You know those pieces that just kinda, well, grab you? This dress is one of them. I tried on a different pattern at the store, then waited for it to go on sale online. Both patterns went on sale at the same time, I impulsively bought this one instead, and I've been wearing it ever since. Since I'm not usually a huge fan of navy, I kind of surprised myself. I wore it to my last Publishing club book launch and even my college graduation!
Wednesday, August 19
These past few months, my life has been a whirlwind—I went from a summer internship to a full-time, salaried position in a different department of the same company (knocking something else off my Thirty Before Thirty!); I’m a bridesmaid in my roommates’ wedding next week, which is states away from Boston; and I’m moving out of my apartment and back home. Add in a ton of summer events, another Cape trip last weekend, and going through my to-try list of bars and restaurants…I’ve been booked solid.
With all of the craziness, versatile clothing pieces are invaluable. Last year I found these red-orange capris at TJ Maxx and couldn't say no. This summer they’ve been a staple: I've worn them to a Dave Matthews Band concert, several Fridays at work, and on chillier summer evenings.
Friday, July 10
Friday, July 3
Wednesday, July 1
Over a month ago now, on the day of my senior week boat cruise, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts with some friends to see the Hokusai exhibit. (If you're in Boston before August 9th, I highly recomend checking it out!)
(Endless apologies for the quality of these photos--I wasn't originally planning on taking photos and only had about ten minutes before I had to go meet my friends!)
Monday, June 29
Ever since I failed the driver's test eye exam and could no longer deny that I needed glasses, I've been a bit disgruntled with my eyes. (Carrots are my favorite, so I believed my eyesight would be perfect!) But perhaps more annoying than having poor eyesight is shopping for glasses. They're just so expensive, and for things that might break at any time!
My first pair, and my current pair, served me well for six years--outside of the fact that now the prescription is wrong. While I could have put new lenses in my old frames, I need something new. And something cheaper.
Step in Warby Parker. I discovered this brand through the blogosphere, when reviews of their Home Try On started popping up left and right. So I put in my order and sat back to away my tester frames. It was only after I ordered my box that I realized there's a brick-and-mortar Warby Parker on Newbury Street in Boston, but I have to say that getting a box in the mail reminded me of when I used to get Ipsy and Birchbox!
Friday, June 12
There are endless ways to wear cocktail dresses. Besides the obvious (a wedding or birthday party), try dressing up and heading to a new exhibit opening at your local museum or throw a dinner party at your apartment. (If you're in need of any other variety of evening dress, check out Sherry London's selection of elegant prom gowns or stunning bridesmaid dresses--or head to their sale section!) See some of my favorites below:
|I'm really loving this white empire waist gown from the sale section|
If you like what you see, you're in luck! Sherry London is hosting an international giveaway for a chic black cocktail dress. The black will work for any type of event and the beautiful open back will keep you cool even in the middle of summer. Entries are easy: visit their Facebook page, visit their Google+, send a Tweet, refer friends, etc.
Enter the Giveaway Here :)
Which of Sherry London's cocktail dresses do you like best? Where would you wear this little black dress?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.