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Or Break Out Your Party Dress!
Sheila of Ephemera‘s birthday isn’t until next week, but she’s hosting a birthday party tonight! This party will be so fun, that it’s almost guaranteed someone will lose an article of clothing. In fact, someone already has!
I so wanted to attend, in real-time. But Sheila lives in Canada. The next best thing is attending her e-Party invite, but I felt a little like Cinderella. I’m a paralegal for a law firm. I don’t have many party dresses. You’ve already seen the lone “People Dress” a lot. I have one other appropriate for nighttime weddings. Very sad, I know.
I did what Cinderella would have done if she coulda gotten a ride and a babysitting gig for the extra bucks, and went to a couple of local thrift stores, hoping to spend under two tenners for something to wear for Sheila’s party, upcoming holiday parties, and to work. Because on my budget, if you’re coming home with me, you have to be a multi-tasking dress.
Not only did I find this cool stretch denim sheath dress with a burnout floral pattern, but I found a DOG bracelet (see photo). I thought it was a stretch saints bracelet like the Teen picked up at the local Greek Festival, that I have been coveting, and whining about why she didn’t buy me one, too. I actually yelped when I first laid eyes on this one, and then squealed when I saw it was dogs, not saints. I won’t tell you what I did when I took it to the cash register and paid $3.50 for it.
Guess who I was thinking of when I saw this dress? Sheila. It reminds me of her long, slim, well-tailored denim skirts, and the cool prints on many of her separates and dresses. Even better, I stayed true to who I am and what my style is now (and likely always has been): streamlined, monochromatic, with a touch of major, sometimes goofy, bling. After some experimentation over the past year, it’s something I finally owned after a year or more of studying you guys’ amazing style blogs. Be who you are. Nobody looks better doing that than you.
Happy, happy birthday, Sheila! I hope you have many, many more, because you are a huge part of my life, and I love you and your style. I have a little prezzie for you, too, and am hoping you’ll email me your address. I know I could have asked Megan, but I didn’t want to appear stalkerish.
P.S. If you want to know what I’m like at parties, give me two drinks and play this song. I won’t remember a thing.
Photo credit: The Absent-Minded Professor (when I asked him how I looked, he said, well, nothing I can repeat here, but from a male perspective, more than all right :P) The Teen said, “Are you wearing that to dinner? (Thai grill).” Uh, no. Dammit.