That title sounds ominous huh? Sorry but I just couldn’t come up with anything better. Anyways…
A week or so ago, I shared a sparkly and bright look as part of a holiday collaboration with Dress & Dwell, well today I’m sharing another favorite D&D find from their Party at Gatsby’s look book but it’s a little less sparkly and more with the dark holiday vibe. That comes courtesy of this sweater. When I spotted it, I knew it wasn’t something I would normally gravitate to but I’ve been trying to work more sweaters into my outfits (I think it’s the Floridian in me that has an aversion to sweaters) so I thought I’d give it a go. I love the length and the fact that it is super soft and cozy. Speaking of the length, just like my last D&D pick, they’ve styled this as a dress online but if you’re over 5’6″ I’d suggest pairing it with leggings, tights or pants to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. Just saying.
And if you’re loving D&D’s Party at Gatsby’s look book and you’re in the Louisville/New Albany area – mark you calendar for Wednesday December 12th.
They will be hosting their 3rd annual Holiday Fashion show which they promise will be “a dazzling 1920′s inspired fashion show worthy of Gatsby himself.” The event begins at 6:30 pm at The Loft on Spring in New Albany and features looks from local boutiques all partnering to raise money for a local charity. This year’s beneficiary is Blessings in a Backpack, a national non-profit organization that provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.
In addition to the show, there will be live jazz, hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, on sale now at Dress & Dwell and Colokial or by calling 812.725.7566.
Sweater: The Donatella Sweater borrowed from Dress & Dwell; Leather Front Leggings: Anthropologie; Heels: ZARA (similar); Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: BaubleBar
p.s. – please pardon the wonky hair.
Photos by Whitney Neal.
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Can I get an AMEN for the weekend being almost here? This week has been madness and I’m ready to slow down a little bit in preparation for next week’s holiday. Thanksgiving weekend is always one of my favorites weekends of the year so I’m definitely counting down to that four day weekend.
But before then, we’re hoping to finally finish our bathroom remodel this weekend (and by we, I mean the awesome contractor who is doing all the hard work). I don’t share a lot of home stuff but I’m thinking there may need to be an exception made for this project.
Moving on… as this weekend gets closer and closer, I have to share some pictures from last weekend’s excitement at Churchill Downs. It was a very pleasant surprise to be asked to join the lovely Miranda from The Chic Street as a judge in their Fall Derby Fashion event at Downs After Dark.
The contest was held in the new Club 140, which is a very cool space especially for a chillier night, and was open to anyone who wanted to strut their stuff across the stage. The prize: two tickets to Derby 140 and the opportunity to walk the red carpet. The pressure was on as we took to the stage to take notes on our favorites. Let me just say that narrowing it down to five favorites was TOUGH.
The big winner.
In the end, we selected a great group that put a great fall spin on Derby and the winner was put together from head to toe. I was bummed that one of our favorites wasn’t there at the end since she was rocking a great fascinator.
Speaking of fascinators, Britni from HeadCandi designed a gorgeous and fun piece for me to pair with my outfit. I didn’t get a good shot of the look but hopefully you can see some of the details in the pictures below. I absolutely loved it and I need to get it back to her before I pack it away to use for Derby 140.
Thanks to Jeff, Michelle and Tricia at Churchill for inviting me to be a part of such a fun night.
p.s. – sorry for all the pink tinted pictures, it was the lighting on stage. u
Judging with Miranda.
Loved all the personality and fun that people brought to the contest.
my beautious date and photographer for the night Caitlin.
So I am struggling a little this Monday. Tackling that to-do list coupled with the hangover from a weekend full of home improvements projects (plus attending a very fun night of Night Racing, more details on that later) has me all out of whack.
In the chaos of the last couple weeks, I totally forgot to share this post from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Masquerade Ball that a big group of our friends went to earlier this month. I had never been to a masquerade party so it was a lot of fun to find a mask and get all dolled up for a night out. It did end up being the same night that Miami got demolished by Florida State (things haven’t been the same since), so I spent half of the night listening to the game on the radio (yes, I was THAT person but i had to support my canes) but it was still a lot of fun.
Side note: if you’re in Louisville and are ever given the opportunity to see Tony & The Tan Lines play, seize it. Seriously, they are one of the most fun cover bands around. Lots of 80′s party rock (think Hall & Oats, Genesis, Huey Lewis and the News, Gloria Estefan, tunes from Footloose and Dirty Dancing) and they stay in character the entire time.
I didn’t get a ton of pictures but I thought I’d share a little of the looks.
Caitlin and I ready to head out.
Dress: Milly Magnolia Lace Butterfly Sheath (I didn’t get any pics of the best part – the bow detail on the back!)
Masked Ladies: Me, Courtney, Megan, Caitlin and Channing
Courtney’s Gold & Black Bow Mask (she made it).
Megan’s Feathered Mask and Gold Lariat Necklace
Caitlin’s Gold and Black Flowered Mask
Lots of Black & Gold
Me, Courtney Megan, Caitlin and Channing