wedding: The Summer Edition.
What Katie Did Retro Contrast Seamed Tights , $20 AUD
Atmos&Here Classy Rounded Pearl Earrings at The Iconic $15 AUD
Alannah Hill She Laughs So Loud Wrap $169 AUD
Strandbags Lustre Ruched Diamonte Frame Evening Clutch $21 AUD
Forever New Sabrina Embellished Clutch Bag $60 AUD
Forever New Lacey Petite Stretch Bracelet $17 AUD
Forever New Alexia Stone Stud Earrings $9.99 AUD
I’m looking forward to the self pampering that will happen between now and 18 January, as well as doing my hair and make up, and painting my nails! I haven’t done that in a long time.
Do you have any special events in 2015? Share them here with me, I love a great party!