Last Friday, my little sister's boyfriend stopped by the preschool classroom where she teaches for a little visit. In a Clifford costume. Thinking the classroom visitor was her teacher's friend, she proceeded to dance and sing with Clifford and her two-year-olds, only to be suprised when he handed her a heart-shaped Clifford book. The inside cover read: "Will you marry me?" Readers, she said yes. And here is what I wore to their engagement party this past Saturday night.
* Shirt Love black tank * Dana Buchman gold sequin sweater * purple DKNY leather pencil skirt * black Hue tights * black/brown DKNY shooties * F21 gold headband * gold charm bracelet * dollar store drop earrings *
For such a festive event, I thought: Bring on the sparkle. After first texting a photo to my mother, sisters, cousin and several friends to make sure this outfit was wearable/appropriate. With their resounding approval, I present to you my best ebay find of all time (read: 4 years): this purple DKNY leather pencil skirt. Retail value, $298. Ebay price: $30, including shipping, new with tags. Sometimes the gods of thrift smile upon me, and this purchase was certainly one of those times. With the bright shine of the sweater, I toned it down a bit with the touches of black and simple accessories.
And just a peek at the beautiful bride-to-be...