Ahhhh!!!! If you read this entry from a few days ago you'll know the fashion dilemma I was faced with for the upcoming retirement party in San Diego this weekend. I thought I was all set, I'd spent weeks finding and creating the perfect ensemble and was super excited to wear what I'd come up with... and then yesteday when talking to my brother-in-law (who lives in San Diego and is helping to put together the party) all of my perfect-ensemble-plans were dashed in an instant!
What it comes down to is that the party is even more casual than I thought (with a beach theme, and all) that my cute black dress with leopard belt and patent leather stilettos was just going to be a little too much. Boo! :( So I'm on the phone with him, realizing that the party is just a few days away, and thinking, Now what am I going to do???
He suggested a sundress, which is what I had been thinking, except that a sundress in the middle of winter seems ridiculous. "Not in San Diego," he says. "It's 75 degrees here today and girls wear sundresses year round. You'll be totally fine in something like that."
Okay, a sundress it is. But what kind? I didn't want a super-casual one that I'd wear with flip flops to an afternoon BBQ. This is, afterall, still an evening event with catered food, a hired band, etc. I knew I had already scoured my closet for a "dressier" sundress and found absolutely nothing. And I also knew that I wouldn't be totally comfortable and happy that day unless I was wearing something I was really excited about. A little superficial, I know, but it just makes me feel better so I can enjoy myself more and not even think about it.
So at lunch I ran down to the nearest store, not really expecting to find something. Just as I'm thinking to myself that I'm never going to find anything, my eyes land on this sweet little dress:
Except mine isn't hot pink, it's light purple and light blue melded together with a white paisley design running over parts of it. Hard to explain, and I couldn't find a picture of it, but it's actually really cute and springy looking (and more casual looking than that pink one) so I think it will be perfect for Saturday. And you know what the best part is?
I already have some hot Jessica Simpson shoes that match the blue in the dress! My shoes are actually a couple shades darker, which I honestly think looks a little better so it's not too matchy matchy. And they're peep toe slingbacks with a light wood heel and platform, making them 5+ inches tall! Very sassy, but not nearly as dressy as the black patent peep toe stilettos I was originally planning to wear with that black dress.
Okay, this is it, I think I'm finally DONE planning outfits to wear to this thing! :)