Has anyone bought a fancy dress (it really could be any article of clothing, jewelry or pair of shoes) they loved but had no where to wear it to and then proceeded to make up places in their head just to justify that purchase? I did this ten years ago, I was dress shopping for my bridesmaids and found the most fabulous black satin fishtail dress that fit me like a glove. I justified it by saying I would wear it to my cousins wedding (pregnant with my second child), New Years Party (they all got more casual), or some REALLY fancy party in the future. Well I had to wait for the future, 10 YEARS in the future. That’s right, I waited 10 years to wear this dress for the first time.
I had the honour of attending the National Ballet of Canada Diamond Gala last night and I had something in my closet to wear! I had my hair done (thanks G from Cattiva Salon), my nails freshly polished and my make up done as well (beautiful job J from Bobbi Brown Sherway Gardens). I received lots of stares walking around Sherway with that much make up on at 3:30 pm on a Wednesday.
The great thing about a dress that is well made and has a classic shape is that you really can keep it in your closet for 10 years and wear it one evening and it still looks beautiful.