A selection of my cocktail party adornments
Oh no, what am I going to wear?
First of all, everything feels too tight even though I've been dieting for weeks. Second, I don't have many cocktail dresses - because there aren't enough cocktail parties on my social calendar :-D
So - help me decide, please!
Although many of my "style bibles" recommend the LBD, I'm in a spring mood and NEED colour.
I've boiled down my dress choices to three dresses:
1) Biba leopard print which you see styled for daytime here. I wore it on New Year's Eve 2013 as well, and some of the guests are the same. It doesn't necessarily require a cardigan on top, only if it's cold.
2) Kaliko teal silk/linen dress that I've also worn at a dinner party in April 2014, again with part of the same crowd that will be there on Saturday.
3) Pied a Terre purple silk dress, never worn! But - it's a bit tight around the waist :-(
My choice of shoes is very limited, especially for evening since I've always prioritised daytime footware. Depending on the weather I might add tights, nude fishnets with the leopard dress, and teal green with the two other outfits.
It's no secret that I'm dying to wear the new dress, but I fear the tightness will prevent me from having as much fun as I can. However I can wear this one without a cardigan. A huge plus.
It seems so shallow to be worrying about an outfit a week ahead. But I know that in a well-considered outfit I'll be able to relax and enjoy myself, and bring my bit of fun the party.
And isn't outfit preparation the essence of blogging?
Anyway, tell me what you think, Teal, Purple or Leopard?
I'm taking all three dresses to another party this very minute - Patti's Visible Monday party at the Not Dead Yet Style blog. Maybe I can get some more ideas for Saturday's party :-)
Have a lovely week all