I’ve been out of the Monthly Theme business ever since Red & Black Week back in June. I’ve missed all of the sharing that goes on for these themes! So take a moment to make the blog world a brighter place and let’s all celebrate Special Occasions together today!
So, sometimes I create a lovely outfit, take an excellent batch of photos, and then somehow misplace them and they never get posted. 🙁 Back in March, Mr. Kitty and I celebrated our seven-year anniversary! This was our “when we met” anniversary – our fourth wedding anniversary will be on my birthday later this month. Which will also be my Fabulous Fortieth, and I am so excited! But we’ll talk more about that when the time comes. 😉
I scored this taffeta-esque evening gown at Ross for $11. Yes, eleven dollars. Okay, so it’s not Jessica McClintock quality, but it’ll do for a dinner in a town where most people wear baseball caps and flip-flops to the nicest restaurant in the area! I don’t usually go for the one-shoulder thing, but this one felt classy to me with the elegant folds over the bodice. Paired with a vintage veiled cocktail hat, ruched satin gloves and rhinestone jewelry (including the necklace Mr. Kitty got me for Valentine’s Day this year), I felt like a star from the 40s. You all know how much I love that feeling!
Isn’t Mr. Kitty amazingly handsome in a tie? I’m sure super glad I married him.
Mr. Kitty didn’t seem to feel slighted at all when I told him I spent only$11 on a dress for our special night. He even liked the one-shoulder thing, which he usually hates even more than I do. Still, I find myself fantasizing what this gown would look like without it… Who knows what you will see next time I wear it! 😉
I’m also participating in Style Crone’s Hat Attack today, with this vintage veiled cocktail hat I found on eBay. I bought a few of these more than 10 years ago, before vintage really got popular, so I scored some great deals. It’s amazing that there are only a couple of tiny flaws on the delicate veils after all the years of loving use they must have seen. I’m so happy that Style Crone is doing this new monthly theme. I’ve long adored her blog and she’s most definitely one of my fashion icons – a gorgeous, mature woman with a never-ending sense of style and an incredible collection of hats!
What special occasion is on your mind today?
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