Y’all were so AWESOME to vote on all the gala dresses I suggested last time. I got seriously candid feedback in the form of comments, Facebook remarks, emails, recommended links, etc.
It’s like having hundreds of sisters weigh in on what I should wear. (This was great in this case – maybe not so great if I’d been trying to settle on a wedding dress.)
So……I did try on a couple of the ones I wrote about. Plus numerous other dresses at Macy’s, and Nordstrom’s, and then I ordered more on line.
I didn’t like anything.
Out of sheer desperation, I wandered into a mall and walked by a Cache. I don’t shop there but apparently they’re going out of business and they had mark downs! At the back, were evening gowns.
I tried one wacky dress on because it caught my eye. I left the store without buying it but thought about it for a whole week. A floor length pleated blouson navy dress with oversized gold leaves was not what I had in mind’s eye. But it felt so unique and it looked so lovely.
So a week later, I went back, and they STILL had my size and another 15% off. A $300 dress I got for the bargain prize of $126! Score.
The gala was tonight and was a lot of fun despite the fact that I was exhausted (I flew in straight from Montana, had a four hour flight delay in Denver, landed to rush hour thunderstorms, but we still made it to the event before 8 – whew!). I went for Grecian goddess styling with long lean gold dangling earrings, hair pulled back (ponytail still damp from shower), smoky eyes, and gold strappy heeled sandals. It wasn’t quite as formal of an event as I originally thought, so the beaded dresses would have been too much. Here it is, and my cute date (thanks for your help!):
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