First off, I just need to say DAYUM GURL to myself because all those marathons and heavy weights are finally paying off and my booty is the gift that keeps on giving. *high-fiving myself*
Lovely derriere aside, let's talk about how perfect this dress is! It's an older Diane von Furstenberg that fit me like a glove right off the rack (very petite friendly designer by the way). The white stripe detail was originally an oatmeal beige color, but with a very fine detail brush and some fabric paint by Jacquard, I turned it into a pure white.
I went for a very classic look because I wanted to go some place a little more upscale to wine and dine with my husband before I went off on my vacation. I decided to go with a black and white color scheme. I love black and white, and it loves me right back, so it works. Red lipstick is definitely a bit "louder" than my normal lip choice (strawberry chapstick doesn't quite have the same punch) but it's date night!
On the dress though! The white stripe continue to the back but becomes vertical and I love it. This dress is simple, but when something fits you this well, it doesn't matter.
At first, I paired this with my nude patent Louboutins (the Pigalle Plato) but decided to switch them out for my other Loubs, but in black suede.
I love a nude heel most of the time, but black just seemed like it would work better for a classic wine-and-dine evening look. (Wallet/clutch is Kate Spade)
I did force my husband to dress for the occasion as well. He's been putting forth more of an effort lately, which I appreciate. I bought him a new suit to "encourage" him. He chose it though, and without even knowing what T3 colors are, he did choose something true to his type, unassisted.
The coat I'm wearing is a houndstooth pattern, from Modcloth, to complete the outfit (you know me, I love patterns!)
It is really late where I'm at (I'm currently out of the country) so I'm going to try to sleep and then go off on some cold, snowy, Icelandic adventures. So many things to share about my trip! Don't worry, we'll get to it. Right now I'm still adjusting. It's very hard to be away from my children, but I also really needed this break from all the stressors in my life. This is a very big "reset" for me. Things have been very hard for obvious reasons, and even now, on vacation, I can't seem to escape it (more on that later). Don't worry, you will hear ALL my whining later. When it rains, it pours, and I rarely carry an umbrella.