I have been attending a lot more dressy events as of late. And while some of them are fun, others of them leave me wondering, “I put on pants for this?” Now, for the record, I do not limit my trouser-wearing to fancy occasions. I make sure I’m fully-clothed before leaving the house. It’s rather the idea that sometimes, after getting all dressed up, I get there and realize that I would rather be pants-less and at home. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely enjoy getting all dolled up. Probably more than most. But sometimes, I feel like I put in so much effort and the evening is a letdown. I’d liken it to New Year’s Eve. You get all excited, curl your hair, put on pants, whatever you do and, after all that fuss, the night turns out to be completely ordinary. And isn’t that kind of why we dress up? In anticipation of something extraordinary? To tell you the truth, my most extraordinary times have been when I least expected them. When I was on holiday in the middle of nowhere looking a mess. When someone dragged me someplace I didn’t want to go and literally all I did to get ready was put on pants. Basically, the times when I expected nothing were the ones I hold closest to my heart. The moral of the story? You don’t have to put on pants to have a truly memorable time.
Shareen Collection strapless dress (similar $, similar $$), Jerome C. Rousseau platform sandals (similar $$, similar $$$), Kelly Wearstler necklace, silk scarf from India, bodychain (similar $,similar $$,similar $$$$), Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), Kevyn Aucoin “Matte Lip Color” in Timeless
Photos by Michele LoBosco