Dressy clothes—hmmm—Black tie not really included.

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I bought a cocktail dress last year…I don’t drink. I needed something between pants and black tie. I found this gorgeous dress, figured out what size I would be and waited til it went on sale. I had patience and Nordstrom didn’t have my size when it was full price but all of a sudden there it was in my size and on sale! Again the lesson for the day –buy classic and buy on sale. The dress is short but at the knee with a satin top with straps wide enough to cover a bra and the bottom from the empire bodice down is boucle with a bit of tasteful sparkle. I didn’t know exactly when I would wear it but I thought about my friend’s non profit event and another thing I might go to and it seemed I should strike while the iron was hot. I wore it to Mariska’s party for her star unveiling which was the night of the unveiling. Earlier that day I was in my trusty BR pants, sleeveless blouse and seater. Good thing too as it was really hot in the sun. Last year I bought a pair of dressy pants that I had taken in and how fab is it that I have to have them taken in again! Love that. It is great when you spend concerted effort getting into shape and it works. It didn’t for the first 2 years after chemo and then it just started to.. This summer I had to shorten my maxi dresses because I was thinner which made them longer.

Still I have no black tie–I could, in a jam wear the black pants with a silk top or the dress again. I have no black tie event looming either which is good. Hopefully I will one day but until then…No shopping!
This is the only picture I have of me in my dress–unfortunately some gorgeous brunette friend forever type is hugging me and you can’t see it!

So today I did buy something. I have to confess–but it was a pair of classic of the  moment D’Orsay style pumps in black suede and they were on sale for 80 dollars and not so high I needed oxygen. I love a good sale. My plan is that these are the shoes for next years Get In Touch Luncheon. Now I just have to find a dress…we don’t have a date yet and I am looking for a dress! 
Other than fashion…I am working on my book but the last few days I have had a really sick child who needed me. So there went the writing time! But I did manage to work on a project my brother through my way. I am learning as much as I can in order to be helpful with the social media aspect of Dad’s work but this is a research job. I enjoy research. The challenge is cool and I like finding things when I least expect to find them!

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