Sunday, February 13, 2011

A bit of formality

My newish job involves attendance at a number of formal events.  Luckily, I have always been a believer in black dresses and own two. I have had one of these dresses since my senior prom and is a black halter neck maxi dress. The other is a recently acquired short black dress with a double-v neckline. I know that black is boring to some, but if you’re  on a budget and expect to dress up a minimum of 2 to 3 times a year for work functions, an LBD is an old reliable friend that is easy to accessorise.

I had the pleasure of attending one of these formal evenings last Saturday, so donned the new LBD with a pair of chandelier earrings, patent Ferragamo kitten heels and a solid-silver clutch.

For a cover up, I dug out my chanel-esque vintage cropped jacket with a dyed fox fur collar – it was my Grandmother’s – she held on to her best bits and gave them all to me a few years ago. I only get to wear these beauties once in a while, but always feel like a million bucks when I do.

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