Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pretty! Shiny!

Have I mentioned how much I like pretty things? And how happy shopping makes me? Well, let me say it again in the context of showing off my latest purchase:


(That's taffeta on the skirt, which is gorgeously iridescent in a way that doesn't show up here, and jersey on the bodice. Imagine it with pearls and stiletto heels.)

This is the first fancy dress I've bought in several years, and I'll be taking it out for a walk at Victoria's wedding in July and the formal dinner component of my college reunion in a couple of weeks. Even at half price on Bluefly I'm not sure that I should have spent the money. . . but what the hell. If I'm going to be flying solo, I might as well look good!

13 comments:

squadratomagico said...

STAMPED! with the squadratomagico seal of approval. Lovely color, nice silhouette... you'll be turning heads!

adjunct whore said...

georgeous dress....i want one!

Quinn said...

me too me too!

MaggieMay said...

How beautiful! I love the color!

jb said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Well done!

dhawhee said...

i like the criss-cross top. it appears to have a kind of binding effect in a very good/flattering way. perfect for the two occasions!

Dr. Virago said...

Ooh! Pretty! Pretty!

life_of_a_fool said...

awesome dress! I love it when you share your shopping finds.

Theodora said...

Theodora says, the dress it is the most super-fantastic dress! Flavia, she will be the most beautiful belle at the ball!

Oh, and thank you for introducing me to Manolo the Shoe-blogger, too!

Horace said...

Great dress, and if it's not too weird or creepy for me to say so, it looks like a good cut for you, too.

Flavia said...

Thanks, guys! I always do worry that my shopping pics are completely uninteresting to people other than me, so it's nice to have the affirmation.

(And Horace: given your own apparent way with a kicky pleated skirt, I wouldn't say your comment is weird or creepy at all!)

muse said...

It's Stunning. And you will look Stunning. And you most certainly deserve to look Stunning. You rock and don't forget it.

medieval woman said...

that's totally kick ass...