Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Birthday Bummer

Saturday was Nathan’s birthday, and we had plans to meet a friend for dinner and drinks and then meet a few more friends downtown to see a couple bands play. Now, normally when I go see shows with Nathan, I am going to be with him or as a favor. But I’m not going because I want to see the band. There are exceptions of course, and the band playing Saturday was one I actually enjoy, so I was pretty disappointed when I ended up not feeling well and having to go home after dinner while Nathan and everyone else went out.

But I looked really pretty at dinner…

September 26

I wore a jacket and I thought it looked great, but the AC in the restaurant was not working so well and I ended up not needed it at all.

September 26

September 26

I got this dress so I could dress up a bit for Nathan’s birthday, because I like to dress up, and I like to be pretty for both myself AND Nathan. I am also extremely budget challenged right now, so I had to scope out a really good deal. And I did. This dress is a satiny number, it has its own slip and the slip has a wee bit of tulle to give it some volume. And I got it at Target. For $24.99. That’s right, $24.99. Unbelievable.

September 26

I plan on wearing it just like this to at least two more parties or events over the holiday season because the combo of the jacket, necklace and dress is just perfect! I love the way that pendant pops against the colors of the dress.

September 26

September 26

That big, dramatic necklace is actually a chain I got at a thrift store for about 50 cents and a focal piece for Michael’s craft store. I about died when I saw it. I love the result as well, it looks so classic and expensive.

September 26

Dress, Target
Jacket, Forever XXI
Necklace, self made
Bag, Vintage and thrifted
Tights, Merona, Target
Shoes, Payless

24 comments:

yotababy said...

I love that dress! I actually tried one of those on in a different pattern the other day, but it just didn't fit me right, sadly. It looks gorgeous on you!!!

The Monkey Attack Victim said...

I feel like your Target is different than my Target. I swear, I never see the things you wear at my Target.

Work With What You've Got said...

DK, It is!~ All Targets are not created equal. I love to shop other Tragets when I travel. Ghetto Target consistently has the best selection. Also, this dress is MADE for big busted girls. I am actually JUST filling it out. It’s a large (ouch), but I think you would look great in one of these.

Sher said...

Sorry you got sick. But you do look hot in your dinner outfit! You have such the eye for jewelry items. Love your idea of that focal necklace.

Amy said...

You look stunning!! I LOVE that dress on you and your shoes are so adorable!! Your necklace is gorgeous too! Ok, basically I am completely in love with your whole outfit!! ;)

I am so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. :( I hope you are feeling better!

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Tina said...

You look amazing. And even though you and I have very differnt styles, this is a place where we come together, b/c I would totally wear that if I could.

Jasie VanGesen said...

That dress is awfully pretty... just the slightest sheen to it. And it looks great with the necklace. :)

Renee[Q][C] said...

That dress is awesome!! I am not a jacket person but your whole outfit was great. My fave was the necklace!!

Linda said...

omg the bag the bag! I LOVE that bag...
ugh!

Love the whole look and how you put together the necklace...so crafty

Stephanie N. said...

My gosh, that is CUTE! So sorry to hear you got sick on the occasion. Such a bummer.

Alannah said...

Oh no, did you miss Datarock? That sucks.

I love this whole outfit. It's so stunning! You look amazing in so many different colours and patterns--it's really incredible! I definitely don't have the same selection at my Target(s) either, which sucks.

Sal said...

You did, indeed, look lovely! Fabulous color on ya, doll.

The Thrifty Stylist said...

great dress, great price! you look terrific. hope you're feeling better!

Audi said...

That dress was totally made for you. I thought for sure it was vintage when I first saw it.

B/C Changeover said...

That dress is so pretty on you! I love it with the black tights and booties and that necklace - awesome girly/punk vibe.

Leina said...

Girl, you are SLICK in this outfit! It's so well put together. That dress looks lovely on you!

J. said...

What a lovely dress! love the necklace too!

fashionblogger said...

This is a very pretty dress. I like the fabric; it looks thick and good quality. But my fave is the handbag; very classy!

ShopKim said...

You look very beautiful! I love what you did with the necklace.

Jane Winkler said...

That bag is amazing! I love little victories like you had with the necklace. Makes me feel like I'm sticking it to the man.

Sheila said...

Awesome dress - great colours on you. I hope you're feeling better.

Layla said...

WOW!! LOVE that dress!! Truly looks AWESOME on you!! I mean, you in it!! :)

hillary said...

gah that is fantastic. I choked a little. Is he a libra or is that still virgo? odd question huh? yeah I tend to do that.

Jess said...

What a cute little dress! The colors will serve you well for many a festive occasion.

Hop you feel better!