The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, one of my friends invited me over for a holiday feast. Although I knew most of the guests would be dressed casually, it was a perfect excuse for me to get glammed up.
Happily, I was not the only one dressed up for the occasion–my friend’s sister was wearing a gorgeous gothic-inspired Betsey Johnson top, and her husband was wearing a fez! They both have fabulous, steampunk- and vintage- inspired style, and always know I can count on them to show up dressed with panache. They were likewise unsurprised to see that I was dressed up. 🙂
Dress: Macy’s, fishnets and shawl and boa: not sure, shoes: Naot, fascinator and earrings and short rhinestone necklace: So Good, long rhinestone necklace: Buffalo Exchange, medium rhinestone necklace: Target, pearls and rose bangle: H&M, crystals: my great-grandmother’s, silver/black bangles: Torrid and Deb, rhinestone bracelet: Forever 21, heart rhinestone ring: the Toy Chest, rose ring: Claire’s
After taking these pictures–during which I nearly froze my ass off–I changed from fishnets into leggings. Less glamorous, but also much less ass-freezy.
I’ve had the fishnets since high school, and trying them on reminded me why I never wear them (or any of my other fishets–pink, purple, sparkly, etc) anymore. I love how they look but they’re ridiculously uncomfortable, even over athletic shorts. Someone needs to start making fishnet-print leggings.
My wonderful $12 thrifted leopard coat helped stave off the cold.
But I took it off to get a good twirling picture.
A close-up of all my bling:
In this picture, you can see that the string in the rhinestone bracelet is a bit messed-up (which is why I got it on sale!), but I was too cold to turn it around and take another picture. Ah well. You still get the general sparkly idea!